Well I'll certainly take Wallace's word for it!
What's funny though is the GOP's full-court press to focus not less but more attention on the two VP candidates. (There are two, remember? One has successfully sat there and done nothing for four years, and one is already acting like a one-man meltdown.)
I guess it's a little like Reaganomics: crater on the bigs stuff, and the small stuff will collapse on its own.