This is a mistake. It will galvanize Democrats and likely push moderate Republicans and independents toward Obama because Romney has clearly embraced the bitter strands of the party on the far right. To not pick a minority or woman is not only strategically an error, but also alienates growing voter percentages who may have found a home with the GOP if they felt they at the very least had descriptive representation as an option. Time to start congratulating Democrats, November is in the bag.A rare GOP dissenter in Red Mitten Flash Poll of Michigan influential Republicans. Most Michigan respondents think Paul Ryan will improve Mitt Romney’s chances there.