Adding Paul Ryan to the GOP ticket tells us that he is squeaky clean. The Romney campaign has been the best-funded and most detail-oriented of all the campaigns this cycle, on both sides. Ryan getting the nod means he has gotten past an extremely rigorous process.
Adding Ryan to the ticket tells us that the Romney campaign will, as Roger wrote, be about the economy from dawn to dusk. Ryan is an intellectual powerhouse but he is not a bomb-thrower. Ryan is solidly conservative, dynamic, and full of ideas. His wheelhouse is reforming entitlements and undoing the damage that the present administration is doing through excessive out-of-control spending. He may be the best-equipped person in the nation to articulate just how dangerous the president’s policies are, and he can be inspirational even when going wonk on the federal budget. He is courageous like few leaders we have in Washington. Ryan is not the demographic/generational game-changer that a Marco Rubio or Susana Martinez might have been, but his presence on the ticket will keep the campaign’s focus where it belongs, on saving the country from our current president and the fiscal nightmare he has intentionally created. Paul Ryan is an inspired and courageous choice.
Paul Ryan is an intellectual engine. With Paul Ryan on the ticket, America has a real comeback team now.