Out of curiosity, whom would you have picked (assuming you wanted Romney to win)? I've been mulling it over for weeks and I could never decide. Is the field really that thin, or the "base" really that hard to figure?
Offhand, I'd say Rubio gives him a better chance, but it's a fairly open secret that he has very low hanging fruit on the opp research tree (probably bad news for him for his relection campaign, congrats on being vetted for VP, esse. Also, you know, he's a brown guy, and the potential gaffes of Romney handing him his car keys at the convention, of Romney calling him "boy"...well, you get the idea.
This was a bad time for them to have to make this decision, I don't envy the analysts. Really the right thing to do was to wait and announce at the convention and see if they somehow could turn around some of the softness in the numbers. That aside, while it's easy to see the superficial logic behind Ryan, it's an extremely high risk proposition. There is no viable "Ryan Plan". Literally. It's a talking point. Maybe that's enough these days, obviously voters don't actually read position papers or the like, they just want to know there's something. The problem is, and this is really staggering when you consider it, that the GOP came up with (possibly the only) a VP challenger that Biden it going to absolutely destroy with working class whites. Biden's a weak VP, a detriment to the campaign in many ways, I felt that way when he was announced, I feel that way now. He does a few strong "moves" in a political sense, though, and those primarily revolve around his ability to to project empathy for working class baby boomers and their fears about retirement, growing old, and whatever those self entitles whiny ******** are afraid of these days.
As strengths go this is really fairly useless...UNLESS, you prop a Costello to his Abbot (baby boomers are old, get it?) in the form of some cartoonish slick haired 40 year old douchebag who talks about ending medicare and social security, and looks like the younger ******* most of them end working for in their later years who ignores their accomplishments and takes credit for their work.
But I mean, really, what are the odds of that happening?
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