By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, a federal budget expert and fiscal conservative, is Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate, the Romney campaign announced Saturday morning.
President Obama's Supreme Court win on health care Thursday could prove short-lived if Mitt Romney plays it right, analysts said, since the ruling could open the way for the Republican challenger to muster a new level of enthusiasm for his candidacy that he hasn't been able to achieve so far.
Sarah Palin is not the "tea party" movement's undisputed darling. But nobody else has been able to claim the undisputed leadership mantle for these latter-day insurrectionists, either.
"I guess the grass roots will be more energized than if they had picked [Ohio Sen. Rob] Portman or some of the others they talked about," Mr. King said.
"I can tell from our survey of our members that Ryan, along with [Florida Sen. Marco] Rubio, was one of the top picks for vice president," said Ralph King, state coordinator of the Ohio Tea Party Patriots, which has more than 100 tea party chapters statewide.