• Cashing in on Paul Ryan

    Today, just 72 hours after joining the GOP ticket, Paul Ryan is making a pilgrimage to the Sands' Venetian casino in Las Vegas to kiss the ring of Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate who's already donated more than $35 million to Republican groups in this election.

    That's the same Sheldon Adelson who gave $15 million to help Newt Gingrich against Mitt Romney in the primary, and said he may give $100 million—basically, whatever it costs—to defeat Barack Obama.

    We're starting to get a glimpse of how Romney plans to cash in on his vice presidential pick. Before Ryan's even been fully introduced to the American people, he's attending a private fundraiser in Vegas with the top super PAC donor.

    We're doing this differently, with ordinary people chipping in whatever they can afford—but it's going to take a lot more of us to match them. Will you donate today?

    Mitt Romney