Past Vice Presidential picks: A recent history of picks to be America's #2
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) has been selected by Mitt Romney as his running mate, the latest in a long line of historical selections that have at times proven to be excellent, and at others controversial.
2008: McCain picks Palin
John McCain's pick certainly garnered a whole lot of attention, both positive and negative, but it didn't win him the election.