August 30, 2012
Amid all of Paul “Lyin” Ryan’s prevarication and misdirection in his convention speech, I noticed an objectionable truth.
Well, I’m going to assume it is true.
He noted he lives on the same block as the house he grew up in.
Look, we’re all used to politicians emphasizing their down-home, jest-folks cred. I suppose it feels authentic to some voters.
But it sounds very parochial to me. This clown wants to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency. He wants to represent the needs of the *entire* country. It is most certainly not a good thing if his only frame of reference is one narrow enclave of one unrepresentative town in one unbelievably unrepresentative state.
I would like to see national candidates emphasize how many different States, cities, neighborhoods, etc that they are familiar with.
At least Romney has homes in three very different States.