Can Paul Ryan Boost Romney's Poll Numbers?

Let’s be honest, Mitt Romney was sliding in the polls and he was not going to win this election if he continued to play small ball politics on the campaign trail.

Paul Ryan may be a “risky” pick as VP, but it was a bold and necessary selection. By refusing to play it safe, Romney has the opportunity to turn the tables on President Obama and make this election about “big” ideas and a choice about the role of the federal government going forward.

The Romney-Ryan ticket must significantly outperform McCain-Palin with respect to white working-class voters, retain their edge with seniors and narrow the current gap with female voters. If they can do that and win Florida, Ohio and Virginia, they will win the White House. If not, America better brace for four more years of Obama.

Read more from Ford O'Connell at Politico's "The Arena"

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published this page in In The News 2012-08-13 15:00:00 -0400
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