I am sure I will have some things to say over the course of the next couple of months about Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate, but I find it fascinating that this is the first presidential election in American history in which there is not a white Protestant on the ticket. Romney, of course, is a Mormon. Obama is an African-American Protestant, and Biden and Ryan are Catholics.
I wonder if the VP debate between Biden and Ryan will turn into a forum on Catholic social teaching? From what I have read over the last year or two, Biden has never heard of Catholic social teaching and Ryan thinks it is synonymous with the GOP platform.
Whatever the case, religious freedom in the United States has come a long way.