GERALD SEIB: Romney’s Ryan Pick Ensures Different Kind of Race. “The Ryan pick wasn’t the safest one Mr. Romney could have made—not by a long shot. But as the author of the budget plan that most clearly delineates the view of limited government that most Republicans hold, and with more specificity and crystalline explanation than most can muster, Mr. Ryan best guarantees the country will get the kind of philosophical debate worthy of a presidential campaign.”

Meanwhile, reader John Borchers sends this cautionary image:

UPDATE: John Fund: Smart Democrats Should Be Worried.