Originally Posted by TonyR
^ Yup. Much of what he said doesn't line up to what his ticket has been saying before tonight. And while he certainly performed better, and will be declared the "winner", he also lied a lot more and a lot better. But the average voter won't recognize that for the most part, so Romney definitely scored some valuable points.
It's going to be interesting to see what role they have Ryan play in the VP debate. Of course, the VP debates are practically meaningless in terms of swaying voters, but Ryan built his reputation as a right-wing folk hero on his budget plan that would gut "entitlements", which is precisely the impression Romney is trying to avoid. What value does Ryan bring to the ticket if he's just going to pretend to be a centrist?