The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, on the Romney-Ryan ticket, from Aug. 12, 2012:
School opened (Aug. 11) for American voters who are confused by the partisan cacophony of this presidential campaign.
The new teacher, Paul Ryan, is the perfect choice as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's VP running mate.
Ryan has the gift of being able to explain formidable economic issues and make them clearly understandable.
Ryan is articulate and sufficiently aggressive to blow away the smoke and shatter the mirrors that the White House spews and manipulates to create the illusion of governing in the people's interest....
To date, Romney hasn't been able to cut to the heart of the matter like Ryan can. Romney has stayed too far above the fray when close-in, hard political punches need to be thrown at the Obama White House Lie Machine....
In short, Ryan and Romney must make it clear and simple: Obama and his enablers are steadily destroying America, its economy, its future and the freedom that our founders and fathers entrusted to us.
That destruction must be stopped and the repair begun with the Nov. 6 election.