Mitt Romney

Potential Ryan VP Pick Splits Republicans

Golden Boy pick could be too strong a message of reform for voters in November.


As Mitt Romney's vice presidential selection nears and buzz about Rep. Paul Ryan's prospects builds, a split is emerging among Republicans about whether the choice of the House Budget chairman and architect of the party's controversial tax and spending plan would be a daring plus for the ticket or a miscalculation that would turn a close election into a referendum on Medicare.