This link confirms what I already thought. US politics is a total sham and has been for over a decade. Obama is the consensus candidate for Wall Street because they know they can't get away with everything they'd like to. So, the Repugs are allowed to descend into madness with a hapless buffoon like Mitt Romney as their standard bearer. He nominates the psychotic dork Paul Ryan, and his toxicity with sane US-Americans guarantees another win for the Wall Street shill and mega-betrayer, Barack Obama.