I think a Romney / Palin ticket would be a disaster, for many reasons. Firstly, it’d make the JFK / LBJ relationship look warm and convivial, second, it’d turn off many independent women and low-information voters who bought into the whole “I can see Russia from my house” nonsense or are jealous of her. Third, he doesn’t deserve her as a running mate (neither did Juan McLame, but that’s another story) and fourth, he’d marginalize her from the first day. I could go on and on, as I’m sure you could, too.
In the interest of fairness, I’m not a fan of Palin. I agree with your take, but that’s going to be seen as me expressing my dislike, rather than my rational aversion to involving her in this campaign. I have admitted mistrust of her, and I do believe that enters into it too. That’s still not my main objection here.
I made the same JFK / Johnson reference to her related to the McCain / Palin ticket, and what an election win would garner for her. I think you’re reasoned in thinking the same thing would take place with Romney. I don’t think it would be quite as bad under Romney. I think he’s smart enough to allow her to be his ombudsman with Conservatives.
McCain would have done his best to belittle her IMO. He’s an angry old ass. He hate’s Conservatives. I don’t see Romney in that light. He does disagree with us, but I don’t see him as a hateful man.
Others that have observed him longer than I might differ on that and be more accurate. Just sayin...