Based upon the pix from Wisconsin and the Scott Walker recall election, we can color Wisconsin red. More from The Daily Caller:
As a fellow Midwesterner, “Ryan can evoke midwestern values,” emailed Trey Grayson, director of the Harvard University Institute of Politics.
Trey Hardin, a Republican strategist and senior vice president at Vox Global, said that Ryan’s Midwestern roots would help the ticket throughout the Midwest – not just in Ohio and Wisconsin, but also in Pennsylvania, a state that has gone to the Democratic presidential candidate in every election since 1992 but some Republican strategists hope could be a swing state this cycle.
“It’s just a matter of being able to relate,” said Hardin.
Moreover, Ryan helps balance the ticket in a way that could be an asset for Romney given Ohio’s demographics.
“Being Catholic,” Grayson noted, “will help him appeal to the many Catholic swing voters in Ohio.”