The answer is SIMPLE: It would take away from the narrative that the GOP is RACIST!!

From TheRoot:

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(The Root) — Shortly after it was announced that Rep. Paul Ryan would join the Romney ticket as this year’s Republican vice presidential candidate, I wrote a piece titled,  “What We Know About Paul Ryan and Blacks.”

Well, I recently learned of another significant addition to this list.

As reported on Twitter by CNN’s Pete Hamby, Ryan said he has a black sister-in-law, but perhaps even more interesting, his “college sweetheart” was African American.

So here is the million-dollar question: Is the fact that Ryan has dated interracially a noteworthy detail to consider when analyzing his politics and policies?

Full article @ http://www.theroot.com/blogs/paul-ryan/does-paul-ryans-black-girlfriend-matter