Mitt Romney

Bush Aide Thinks Ryan Pick Dooms Romney Campaign

Mark McKinnon say Ryan pick means that Romney will "probably lose. Maybe big".

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Mark McKinnon, a former senior advisor to President George W. Bush, said that in choosing Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney will "probably lose. Maybe big," Politico reported.

McKinnon was clear to say that he thought the pick would "elevate the campaign" into one about the issues, but nonetheless would probably end badly.

"I think it's a very bold choice. And an exciting and interesting pick. It's going to elevate the campaign into a debate over big ideas. It means Romney-Ryan can run on principles and provide some real direction and vision for the Republican Party. And probably lose. Maybe big,"