08/11/2012 04:02 am ET Updated Oct 10, 2012

Romney Caves

Now we know Mitt Romney knows what we knew: He's screwed!

He can't win on his own. Why else pick a running mate who delights right wingers but risks losing one of the GOP nominee's strongest demographic blocs -- retirees.

WI Rep. Paul Ryan's plan to privatize Medicare is about as politically toxic as it gets. In picking this darling of conservative elites Romney is spread eagle on the third rail.

Now we know he knows it. This decision shows just how insecure he is about holding his party's base. He got bullied into this, the most telling sign yet that he is desperate.

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