GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has announced that his running mate will be Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, author of the Medicare Destruction Act of 2011.
Now, as we’ve discussed before, Paul Ryan is a total fraud - an apt running mate, perhaps, for the guy who was the object of the original (and still missed) Massachusetts political blog, “Romney is a Fraud.” There will be plenty of time to dissect Ryan’s numerous ludicrous positions on budgetary matters and to assess the number of votes in, say, Florida that this pick has cost Romney.
But for now, let’s leave it at this: Mitt Romney will almost certainly be overshadowed by Paul Ryan. Both the left and the right will now identify the ticket, at least on economic matters, not by what Mitt Romney has said (in part because, as we know, he’s been on both sides of most issues), but by what Paul Ryan has said. I’m not sure that’s such a great thing for a presidential candidate.