Executive summary: A lot of folks went through a lot of stuff in 2010 to get this guy in the Senate. Last night, he demonstrated why.
…And there’s not much to add to that, except that it actually ends up making sense that Romney went with Ryan instead of Rubio. Because while Rubio is very able and eloquent… well, putting him the Vice Presidency too soon will deny us a DECADE of useful service from him*. Two terms in the Senate, one as Governor, and then we can let Rubio be President.
Great to have this deep a bench, huh?
*Paul Ryan is a good pick for 2012: match the problem with the guy who has thought most about the problem, on either side.