|Ryan (left) and Romney: Shut it down!|
His ideas, however, are attractive only to those who favor dismanteling the federal government, which is basically what his tax plan would do. He is a darling of the Tea Party, a base that has wandered away from Romney, a guy who may be one of the most unattractive presidential candidates in history (if you discount George Bush, The Dumber, and I do). It's hard to say what Ryan will bring, except that the debate will be sharp and clear. He sees little role for the federal government in our lives; the Democrats see the government's role as important.