A couple of weeks ago I got in a friendly back-and-forth on Twitter with my friend and colleague Daniel Kreiss. Daniel was annoyed by this article, which purports to reveal why Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan to be his running mate by deploying median-voter theory. Daniel’s frustration was this:
I love these studies – complicated models, and no one thought to ask former staffers what went into the decision. https://t.co/t99mfXhyUl
— Daniel Kreiss (@kreissdaniel) November 16, 2015
Here’s the record of our conversation. More thoughts below the break.