Let's see...begin with a Salon column I had over the weekend about the effects of Republican primary challenges. I did sort of a follow-up at Greg's place today about tomorrow's Senate primaries.
And then, some Romney-Ryan. Also at Plum Line, I looked at the early polls, which didn't exactly support the idea that Ryan is a brilliant pick...although all that really matters, I should point out, is if he turns out to be a disaster.
Over at PP, I added to a point I made over the weekend about the lack of foreign policy and national security experience in the GOP ticket. It really is extraordinary, isn't it? Generally, I think people underappreciate how little experience in government Romney has, but the foreign policy part of it is pretty extreme. I think the last ticket with as little experience in those areas was probably Wilson/Marshall in 1912, although a case can be made for Dewey/Warrren in 1948. Unless I'm missing something; I pretty much just supplemented what I knew about everyone with a very quick search...I'm pretty confident, thought, that Carter/Mondale had a bit more than Romney/Ryan.
I have no idea about the 19th century tickets, but basically I'm not sure how you get less foreign policy and national security experience than Romney/Ryan.