The Unbearable "Weirdness" of Mormonism and Mr. Romney
"Mormons try to set up their lives to have a lot of good influences from other Mormons around them," Mr. Sailer continues. "By way of analogy, think of the late Neil Armstrong. He was a prime product of the general healthiness of mid-20th Century American culture (which Mormons continue continue to espouse, which is why they are considered so weird and creepy today)."
Bingo! I, too, have come to like Mr. Romney the more I learn about him. I started liking him with his much-ridiculed "trees are the right height" in Michigan comments about which I blogged back in March — Another Nowhere Man.
That said, I will not vote for the man. Policy, not likability, is what I'm looking for. He may well be the slightly lesser of two evils, but my vote won't count in Blue New York even if I were willing to vote for the slightly lesser of two evils, which I am not. I plan to make my vote count by giving a more-or-less deserving third-party candidate some needed support. If none can be found, I'll either stay home or write in Grover Cleveland.