VEEP! President Obama selects Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate

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In just a few hours, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan will likely be selected to be Mitt Romney's running mate for the 2012 presidential election on the Republican ticket (UPDATE: confirmed!). In almost every way, this represents a game-changing coup - for Barack Obama. The conventional wisdom is that running mates only deliver a percentage point in their home state. The best-case analysis (as per Nate Silver's statistical modeling) is that Ryan will increase Romney's likelihood of winning Wisconsin … [Read more...]


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