Debra J. Saunders

Well, Romney did stick his neck out when he picked Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to be his running mate. That puts the GOP ticket on the record supporting vouchers for Medicare. But Romney never sticks his neck out too far. He has called for tax reform without stipulating which tax breaks he'd remove. He said he'd reject a deficit reduction deal with $1 in tax hikes for every $10 in spending cuts. That had better not be true.

House Speaker John Boehner told the California delegation Tuesday that the GOP believes in "the freedom to fail." But that doesn't mean anyone wants to fail.

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