Mitt Romney made it official this morning, tapping Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate. In choosing Ryan, Romney is showing that he is willing to have the discussions that are necessary to correct the course of this country on a path of fiscal security. Is the Ryan plan the answer? Not necessarily. But he had the boldness to put the Road Map together, to have the conversation, and where are the alternatives?

Romney could have chosen “safe & politics” by tapping Se. Portman of Ohio, or “bold and politics” to pander to Florida & the Hispanics with Marco Rubio. Instead, he has chosen the bright and articulate Ryan, one who is willing to challenge Obama’s rhetoric, face to face.

So today it begins in earnest. And on November 6th, America’s Exceptionalism will once again be our Pride.