President Obama hasn’t developed a “narrative” for his first four years or the next four. But, like Ryan, he does have definition, and the Republican opposition to that definition has built pretty solid Democratic enthusiasm for his re-election. Will Paul Ryan on the ticket add enthusiasm? He will definitely add definition. But it will cut both ways in a close race. If the undecided voters are genuinely interested in upping the quality of leadership this country needs to rise above polarized politics, then neither Romney nor Ryan will provide it. Because leadership simply means the ability to describe what it is that we and the leader are experiencing that can unify us as Americans (the narrative). What the leader sees from his leadership position that makes the effort worthwhile (the vision). And what it is that we can do together as a nation to achieve it (the plan). Romney has a record like that he has disowned. Ryan’s voting record on policy reform and on the right wing’s social issues is already at play in polarity politics. Neither represent the bipartisan approach to tax and entitlement reform policy most independent voters believe the Congress and the country need.