The Paul Ryan VP Pick

My thoughts: eh.

I’m not good at handicapping politics, so I won’t presume to predict the electoral impact of choosing Paul Ryan.

From a policy perspective, I don’t think it matters. With the exception of Cheney, VPs have no impact on policy. I doubt Ryan would change that if Romney-Ryan wins in November.

And if they do win, and Ryan is shockingly given authority in shaping policy, I still don’t see a radical change in the country’s direction. As other libertarians (and some liberals) have noted, Ryan was a supporter of Bush’s wars, TARP, auto bailouts, No Child Left Behind and the Medicare prescription drug benefit.

Reason.com has more on Paul Ryan here.

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One Response to “The Paul Ryan VP Pick”

  1. Jamie Lee's Glassware Blog Says:

    Romney was just playing to the base. Now when they lose, they will have one less excuse.

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