Maybe it was the smile that spread across my face, or the extra bit of jubilance with which I poured my cup of coffee, but whichever telltale mannerism alerted her, my daughter certainly noticed. Our telescreen had just announced that U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) had been chosen by Mitt Romney to run as his Vice Presidential running mate.
Is he good? she asked.
Frankly, the budget-hawk Wisconsin congressman was immediately apparent as the best of the major party four: Obama, Biden, Romney, Ryan. Not even close, to be sure.
Figuring my little sunbeam...