Mitt, you chose the guy who wants to end Medicare as your running mate?
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Republicans
That was in his "MVP" plan; He released an alpha version and the users didn't like that feature(bug).
Yes but it gives insight into how Paul Ryan thinks.
Definitely. Interesting answers here: http://www.quora.com/Romney-Chooses-Paul-Ryan-as-Running-Mate-August-2012/Is-Paul-Ryan-the-best-VP-pick-for-Romney
A republican party fielding a presidential candidate who did not come from a background of extraordinary wealth and privilege would give the party more credibility on the economy. The sense I gather is that social conservatives (lower-middle class Americans who vote on God, Gays, and Guns) makeup the nucleus of the party, while a NeoCon (e.g. President Bush era) or a "Reagonomist" are the only two archetypes the party enjoys as presidential candidates; it does seem, of course, that republican congressional elections have a more diverse set of archetypes.