Reader: Another conservative Latino VP prospect, Oldest Catholic college drops “Catholic,” Who might miss OH ballot?By
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Hey, Iâm pretty depressed about Mitt and Newt leading the pack. So letâs talk about the #2 slot. A lot of conservatives say it would be great to have a conservative Latino as the GOP VP candidate. So Marco Rubio, right? Well, Bill McGurn of the Wall Street Journal notes thereâs actually another great option: Luis FortuĂ±o, Governor of Puerto Rico. (Yes, he is legally eligible as are all Puerto Ricans.) FortuĂ±o is pro-life andÂ is credited with turning Puerto Rico’s economyÂ around.Â http://cvote.to/9X
I’m not the only one sour on Newt and Mitt. Some big GOP donors are still shopping around the idea of another candidate. Names floated? Jim DeMint or Jeb Bush. Conservative commentator Erick Erickson thinks it wonât happen: âDonât hold your breath. But prayer does work.â http://cvote.to/9Y
Rut roh: Newt Gingrich might not get enough signatures by 4 p.m. today to get on the ballot in the Ohio primary. http://cvote.to/9Z
Very sad news: The Catholic University of Leuven is droppping the adjective “Catholic” from their name.Â Leuven is the oldest Catholic college in the world andÂ was founded in 1425 by Pope Martin V. http://cvote.to/9a
GOP leaders courting Gov. Dave Heineman to run against DemocratÂ Sen. Ben NelsonÂ in Nebraska. http://cvote.to/9b
Speaking of the Nebraska Senate race, here is the CatholicVote.org interview with declared Republican candidate Don Stenberg. http://cvote.to/9c Â
Dolly the Sheep pioneer recommends shifting away from embryonic stem cell research. http://cvote.to/9d
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is working hard to clear the name of a wrongly-convicted felon. http://cvote.to/9e
The World War II Museum in New Orleans estimates that about 1,000 World War II veterans die each day. On the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, remember these brave men with your prayers.