Parker: Mitt Romney embraces the boring-white-guy vice president with Paul Ryan

"The problem with today's GOP isn't that it

"The problem with today's GOP isn't that it is the party of boring white guys. The problem is that it has let itself be defined by a faction insisting on purity pledges that preclude the kind of flexibility that shifting circumstances sometimes warrant," writes Kathleen Parker. (Credit: William Brown)

With Mitt Romney's announcement that Paul Ryan will be his running mate, we finally can put to rest the narrative of the benighted "boring white guy."

BWG, which prompts about 17 million Google links, is the thing that Romney had to avoid at all costs, according to the Consensus, which consists of 20 or 30 pundits, all of whom seem to hook themselves up to the same dream in which the thought...

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