It would sure get them media attention:
So when Crist earlier this month introduced 38-year-old socialite Carole Rome as "my girlfriend" at a Governor's Mansion reception, tongues wagged: Could she be 'the one,' the future first lady of Florida? Or even, a vice president's wife?
Or is Rome, recently divorced and the mother of two school-age girls in New York, just the latest woman to be linked, correctly or not, with the governor who makes no apologies about his social life?
"I'm not a monk," Crist told the Times in December. "I'm a governor."
Oh, honey, we know you're not a monk! They at least get more play.
Even Daddy's excited:
Dr. Crist said his son, married once from 1979 to 1980, has always enjoyed the company of women: "Always! I mean, I can't keep up with him," Dr. Crist laughed. "And they like him, too."
Haha, they loved Liberace, too.
But who wouldn't love Crist? Let's look at what he does in his free time:
Crist has long had an active social life. On weekends in St. Petersburg, he's been seen cruising around in his yellow Mustang convertible. At night you can sometimes find him at Ceviche, the tapas bar across the street from his downtown condo.
And in Tallahassee late last year he made headlines when he made a late-night stop at Big Daddy's, the Tallahassee bar popular with FSU students who go for the beer specials.
Crist said recently that he thinks it's sort of silly how people -- notably, the press -- go into a tizzy whenever he appears in public with a woman. Yet he accepts that the scrutiny comes with his very public job.
And this short article uses the word "bachelor" only 8 times....
Seriously, though, this wouldn't be the first time that a running mate was chosen partly because of his or her identity and the fact that that identity would make the ticket "historic." And considering the fact that he'll be running against the first African American major party nominee, he might think about investing in the gay vote.
And if McCain is really as comfortable around the gays as we're told, then he ought to use this opportunity to show it.