I make way too many mistakes to play “gotcha” journalism. Yet the first paragraph in this Huffington Post blog entry did arrest my attention:

Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate marks the first time in American history that no Protestant will appear on a major-party ticket for president. Ryan is Roman Catholic, and Romney, of course, is Mormon.

Biden is also a Roman Catholic. And Obama is a Protestant. (I am so not going there.)  So my conclusion is that Professor Balmer (or his editor) does not think that the Democrats are a major party. Wasn’t it Will Rogers who said, “I’m not a member of any organized party - I’m a Democrat!”

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