Newt Gingrich and Boring White Guys
August 07, 2008, 06:21 AM
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Candidate John McCain is still mulling over whom to select for his Vice-Presidential candidate. There has been some talk of him having a woman on the ticket, such as Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska.[McCain VP Talk Turns to Two Female Conservatives Joseph Curl, Ralph Z. Hallow, Washington Times, Aug. 1st, 2008

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who supports Governor Palin, has some advice for McCain, counseling the GOP candidate not to select �one more relatively boring normal mainstream Republican white guy�. So what does Gingrich mean by that? Does he consider himself �one more relatively boring normal mainstream Republican white guy� ? How about McCain, is he also �one more relatively boring normal mainstream Republican white guy�? Does Gingrich consider all the previous GOP presidents, from Abraham Lincoln to George W. Bush, as �relatively boring normal mainstream Republican white guys� ?

Would Gingrich accept a candidate who is white, but is not �relatively boring�? How about one who is Republican but who isn’t �mainstream� but is a �white guy�? Now is the kind of person Gingrich describes at all equivalent to the "typical white person" described by Obama? Would Gingrich have advised McCain not to select �one more relatively boring normal mainstream Republican black guy"?

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