How Romney’s pick of Ryan is a godsend to Pelosi and House Dems hoping to win back their majority: my first political post for Business Insider.
By picking Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney has managed something rare, for him: He’s made everyone feel good. Conservatives are thrilled, of course — they’ll have the “big choice” campaign they’ve been demanding from Romney. The Obama campaign is ecstatic — now they can more easily tie Romney to the unpopular Republican Congress and its determination (in last year’s debt ceiling fight and in the “Ryan Budget”) to force deep cuts to Medicare to balance the budget without raising taxes.
But don’t overlook the celebration at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or DCCC, which faces an uphill struggle to convert dissatisfaction with House Republicans into a “wave” that could reverse their 2010 disaster and put Nancy Pelosi back in the Speaker’s chair… [read more]