Originally Posted by blaise
Neither scare me. Biden mostly strikes me as a sort of used car salesman, and Ryan is just sort of there. I think Ryan has at least a chance of being President, someday. Biden has zero chance. And if something happened to Obama and Biden did become President people would just tolerate him for the remainder of the term.
FWIW, living in Wisconsin, I've followed Ryan for some time now. Way before he was even a consideration for the VP nomination.
While I'm not necessarily ripping the Romney team for doing so, I do think they've neutered Ryan quite a bit. Go watch some of his videos on YouTube and you'll see a difference. Before taking on the VP nomination, in my opinion, he espoused way more intellect and was more pointed and surgical in his opinions.
That said, I understand that when it comes to Presidential elections, it's more about appealing to the masses, hitting the talking points, and not hurting the guy whose name is at the front of the ticket. It's frustrating, but the reality is that injecting too much intellect in the election will unfortunately go over the heads of many which ultimately hurt their chances. *sigh*