“THE MANTLE OF LEADERSHIP HAS SHIFTED: ROMNEY, RYAN GOVERN IN ALL BUT NAME”

   “In the first week since Paul Ryan joined Mitt Romney on the Republican ticket, something subtle yet fundamental has happened to the country–something not yet
reflected in poll numbers or punditry: the mantle of leadership has shifted.

   Barack Obama and Joe Biden (certainly the latter) occupy office but cannot be said to govern in any meaningful way beyond formalities. Obama avoids the media ; Biden has been sent back to Delaware ; and their vast auxiliary army
of super PACs and community
organizers is reduced to petty sniping.and personal attacks. No one expects any truly new ideas or proposals to come out of the Obama campaign anymore. It is telling that the only real debate this week was between Romney and Ryan’s Medicare policies, not
Obama’s. “