The Perot Method

Andrew Sullivan —  Aug 14 2012 @ 8:21pm

by Patrick Appel

Virginia Postrel wants Romney-Ryan to get some charts:

To play up its team’s strengths as numbers guys, countering the self-congratulatory idea of Democrats as the party of intellect, the Romney campaign could make a gutsy move. It could deploy Ryan to talk to the public at length about the looming fiscal crisis, producing a series of long-form, Perot-style videos. Nowadays the Republicans wouldn’t even need to spend money for prime-time television (although that would certainly get attention). They could rely on YouTube.

This might make sense if Romney planned to run on the Ryan plan. But he shows little appetite for that.