Originally Posted by ErikTheDread
Romney wants to lose?
Ryan would appease the base, but so what? Swing voters are where the action is and Ryan brings nothing to that table.
I think this fundamentally wrong. Modern elections in the US are about getting the people who very much prefer you or despise the other guy to take the effort to vote.
In addition....I haven't bothered to look at any data but I can see Paul doing better than the other possible VP options with white women...a demographic Romney has to improve upon to win. All in all, I think it's a good pick politically....prob not as good as Palin, but Romney doesn't have to gamble as much as McCain did.