Ryan Redux: Reevaluating Romney’s Running Mate

… Given the selection of Ryan, might Romney be taking his eye off the ball too, at least in terms of keeping the focus of this election on the economy? …

If the election turns into a great debate over the future of entitlements like Medicare, the autumn might produce a useful exercise in civics education. But how does that help a party win a close campaign?

Entitlement reform is hardly Romney’s best electoral argument, and Republicans might be leading with their chin on this one. Given a choice between medicine and cotton candy, an electorate will likely choose the latter. [cont.]

Larry J. Sabato and Kyle Kondik, U.Va. Center for Politics