I do not believe this man was chosen because of the color of his skin. I know many true conservatives who like this man. He also seems to appeal to moderate conservatives (how is that even possible? lol). If he can bridge the gap between the mod cons and the hard core, then in fact, he was a fabulous pick and may be just what we need right now. Like I had said earlier, I'm on the fence with him. I'm more than willing to give him a shot.
*If he wants to reach out to pro-choicers, that's political code for reaching out to younger women IMO. We need more chicks in our party, cause women will be the ones to bring us into the 21st century. JMHO.