In this candid moment with The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, Paul Ryan acknowledges that, in the end, he didn't really matter, electorally, for Mitt Romney on November 6 (emphasis added).
Asked if he was surprised he wasn't more help to Mitt Romney in Wisconsin, where Obama won by seven points, Ryan said:
"Not at the end. Everybody kept telling me, 'The running mate doesn't make a huge difference. It helps define issues, but it doesn't bring states, it doesn't do a lot.'
Most of these so-called experts told me, 'Don't have high expectations for what you can do electorally.'
And I think that proved to be true."