When Republican challenger Mitt Romney chose the eminently photogenic Paul Ryan as his running mate and heir apparent, he must have thought he was finally getting his campaign back on track.
Ryan, the most prominent budget policy wonk in the US House of Representatives, would bring the debate squarely back to the economy where, in the Republicans’ minds, it belongs. Attack President Barack Obama on his economic failings, paint a rosy picture of a Romney-Ryan future, and sail into the White House come January. Not so fast. Click above to read on.