Yes, Mitt Romney made the right decision choosing Ryan as his Vice Presidential running mate. Mr. Romney praised Mr. Ryan as "an intellectual leader of the Republican Party" who also has "shown the ability to work with members of both parties to find common ground" on tough issues. "I don't know of anyone who doesn't respect his character and judgment," he said in front of USS Wisconsin, a World War II battleship that now is a museum and carries the name of Rep. Ryan's home state.
Was Paul Ryan the right choice? Look no further than the results of the election. Minorities were the difference, and Ryan failed to appeal to them. A better candidate would have been Marco Rubio, but the Romney camp wouldn't have been smart enough to choose him. Rubio probably wouldn't have joined anyways.
There is no doubt Paul Ryan is a brilliant politician. He's young and full of energy. Yet Mitt Romney made a poor choice. He should have gone with Marco Rubio to get more Hispanic voters in order to win the election. The GOP needs to get over their "old white guy" mentality and get more minorities and young people involved.
Paul Ryan, while young, handsome, and articulate, is far too radical on the subject of abortion and social security. This is evidenced by the amount of damage control Romney has had to make to reporters about how he and Ryan disagree on some aspects of abortion, and Ryan getting booed off stage by older Americans at a conference. Ryan also has no appeal for minority voters.