In an op-ed, The Wall Street Journal's editorial board makes the case for Paul Ryan as Veep.
a. Romney needs to make this election about big issues; not small ones (e.g. taxes, personal wealth, Cayman Islands etc), because if it's about the latter, "Romney will lose."
b. Democrats are already lumping Ryan with Romney on Medicare, so why not let the best guy defend it?
Whatever doubts Americans may have about Mr. Romney's empathy or background, more of them will turn out for him if they see a leader with a vision and plan worthy of the current difficult moment. This is the kind of candidate and message that voters need to see in the Republican convention this month and into the fall, and it is the message that Mr. Romney's choice of a running mate should reinforce.
It's a good read, and it's even made better by the fact that the distinguished editorial board uses the words "dude" and "bedwetter."