How the Ryan Pick Fits in With VP History

… Every vice-presidential selection is different. The selector and his inner circle always differs, as does the pool of possible candidates and the context in which the choice is made.

Nonetheless, Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) illustrates that the process involves recurring patterns as well as variation, predictability as well as innovation. Here are 10 lessons Veepstakes 2012 reaffirms: [cont.]

Joel K. Goldstein, Saint Louis U.