“I selected this man to be running mate because I want to change Washington,” Romney said. “I don’t want to be like Europe; I want to be like America.”Said the man who left America to get to France so as to avoid going to Vietnam on an American battleship as he chose another man who not only did not serve in the military (which also went to Europe instead of Vietnam) but who also wants America to go the full-austerity route of Europe.
Or to put it another way, a man who proudly proclaims the government doesn't help build anything appointed a guy who is an adherent to Ayn Rand on a gigantic symbol of things only a government can get built.
Somehow they could not have picked a more fitting representation of all that Mitt Romney is as a person and candidate.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]