As you, dear readers, are no doubt already aware Gov. Romney has tapped Wisconsin Representative, Paul Ryan, as his running mate. We will tackle this in more depth (more depth than this one sentance, anyway) later, but in the meantime here is some suggested reading on the subject.
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- Over at the National Journal, Major Garret discusses the five advantages and five hazards of having Ryan on the Republican ticket.
- Henry Blodget at Business Insider points out the analysis of Ryan (Here's the keeper quote: "Mr. Ryan is the most conservative Republican member of Congress to be picked for the vice-presidential slot since at least 1900. He is also more conservative than any Democratic nominee was liberal, meaning that he is the furthest from the center.") by NYT's Nate Silver.
- Here is the original post by Silver at his excellent NYT blog FiveThirty Eight. Most interesting is that Nate Silver projected Romney to have only a 30% chance of winning before selecting Ryan. Obviously, he needed to do something different, but as we will point out later this week, it is likely to backfire on Romney. (Notice how he is already trying to distance himself from the "Ryan Budget"?) The post is titled "A Risky Rationale Behind Romney’s Choice of Ryan".
- Ubiquitous John McCain veep choice quote: "I'm still proud of my running mate." We bet he is. As Jon Stewart noted, thanks in large part to his running mate he won another term in the Senate.