GOP pros fret over Paul Ryan

Photo courtesy of the website of Paul Ryan.

You’ve heard them on television and read them on POLITICO — cheerful,
defiant statements from Republican political professionals about Mitt Romney’s bold masterstroke in tapping Paul Ryan as his running mate, and turning the 2012 presidential race into a serious, far-reaching debate about budgets and the nation’s future.

Don’t buy it.

Away from the cameras, and with all the usual assurances that people
aren’t being quoted by name, there is an unmistakable consensus among
Republican operatives in Washington: Romney has taken a risk with Ryan
that has only a modest chance of going right — and a huge chance of
going horribly wrong.

Read more at Politico.