They say different things, is what they do. The knowing say Ryan failed us with facts and policy and no showmanship. They say Biden was all showmanship, but that’s what counts. The hoi polloi say Ryan was marvelous, controlled and respectful, as he battled two opponents, not just one: the commentator and the VP playing the Joker with a little more charm.
I am glad there are many more voters among the hoi polloi. Yes, I know people do not really vote for the VP candidate, but for the front-runner. But the choice of VP counts as a matter of the presidential candidate’s judgment. People like the patient young guy who says things like, if we do nothing but what we have been doing, we are going to be stuck. Logos, ethos, pathos: Ryan won two out of three and that ain’t bad.