All right, this MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant recipient won't bring the common-man quality, but Rogers is indisputably brilliant and knowledgeable.
He would be a worthy successor to the scholarly Justice Souter, and a nice contrast to the two Bush ideologues, Roberts and Alito.
Many Republicans speak well of Rogers, the founder and director the research-policy center, the Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS).
He's in his 50s, and the guy seems to know everyone.
Forget demographics, go for the brains.