He’s exceptionally young: 42.
He didn’t go to an Ivy League school.
He’s not a lawyer.
(Those last two are a refreshing change.)
But he’s married to one—that is, to a former lawyer who’s now a stay-at-home mother. And like another politician’s lawyer wife, she went to Wellesley as an undergrad.
And lastly (and most frivolously) I cannot help but notice the fact that these are two extraordinarily attractive men. I remember when the Clinton-Gore ticket was announced there was a lot of talk about beefcake. Well, Romney-Ryan is light years ahead in that department:
Although now that I take a little stroll down memory lane, and try to be objective and wipe later developments from the Clinto/Gore duo out of my mind, they weren’t half bad-looking back in 1992 (I expect to get a lot of disagreement from you all on this score, but I will hold my ground):
And here’s a whole lot more trivia about Ryan, including the fact that he likes to catch catfish with his bare hands. Let’s see if the Obama team can spin that as elitist.