North, not South. Wisconsin, not Florida. Standard insider, not interesting newcomer.
I'm disappointed, naturally.
In my mind, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida is still the better pick (yes, I'm *SERIOUSLY* biased). Michael Medved was correct weeks ago. But Mary Katharine Ham, a woman (and Southerner) I've loved for more than a few years now, hit me with a paragraph today over at Hot Air that squashed my disappointment. See what you think:
The political press and President Obama alike claim they want a campaign about big ideas, an adult debate about policy differences. Now they’ve got it in spite of, not because of, Barack Obama. With Ryan on the ticket, the debate should no longer be about contraception and the deferred cancer-causing capabilities of Bain investments. It will be about the budget and the $16-trillion debt, the unsustainable trajectory of the federal government and the promises it’s already breaking to generations to come. It will be about Simpson-Bowles and a federal government that hasn’t even bothered to pass a budget since before the iPad existed. It will be about how four years of grossly increased spending has stimulated us into the worst recovery in American history, unless you happen to be an Obama donor or crony. It will be about how creating new entitlement programs cannot possibly fix the ones that are already broken. And, it will be about whether we value an ever more dependent society or an ever more successful one.
Game on !!!