Another one from yesterday's requests thread: "Implications of the Mormon grassroots mobilization if Romney gets picked to be McCain's VP. I say it makes Nevada and Colorado tougher for the Democrats to pick up, and Michigan also, though not so much for the LDS factor."
I think that's right. There's also the potential that Mormon mobilization could put Oregon back in play. You saw from the McCain-Clinton matchup polling that McCain's not per se unacceptable to Oregon and the state has a much larger Mormon population than people realize. On the other hand, given the fact that evangelicals are already less-than-ecstatic about McCain, adding Romney make that problem even worse and hurt McCain in Ohio, Virginia, and elsewhere that the GOP counts on mobilizing these voters. More generally, Romney seems to be a figure who most Americans find despicable, which makes him a problematic VP choice.
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