Frank (and everyone else apparently) writes today about Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate. But as usual, Frank makes a good point that many have overlooked. It is that Paul Ryan is a better politician than Mitt Romney. Will it matter? Probably not. History tells us that after the selection buzz wears off, vice presidential candidates rarely if ever swing elections.
And in this case, the selection of Mr. Ryan will sooner or later change the topic of conversation from Mr. Ryan’s unusual hobbies to his unpopular views about medicare. Gail Collins brings this out rather well.