The Party Abandons Palin

Andrew Sullivan —  Aug 13 2012 @ 11:45am

by Chris Bodenner

Despite the Obama campaign's best efforts to frame Paul Ryan as another Sarah Palin, Joel Mathis states the obvious:

Whatever else you think of him—and there’s plenty that’s not so great, but we’ll get to that soon—Ryan actually has experience in government and knowledge of the issues. With this single act, Romney has already proven that he has more respect for voters and concern about governance than his GOP predecessor, John McCain, whose selection of Palin as running mate in 2008 was utterly craven and looks increasingly worse as the years pass.

And the nail in the coffin?

Sarah Palin has announced that she will not be speaking at the 2012 Republican National Convention, saying it’s time to give others a chance. "This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I’m excited to hear them," she said in a statement to Fox News’s Greta van Susteren.

Dylan Byers examines how Kristol is now two-for-two when it comes to veep picks.