The Hill: ‘In Ryan pick, echoes of Obama’s selection of Vice President Biden’

Posted by on Aug 11, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Oh yeah, I can see the similarities. One’s a young, handsome, energetic numbers whiz who strikes terror in the heart of Democrats. The other  guy is a walking gaffe machine usually found wandering the halls of the White House asking who ordered the veal.

Are these people fucking kidding me here?

For two men who are so different in almost every respect, President Obama and Mitt Romney have chosen running mates with strikingly similar cultural contours.

In 2008, the youthful, black, Democratic son of a single mother chose a white, Catholic, Irish-American running mate. On Saturday morning, the middle-aged, wealthy Republican son of a governor did exactly the same.

There are, to be sure, political and ideological chasms that separate Vice President Biden from Romney’s newly-selected junior partner, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)

But the selection of two people with near-identical demographic profiles says a lot about the voting blocs who will be most pivotal in November’s presidential election — and about the vulnerabilities of the men atop their respective tickets.

Iowahawk has been having a field day today imagining the looming Ryan-Biden debate.


Do you suppose Ryan will be needing a handler to help him get around?

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