During Mitt's intro of Paul Ryan this morning- he seemed to mess up and say that Ryan would be the next president of the United States---then he later corrected it to Vice-President.
Was it a slip of a Freudian tongue?
I'm thinking that Ryan joined this ticket to gear up for 2016, not to win in 2012-- Sure, he would take it if it happened... but I think this is simply a ploy to get him pre-staged for 2016... he really isn't risking anything-- as he has a good chance of retaining his congressional seat-- and all the publicity he will now get will probably not hurt that run...
- he can also lie (a lot) and try to repair his early image as the man gunning for Grandma's medicare.
-So, I don't think he adds much to Romney's future, but I can see how Ryan might simply be in it for a 2016 run.