Paul Ryan will hurt Romney's campaign
The Kansas City Star
To be fair, Paul Ryan has a lot more substance than Sarah Palin. Still, one would doubt if Ryan is the smartest choice.
Mitt Romney already has solid support among his party voters. What he needs most is those swinging in between the two extremes. The smart move would be someone who could attract those voters.
If anything, instead of winning them over, Romney, after bringing on the hawkish Ryan, will only frighten them away.
Furthermore, Ryan, with his promise of austerity that targets social services for senior citizens and the poor, plays well into the hand of Democrats.
Ryan comes in to alienate the swing voters.