Mitt Romney has officially tapped Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday, turning to the architect of a conservative and intensely ignored long-term budget plan to remake Medicare and cut trillions in federal spending.
He's 42, he might help Mitt in Wisconsin, and the tea party people and conservative base ought to be fairly happy with the choice.
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell are probably sighing relief, or in the case of Florida Senator Marco Rubio - Twitting - relief they weren't selected.