…I worry that the Onion’s satire is dead on: Admit It, I Scare The Ever-Loving S### Out Of You, Don’t I?
Yup, you should be scared shitless of me, because guess who isn’t? The people of Wisconsin. They love me. Republicans and Democrats there love me. Hell, I get Democrats to vote for me even if my policies make zero sense when it comes to their livelihoods. Do you know why? Because they like me. They like my story. Young, good-looking kid who pulled himself up by his bootstraps to make something of himself. Christ, I’m a storybook candidate. I balance out this ticket so well it’s almost too perfect. The people of Ohio are going to think that. And seniors in Florida—the state we supposedly lost when Mitt picked me—won’t be so scared as soon they know that my mother lives in Florida, and that all I want to do is reform the health care system so she can receive care that makes good fiscal sense.
When in doubt, bet on charisma and the candidate with more money. Granted, Mitt Romney, who isn’t so good with the charisma, is still the top of the ticket.
I’m not saying President Obama is going to lose this election, just that I don’t think the Paul Ryan pick is strategically a bad pick.
Did anyone find this line in this Politico story a little weird?
Ryan is 42, the same age as Romney’s oldest son, Tagg, giving the ticket a father-son aura.
“Mitt sees a bit of himself in Ryan,” said a top Romney adviser. “They’re both data guys, policy guys, details guys. It’s fun to watch them together — sometimes they go into wonk-world together.”
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