In response to:

Does It Matter that Paul Ryan Is on the GOP Ticket?

Sharon508 Wrote: Aug 12, 2012 1:30 PM
I thank you, too, for your comment. Those on the left seem to believe that the seniors no longer have the brains to know truth from lies, all the while forgetting that most seniors have lived through both good and hard times and can easily tell the difference.

The honest answer is that it probably means nothing. I don’t think there’s been an election in my lifetime that was impacted by the second person on a presidential ticket.

And a quick look at Intrade.com shows that Ryan’s selection hasn’t (at least yet) moved the needle. Obama is still in the high 50s.

Moreover, the person who becomes Vice President usually plays only a minor role in Administration policy.

With those caveats out of the way, the Ryan pick is mostly good news.

Here are the reasons why I’m happy.