Romney picks Paul Ryan. You can find your own real news link.
On the bright side, I'm willing to bet the number of ads accusing national-level candidates of murder will triple now that Ryan's on the ticket. Just think of the heights of intellectual analysis we'll be getting over the next couple of months. Romney/Ryan, for a more murderous America, or something like that.
November cannot come fast enough. Objectively, Ryan's a decent choice. He further puts Wisconsin into play; he is a serious, well-thought out speaker who contrasts nicely with the bomb-throwing image of the Tea Party. Not only that, but he brings quite possibly the best planning mind from the GOP House to the ticket. A lot of people will try and paint him as the second coming of either Ayn Rand or Ebenezer Scrooge, neither of which are true. He's also a practicing Roman Catholic and extremely good with numbers and health care policy. He brings a lot of credibility on those issues, specifically the Affordable Care Act, to the ticket that the right has been nervous about Romney on.
Twitter currently is all a-flutter with the news. The oddest thing I'm seeing, though, is the certainty that Joe Biden will trounce Paul Ryan in the debates. Look, I like Joe Biden. I'm from Delaware; Biden is a great guy. But... am I really, let's be honest here, supposed to believe that the guy who screws up his history whenever given the chance, is going to trounce the guy who is best known for having a commanding knowledge of the government's economic, health care and fiscal policy?
The biggest thing the Paul Ryan pick means is this: This is going to be an election about ideas and fiscal policy. This will not be an incendiary campaign based on murder accusations.
At least, I hope that's what it means.
Yeah. This is pure politics. But, hey, it is big news today.