In the end, Mitt Romney did what many experienced politicos believed he would not do. He went bold. In deciding to tap Representative Paul Ryan to be his vice presidential running mate, Romney eschewed the perception of “safe” choice in the form of US Senator Rob Portman of Ohio - and tempted comparisons to the ill-fated 2008 selection of Sarah Palin by nominating a candidate largely untested on the national stage. Ryan is two months older than Romney’s eldest son.
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