I agree with you–many Americans aren’t grappling with whether we are ready for a female president or black president.

issue that I never gave a second thought to, but has been raised
recently, is whether the country is ready to vote for a Morman (Romney).

give Americans a bit more credit than some political “experts.”  I
doubt many Americans are grappling with voting for someone because of
race, gender, or religion.

Of course, there are some bigots, but the exception does not make the rule.