American politics keeps getting weirder. So, it shouldn't have startled me over the weekend when the presumed Republican candidate for president, Mitt Romney, introduced his running mate--the guy who would be vice-president if they won--as "the next president of the United States, Paul Ryan." Hunh? I thought. Have they switched jobs before they've even won?
Ryan gamely began orating, though I'd love to know what he was thinking--Is Mitt out of it already? Whatever.
Within a couple of minutes, of course, Romney had clambered back on stage to say no, of course it was a slip of the tongue. He would be the boss; Ryan, the number two.
I took a deep breath. We were back to the accepted order. But was that good? Maybe Ryan would be a better president. If you're for a job, shouldn't you at least remermber its name? Anyway, maybe Ryan could run as a write-in. You think?