August 12, 2012 I told you so
from a couple of posts ago-
If I had to guess who Romney would actually pick (as opposed to who I think he should pick), I’d guess either Portman or Ryan: Portman for the reasons I’ve stated, and Ryan because he is smart and experienced enough to (hopefully) not make ridiculous gaffes, and conservative enough to unify the party.
I still don’t think Ryan is an optimal pick given his ideological baggage. But he could turn out to be a pretty good pick if he does well in the Biden/Ryan VP debate. And I think Ryan is a better choice than someone who’s held major office for only a year or two (Rubio, Christie, etc).