Objectively, and secularly, I think Romney would make a very good president, I just think he has a huge gorilla on his back.
That being said, similar things were said about John F. Kennedy, a Catholic, and many didn't think he'd stand a chance of winning, especially in the South. That is likely why Lyndon B. Johnson, a Southerner, was selected as Kennedy's running mate.
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