Oh boy, another opinionated white dude is in a national broadsheet
No but it’s different this time, guys! This time that dude is me!
The Obama camp has long tried to paint Romney as ”weird”, and, to be sure, Ryan is a weird choice. But it’s weird in exactly the way Romney usually isn’t. A candidate with a reputation for being awkward, robotic and impersonal has made a choice more like that of 2008 Republican candidate John McCain when he impulsively picked Sarah Palin: risky and unexpected.
Romney should have been emphasising he was a safe alternative in tough economic times. Instead he has chosen someone known for his wildly divisive fiscal views. He should have been looking for someone to widen his appeal and bolster his limited foreign policy experience. Instead he chose a man who has never held a position higher than committee chairman.
And I’m talking about Paul Ryan!