It would be a good pick if Paul Ryan wasn't miles ahead of Romney politically and a much more serious legislative mind with easily discerned beliefs and goals for the country moving forward. I still can honestly say if you look at Mitt Romney's track record in governing since 1994 you'd be hard pressed to find an issue where he hasn't taken both sides of the issue. Mitt is similar to John Kerry in his publi awkwardness an inability to speak directly to normal everyday people vs. a current president who's great on the stump as well as in major adresses and informal settings.
Barack Obama is not a good legislator at all. He has profound political ideas but his execution has been painful to watch and his messaging has been awful at times. Example, the guy absolutely fumbled the ball on healthcare lost a year and a half of productivity that could have been used on the economy and then proceeded to take the largest off year election loss in history.
Now with that said though, I still will be voting for Obama over Romney. This guy just hasn't shown me any quality that makes him believable as a conservative or any ability to get the two parties to meet in the middle on any issue. Obama and Boehner were extremely close to starting a Bill Clinton/Newt relationship but Eric Cantor castrated Boehner politically during the debt debate and left the Speaker with no choice but to oppose Obama on any effort to include tax increases as part of a beginning trek to rectify our govts spending/income imbalance. The crazy thing is McConnell prob would have allowed the votes to pass a debt deal if it could have gotten through the house.
I'm getting off subject. My political prediction is Obama wins but with a smaller margin. Mitt just wont be able to win Penn. and I see Ohio going back to Obama mainly due to the auto bailout and an overreach of Paul Ryan's bold budget. I also don't see how Obama loses these debates. There are way too many issues Romney has been unwilling to take a definitive stand(or easy questions he's fumbled) and in debates that's a kiss of death i.e. Al Gore, John Kerry, Bob Dole, Richard Nixon, and Jimmy Carter.