The selection of Rep. Paul Ryan to be Gov. Mitt Romney's running mate was an excellent choice.
Nevertheless, the press corps happily bought into the Obama campaign's early response that, as the Washington Post's Dan Balz wrote:
"There was no one on Romney's short list of contenders they wanted to run against more than the chairman of the House Budget Committee."
The great thing about that statement is: It would have worked no matter whom Romney had picked. In this age of everything anyone has ever said or even thought about anything being available instantaneously on-line, there is no such thing...