Lizza: "After spending weeks looking into Ryan’s history for The New Yorker, visiting his home town, and interviewing him twice, I am genuinely surprised that Romney chose him."
My prediction on oil prices isn't looking so good as gas prices here rise to $4.06/gallon. Although I did read in the paper that oil prices continue to decline.
A new (conditional) prediction. It could be that the Republican party "jumped the shark" this morning at 9:00 a.m. with Romney announcing Paul Ryan as his VP pick. Will the Republican party enter another period in the wilderness.
Most Americans have not formed an opinion about him. He has a long record of radical votes and is the functional leader of a wildly unpopular Congressional wing. The one real electoral test of his plan’s political tolerability came in a special election in a Republican district in upstate New York in 2011, in which an underdog Democrat swept to victory by relentlessly pounding Ryan’s plan, and especially its provision to privatize Medicare.