‘Only a moron would risk looking an imbecile in a few months’ time by rushing to judgement, and reducing all the byzantine complexities to a bunch of childishly simplistic rhetorical questions.
And so, with that magnificently pompous thought in mind, we ask this regarding Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate. Is Mittens raving bloody mad?
Is he a Democratic sleeper who buried himself in the GOP establishment purely to guarantee Barack Obama’s re-election? Or is he, for all the outsourcing and asset-stripping commercial smarts that built his $250m fortune, a dunce?
The alternative is, as Adrian Hamilton noted in this paper on Monday, too mortifying to contemplate.’