The Republican candidate was kept on the back foot for weeks but in choosing Paul Ryan, Romney is looking to his core vote.
Mitt Romney was understandably keen to pick a very different kind of vice-presidential running mate. Instead of a relatively inexperienced governor of an outlying state, in Paul Ryan the Republican presidential candidate has gone for a consummate political professional with 14 years of congressional experience under his belt.
But while Ryan is unlikely to have embarrassing, flustered moments in television studios when asked to list the daily newspapers he reads, he is proving every bit as controversial and polarising as his Alaskan predecessor.
The Democrats have dubbed him a "certifiably rightwing ideologue", claiming he is out to destroy America's modest welfare programmes.
The Brits at The Guardian offer a well-rounded look at Ryan who has energized Romney. It's a worthwhile read.
Well MAYBE the DEMS aren't all that NERVOUS about RYAN. radiomankc comments:
17 August 2012 4:49PM