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Here's an interesting hypothetical: A guy—let's call him Mitt—is running for president and is severely unpopular with the ladies because of his views on social issues. Then Mitt chooses his running mate—we'll call him Paul—who is even more of an extremist. Will this choice help or hurt Mitt with the ladies? That's the question The Wall Street Journal asks today, and they conclude that:
... as the Obama campaign sees it, his vice presidential pick doesn’t make things any better for him.
Yep, it's just the Obama campaign who sees it that way. As opposed to, say, reality.

The article notes that had Romney gone with a "feisty" woman as his running mate "one could imagine women voters giving Mr. Romney a second look"—because that worked so well for John McCain—but he didn't, he picked Ryan, and now:

... team Obama is determined to make him pay.
And how will they make him pay? In the worst possible way: by pointing out Ryan's voting record on health care, fair wages and reproductive rights. (Those bastards!)

And this, The Wall Street Journal sadly says, could totally negate the fact that Ryan is "youthful and good looking."

Because as everyone knows, the ladies are a sucker for that kind of thing.

Originally posted to Barbara Morrill on Tue Aug 14, 2012 at 08:20 AM PDT.

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