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Ryan = Kemp, Ryan = Palin (Yes, Palin): Warning Signs for Romney Ryan = Kemp, Ryan = Palin (Yes, Palin): Warning Signs for Romney Ryan = Kemp, Ryan = Palin (Yes, Palin): Warning Signs for Romney Ryan = Kemp, Ryan = Palin...

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Ryan = Kemp, Ryan = Palin (Yes, Palin): Warning Signs for Romney

August 11, 2012
My colleague Jack Farrell made a good point that the Ryan pick has some echoes of the successful Clinton-Gore ticket of 1992.

There's a lot to be said for that. The Romney-Ryan ticket is energizing to the GOP base, like it was for Democrats in '92. Clinton and Gore were about the same age, but that's not true here; Ryan is Tagg Romney's age. But the father-and-son imagery kind of worked in Norfolk although with neither man being a veteran, their appearance on a decommissioned battleship seemed ... odd.

Ryan has his selling points. He dominates in a swing district that went for Obama in 2008. Ryan's likely to be a very good debater against Joe Biden, which will be a far more important moment than a Saturday morning in August. But there are also echoes of less successful tickets: Dole-Kemp 1996 and McCain-Palin 2008.
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