Dave Weigel: Paul Ryan’s Party.
Fred Barnes: Romney the Fighter.
Mike Allen: Brilliant or Political Malpractice?
Months ago, a Romney official was walking through the pluses and minuses of the various V.P. possibilities, and said at the very end of the spiel: “Only one person on the campaign wants Paul Ryan. That’s Mitt Romney.” The two had just campaigned together, and proved to have superior chemistry.
Althouse saw it coming.
I didn’t see it coming, but I’m glad it came. We’ll get to have a clean fight now.
Instant update: Like many conservatives, I really liked this part of Romney’s introduction.
“He doesn’t demonize his opponents. He appeals to the better angels of our nature.”
“There are a lot of people in the other party who might disagree with Paul Ryan. I don’t know anybody who doesn’t respect his character and judgment,” Romney added. “We’re offering a positive governing agenda that will lead to economic growth.”
I prefer a positive campaign. I’ll take negative if I have to — as we do in Canada just now — but positive is better.
Update again: Seniors seem to like Ryan…