"You cannot run by appealing to those who are going to vote for you anyway."
The GOP voters will walk on glass to oust Obama, yet Romney allowed himself to be roped by conservatives to take "he wants to throw granny over the cliff" Ryan who has no national security experience, which is needed on the ticket.
That was stupid. But the GOP nominating McCain in '08 was also stupid; it led to a guaranteed Obama.
Rice was the one, then Powell, then a female governor.
Romney needed the national security and the women and the Dem people of color to crossover or sit it out. Now the Dems have Ryan to rile their people who would have been difficult to rile with Rice, Powell, Susana Martinez, stupid, stupid, stupid.