WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - As of Saturday, the airwaves and the Internet have been swarming with speculation and prognostication as to what Mitt Romney's newly selected running mate will mean for his chances of winning the election.
But what it may mean is, now maybe there'll be a campaign worthy of our attention
If a family of space aliens dropped in on our Presidential contest this summer, it would have to conclude the major issues facing this country have something to do with President Obama demonizing small business owners and dumping welfare reform, while his opponent Mitt Romney hasn't paid income taxes, but does sing...badly.
And our strange visitors would also take note that no matter how kooky or unfair the charges, who cares? These days, there is no penalty for lying about your opponent.
That sad truth has made for one of the most uninspiring campaigns ever. Enter Paul Ryan--the man with the budget plan. Democrats don't dig it. Fine. Maybe now you'll talk about your plan to deal with red ink long term. And let's be real, Mr. President, just raising taxes on the rich ain't gonna do it.
Romney says he's got his own budget plan. Cool. But while your plan is quite detailed about cutting taxes, and my bank book loves you for it, it's not so good on the specifics of the gargantuan spending cuts we'll need to balance that out.
So could you fill in the blanks on that? You see, our space friends don't know much about politics, but they do know a more substantive debate when they hear it. And if Ryan brings that to the campaign, more power to him. If not, well, don't be surprised if more and more voters find themselves consuming mass quantities.