Today, Mitt Romney announced his choice of Paul Ryan to join him on the ticket. It will be the first GOP ticket in history to not include a single Protestant. Here are some reactions to the news that I found informative:
Ryan Lizza writes that Ryan's policies will be more instructive than Romney's: "To envisage what Republicans would do if they win in November, the person to understand is not necessarily Romney, who has been a policy cipher all his public life. The person to understand is Paul Ryan."
Ezra Klein believes that "This is an admission of fear from the Romney campaign. You don’t make a risky pick like Paul Ryan if you think the fundamentals favor your candidate. You make a risky pick like Paul Ryan if you think the fundamentals don’t favor your candidate."
Michael Tomasky writes that this choice is how "Mitt Romney tells America that he is not his own man and hasn’t even the remotest fleeting desire to be his own man. He is owned by the right wing."