It is not clear Ryan can help Romney win even Wisconsin, but in an election where Mr. Romney's base favors opposition to the president over affirmation of the opposition, maybe there's logic in a running mate whose every policy screams anti-Obama.
Let's not demand another Ayn Rand, who wrote essentially low-brow literature, or another Reagan, who is now mostly a mythological figure. Let's keep our sights higher and avoid drawing the wrong conclusions from the right's past success.
Romney's decision to nominate Ryan and accept his basic argument is perfectly in character for a man who has no idea what it is to make his own way in the world. Romany and Ryan, R&R. Rest and Relaxation. What we really need is Reality and Recovery.
Paul Ryan has repeatedly promised to close enough loopholes that benefit the rich to pay for the massive tax cuts in his budget plan. But when it comes to the specifics, the Wisconsin congressman goes all fuzzy.