I am pretty sure Mitt announced his exploratory committee to ride the coattails of Yeah Samake, LDS candidate for the presidency of Mali.  While I do not intend to support Romney in his contest, I will root for Samake.  Not only does Yeah make for a better name than Mitt, but I would LOVE to see another African country pull itself out of that post-colonial rut of bigmanism.  I will be interested to see how Samake’s religion will affect his campaign, if at all.  In my little neck of Africa, Mormonism is even more suspect than it is here in the US.  I expect it will be the major obstacle to overcome for the Romney campaign, let’s see if  Samake has a similar experience.  Good luck, Samake, but more importantly: good luck Mali.