Saturday, August 11, 2012

Selecting Ryan

If you are looking for an objective, data driven overview of the Paul Ryan selection as Romney's running mate, look no further than Nate Silver of the NYTimes. He points out that he is, as judged by DW scores (political scientists use the score to compare members to one another and one Congress to the next) as conservative as Michelle Bachman and adds just .1% to the electoral college count for Romney.  But, I would add that I saw a recent poll that surprisingly said that only 3% of the electorate had not chosen their candidate.  If that is the case, Ryan will certainly excite the base (and motivate the liberal one as well).  

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