As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney was the leader of one of the largest Irish-American communities in the United States as Mr. Romney explained it to Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a visit to the Irish Embassy in London.
And on that very same day that the Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney met with the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, Enda Kenny at a room inside the Irish Embassy, the Olympic traffic grid-lock was so bad that Mr. Romney’s team decided it was best to exit their vehicles and walk on foot to the nearby embassy. Along the way the Romney team were seen saying hello and shaking hands with the regular folks making their way along the streets that afternoon in London.
The question for Republican’s is how the Irish-American vote will impact Mitt Romney during the U.S. Presidential election. Do Irish-American’s even vote as a “block” these days?
Back in the days of JFK and RFK democratic candidates could count on this group of people to vote as a block, securing that chunk of the vote, but today the Irish are from all walks of life and the democratic party has widened it’s scope beyond the traditional party line.
These are the rumored contenders for the Vice President slot on the Romney ticket:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.