He's made a choice, and the choice is -- for my money -- the most principled politician in America. Paul Ryan, the quietly insistent congressman from Wisconsin, is Mitt Romney's running mate.
So now we'll find out for sure: is America ready for a genuine and adult debate about our future and our economy? Is America ready to think hard about the entitlement monster that threatens to gobble us up?
The Obama machine will be All Mediscare 24/7. They'll paint Ryan and Romney as heartless, greedy, corrupt, and draconian. If the left wing media thinks Romney is a murderer, imagine what they'll call Paul Ryan!
But say this for Romney: this is a substantial choice. It means something. It's serious. Suddenly, the Romney campaign is about something -- something important.
It may be a bad political choice. Ryan's budget may be radioactive to voters. But it's a courageous choice, and more than that, it's right.