This is just too funny. Here we have Romney, champion flip flopper, who, the right wing assumes, picks Ryan to add true blue genuine conservative values to the ticket. A man of sterling character the right can depend on to further all their sacred principles. There are those on this board who have expressed their willingness to accept that premise, hold their nose and vote for Romney. Now in addition to Romney's megaflips you now have Ryan's giant flop. Your true blue standard bearer, the essence of conservative image 'no longer" supports his medicare cuts, . One of his signature issues. That which was a huge part of his budget and, more importantly, his philosophy and was supposed to draw the reluctant conservatives back into the fold. What does that say about character and conviction vs ambition and ego. Nothing to me except for the laugh, he is/was your hero. But wait. Romney said Ryan no longer supports these cuts. What does Ryan say? Surely he will not go along with this destruction of his character.........will he? That would destroy the only reason anyone ever had to vote for him.......wouldn't it? Surely he will be on every news channel immediately telling us he is his own man that he resents words and beliefs being put in his mouth and will immediately withdraw from the race. Isn't that what a man of character would do? After all these cuts were part of Ryan's budget that actually passed the house and, supposedly, are supported by a majority of the party. It is on the record. The suspense is almost as unbearable as the humor.