The Bigger News

04.04.12 1:30 PM ET

Obama v. Ryan 2012

I think the consequential news out of yesterday is not that Romney put away the nomination race. That was settled a long time ago. The consequential news is that Democrats want to run this election, not on Obama's record, but on Paul Ryan's plan—and that the Republicans have decided to make it as easy as possible for the Democrats to do it.