I don't like the guy, but I don't think I would have liked any choice except Jon Huntsman, and that wasn't going to happen.
What I don't understand is what he adds. Sure conservatives like him. But his (recent!) ideas about Medicare seem like they would piss off old white people. Old white people are who Romney has in the bag, right? So Ryan gives a very easy talking point to the Democrats to worry old white people with, but what does he add? Who does he bring in? I don't know.
Bachmann would be horrendous but she'll get the same crowd excited that Palin did. It will be good for getting many women on board, etc.
But I'm confused by what Ryan is supposed to bring in.