(CNN) — In picking Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney demonstrated what kind of businessman he has been and what kind of leader he wants to be. He didn’t pick a running mate to help him make the political “sale.” He picked a vice president to help him fix the nation’s business, our broken economy.
Until this moment, Mitt Romney, like President Obama, had been playing small ball. The optimistic entrepreneur with the reputation for bringing disruptive, transformative change to the business world had not been leading, only playing it safe. As a result, he was missing two things from his campaign: He had not shown voters he had the strength to be president nor a vision that would bring change.