TLP: Ryan Takes the Bridle
No matter what Mitt Romney tells you about Paul Ryan in the next three months, remember this: Romney made the man he wants you to believe is ready to lead the country wait for the horse that cost American taxpayers (at least) $77,000 to finish dancing at the Olympics.
At least that's what conservatives say. Like William Kristol a week ago in The Weekly Standard:
Almost two weeks ago, I speculated on Fox News Sunday that Mitt Romney would announce his vice presidential pick early next week, on August 6 or 7. It was, if I may say, a reasonably well-informed forecast at the time. But I didn't take into account the existence and importance of the redoubtable Rafalca, the Romneys' equestrian Olympian, who's apparently made it to the final dressage round on August 7 in London.Giddyup!
Ann Romney, understandably, wants to be there to see Rafalca do his thing. But she also, of course, should be at the vice presidential announcement and the subsequent barnstorming with the VP pick and his spouse. So the announcement of Marco Rubio or Paul Ryan (Steve Hayes and I explain why it really needs to be one or the other in this week's editorial, available online early Saturday morning) has been pushed back, and will apparently take place a bit later in the month.