I always liked the word 'bold.' It is easy to say, punchy and to the point. And now? If I hear another person on TV or in print describe the Gov. Romney selection of Rep. Ryan as "bold," I may throw my TV through the window.
What can we expect the presumptive Romney-Ryan ticket's perspective to be on tax policy, retirement security, the safety net/poverty, inequality, mobility, investment in public goods, market failures, health care?
The fact that Romney did not go for the safe choice in a vice-presidential selection is a token of his lack of confidence. He knows he cannot win based solely on his own appeal. The choice of Paul Ryan is a sign of weakness not of strength.
The unpopular Ryan budget -- which passed with large majorities in the Republican-held house both times it's been offered up -- gives Democrats a readymade bogeyman to launch spitballs at from now until November 6.