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Mitt’s Ryan Message: Get Serious

Akennas55 Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 5:45 PM
Go away, Paulbot - you and your hero became irrelevant a long time ago... Romney/Ryan Express Time!

A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.

In selecting Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney signals his determination to conduct a campaign of ideas.

In part, this decision almost surely stems from recent polls suggesting Romney couldn’t win a campaign of personalities.

The latest surveys all suggest that President Obama enjoys a small but significant lead over his Republican challenger, despite that big majorities think the nation is headed in the wrong direction and regular pluralities disapprove of the president’s job performance. The most significant Democratic edge involves the likability factor: by...