I am heartened. I didn't think he had ANY chance.
I love that man. Straight talking. Nice solid spine. Very orthodox. Doesn't take any crap. Talks like a normal human being. He confronts the hard questions head on. When a journalist asks him a question, he doesn't (usually) spin the question to his advantage he ANSWERS it. And he says things that aren't supposed to be said.
People are looking to widen the geographical field for selecting popes. This would do it.
I'm hoping against hope.
If there are any journalists reading who want to talk to me, you can facebook me, my smartphone will ring.