I don’t know why people are surprised about my take on this subject. My blog has always been against unmarried teenage pregnancy, against low class behavior, against women being given special special consideration (there’s no way a man this inexperienced would ever have been selected), and against the Evangelical Christian influence on the Republican party.The alleged prolish behaviors of the family brings into focus what in retrospect seems obvious to me about my natural affinity for Romney* over the other candidates in both parties--he both epitomizes upper-middle class values and has been quite fertile (he has five successful sons). There are few celebrities able to simultaneously manage both.
Sarah Palin has been fertile, but the perception I'm getting from HS is that she is a better looking version of Roseanne Conner. McCain, with an irascible streak and a divorce in his background, is in the same boat (although by marrying up he's now an adopted blueblood). Obama's family is a whiter one, despite being black--Barack and Michelle had a couple of daughters in their mid- to late-thirties. Joe Biden lost his wife and a child in a car accident, remarried, and now has three surviving kids. Not too shabby. Amazingly though, after serving in the Senate for 35 consecutive years, he may be worth less than I am.
Romney represents an American ideal that creates success instead of merely seeming to transfer it or leverage it by pointing to the suffering he has endured. His speech, my favorite of the convention (I've only read transcripts, not watched video, so I'm not referring to delivery, just text), shows why he embodies what is strived for in Steve Sailer's Affordable Family Formation strategy--unfortunately, he's a rich Mormon, so it wouldn't work out.
* As a 'celebrity' politician, not as a legislator or an executive.