Romney's suicide note to GOP - picking Paul Ryan. Romney has given up on winningSubmitted by Ian56 on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 08:21
This is written from an Independent and Independent voter perspective.
Paul Ryan does nothing to help win large swing states like Florida and Ohio.
In Florida, Ryan will definitely have a negative effect.
Ryan will have a negative effect on all states, except those already strongly Republican.
Picking Ryan is a panic move by Romney to try and shore up his base to limit the scale of his losses.
It does nothing to try and gain states from where he is now.
I think that picking Ryan will turn out to be a worse move for Romney, than McCain's pick of Palin.
It is basically Romney's suicide note, he has given up on trying to win, just lose less badly by shoring up his base.
Picking Ryan just confirms my prediction of Obama 347, Romney 191.
I don't think it is bad enough to make it worse, except in the differential of percentage vote.
It certainly does not make Romney's loss any less.
Read the detailed analysis to back up the summary here :-