Michael Walsh writes:
… would have Romney’s looks, Pawlenty’s temper, Bachmann’s temperament, Paul’s constitutionalism, Cain’s charm, Gingrich’s knowledge, and Santorum’s decency.
My original intent for this post was to play along. I’d arrange the pieces a bit better, I’d rather Bachmann’s temper and Pawlenty’s temperament for instance. I was also going to say that if we could have Romney’s looks (a superficial attribute), I’d like Cain’s skin color and Bachmann’s gender. I don’t think they’re the most important qualities of either of them, but all things being equal, I’d love for our super-candidate to be black or female. It’s really tokenism I’m after. But if we could find a candidate who was qualified in all the other departments, why not check off some of those boxes as well? It’s not that it would make them a better president, but it would make them a better candidate.