Looking Forward to the Biden-Ryan Debates!

By John W. Lillpop

By naming Paul Ryan his running mate, Republican Mitt Romney has, at least for the moment, rescued the 2012 presidential narrative from the banalities of “Romney-Hood” and “Obama-loney” silliness, exchanges which left both Obama and Romney looking more like pre-puberty boys arguing over a hotly-contested game of marbles, than adult men competing for the most powerful position on the planet.

The Ryan decision also takes focus off the embarrassing misconduct of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who has apparently forgotten that the Senate is supposed to be the “most deliberate body in the world,” rather than a forum for cheap partisan mud slinging and unsubstantiated rumors.

The floor of the US Senate is NOT the same as the National Enquirer, Harry!

The Ryan pick also brings to the fore the serious subjects of deficit reduction, entitlement reform, and spending cuts at a time when Obama supporters would prefer to grovel in pig slop by tying Romney to the cancer death of a laid-off steelworker's wife in a political ad that makes Richard Nixon and his dirty tricks plumbers of 1972 look like Red-Cross volunteers by comparison.

Best of all, the Ryan pick pits the cool, intelligent, math geek from Wisconsin against Joe Biden, the gaffe-prone Vice President not generally known for acumen in matters involving budgets, or much of anything other than comic relief.

For making the Biden-Ryan debates possible, Romney deserves a couple of million votes for softening the harshness of the dialogue and providing Americans with what will surely be a show of blockbuster political comedy!

We the people deserve a break from the negative news and ads.  Perhaps Joe Biden can can provide a few laughs?