Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan was at the top of my wish list of plausible VP candidates, and I’m delighted Mitt Romney has selected him. Ryan is very smart, practical about the budget disaster facing the United States, and positively unflappable under pressure. He is an outstanding choice.
Gentlemen, it’s time to tell the story of a Romney presidency now. It’s time to talk about American exceptionalism and leadership. It’s time to play a little more defense, and a lot more offense. Our esteemed president cannot run on his record, so he isn’t talking about it. It’s important for you to talk about it, but always in terms of alternatives. Tell us, specifically, how it will be better when you win.
(It’s not a difficult story to tell, you know. A lot of it was simply the well-established American narrative of hopes, dreams, and opportunity for all until January 20, 2009, when we learned how rotten we all were.)