Guy Benson

Lefties are chuckling over Mitt Romney's inadvertent introduction of Paul Ryan as "the next President of the United States," only to laughingly and self-deprecatingly correct himself moments later.  The great Barack Obama would never make such a silly mistake -- especially at such an important moment -- right?  Here's Obama introducing his Vice Presidential selection for the first time in 2008:
 


Biden promptly referred to his running mate as, er, "Barack America:"
 


Silly flubs happen, and they don't matter.  Jitters are human.  The Romney/Ryan roll-out was solid.  And now, three months of ideological warfare.


UPDATE - The race to define Paul Ryan is on.  Rasmussen Reports shows that fully 42 percent of unaffiliated voters have no impression whatsoever of Ryan at this moment.  If there's anyone on planet earth I'd want to see tasked with defining Paul Ryan and his ideas to the public, it's...Paul Ryan.


Guy Benson

Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).

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