the excitement of some folks at the prospect of Mitt Romney as a VP.  Let’s review Romney’s apparent downsides – 1) out-of-touch rich, 2) values his religion more than good public policy, and 3) is a complete phony.  Maybe it’s just me, but that’s the sort of thing that Republican voters just eat up, no?  And it’s worth remembering that it describes George Bush pretty well, too.  I’m not saying that Romney’s anything to be concerned about (as a VP candidate, anyway)*, but as a Dem, I’d far rather see a freakshow like Huckabee or sadsack Lieberman on the ticket.

*This would be a completely different race if the GOP had had the sense to pick Romney as its nominee.