Saturday, August 11, 2012
Congressman Paul Ryan? VP choice of Mitt Romney
Wisconsin Congressman Paul D. Ryan will be the vice presidential running mate of GOP candidate Mitt Romney. Interesting. Instead of selecting a candidate who could have delivered one of the key swing states, Romney chose someone who appeals to the Tea Party base and its corporate support machinery. Ryan is a student of federal budget issues, and led the assault against House Democrats and the Obama administration. Romney has a steep uphill fight as voters begin to consider electing a superrich candidate who refuses to release his tax returns. Ryan will be tasked with keeping the anti-Obama campaign message in focus. One may hope he does it in a more rational, expert way than the last VP nominee from the GOP, Sarah Palin.