Mitt Romney finally bit the bullet and made his big announcement over the weekend. He tapped young Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan — budget hawk and economics wunderkind — as running mate. Some call the Ryan selection a bold move, while others say the famously risk-averse Romney didn’t get radical enough to attract new voters to the ticket.

Meanwhile, President Obama wished the two well, but he’s back hammering away at them on 3-day bus trip across the battleground state of Iowa.

We talk through presidential developments as well as local contests here in Massachusetts.


Marisa DeFranco, immigration attorney and former US Senate candidate.

Weymouth state Senator Robert Hedlund.

Scot Lehigh, columnist for the Boston Globe.