On my Current TV show last week, I begged Mitt Romney to choose Paul
Ryan as his running mate. But I never thought Romney would be dumb
enough to take my advice.
I’m so glad he did. Barack Obama himself could not have picked a better veep candidate for the Republican Party.
First, can anybody seriously pretend that Ryan — with zero executive or foreign-policy experience — passes what Dick Cheney says is the ultimate test for a vice-presidential candidate: ready to take over at a moment’s notice? Really?
Second, did anybody look at Paul Ryan’s record before they picked him? In 13 years, he has passed a total of TWO pieces of legislation, one of which was naming a post office.
Yes, this is the budget Mitt Romney called “marvelous.”
And, remember, Paul Ryan’s original budget document also eliminated Social Security — replacing it with a privatization scheme later adopted — and quickly abandoned — by George W. Bush.
No doubt about it. John McCain destroyed his chances in 2008 by picking Sarah Palin. Mitt Romney just destroyed his chances for 2012 by picking Paul Ryan.