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What does the VP selection really mean?

Cyan9 2012/08/11 21:59:07
Paul Ryan is the best choice for Romney
Paul Ryan is actually about 2016
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87 days until the election, Romney announces Chairman of the House
Budget Committee Paul Ryan as his running mate. Yesterday, I said Romney
would choose Tim Pawlenty. I called Ryan a bold yet rather risky
choice. I stand by that assertion. I had intended on explaining why but
John Avoln has beat me to it: “a bold and risky pick for vice president”. I stand more confident in Obama’s reelection chances
today than I have since the circus that was the Republican primaries.
The only question that remains, is this just mere posturing for 2016? –
a defacto concession and decision to push Ryan on the national stage?


I present two scenarios for your consideration. Let’s consider if
Romney loses. Would it not be in the best interests of Republican Party
to have a strong conservative waiting in the wings, likely to avoid the
same mistakes of 2012? Rep. Ryan seems to be that guy. Now let’s
consider if Romney wins. Rep. Ryan would be much more influential and
powerful in the House. He would have arguably the most influential
position in all of Congress. He would have the ability to write the
budget and push for his brain child, the Ryan Plan,
without opposition from either the President or Senate. Who in the
world would give that up for what John Adams, America’s first VP,
called, “the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man
contrived or his imagination conceived”?


Barely hours later, the Democratic attack ads have already begun rolling out.
It would appear that Paul Ryan is not about maximizing Romney’s chances
for victory but rather hedging against a 2012 loss. Why else, nominate
one of the Democrats’ favorite punching bags? :


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  • EricVanSingleton 2012/08/16 23:56:47 (edited)
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    EricVanSingleton
    The Vice President is the understudy or runner-up in the event that something happens to the President. The show must go on, and that office is designed to ensure it does. We all hope he never has to actually take the stage.
     the understudy
  • Nancy~PWCM~JLA~POTL 2012/08/15 00:28:14
    Paul Ryan is the best choice for Romney
    Nancy~PWCM~JLA~POTL
    +1
    Great choice and a person of strong integrity, and is articulate and not the baffon Biden is
  • JoeM~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/14 23:20:25
    Paul Ryan is the best choice for Romney
    JoeM~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    With his budget plan to help the elderly and bolster the middle class, this is just the shot in the arm the GOP needed to assure victory in November.
  • Cyan9 JoeM~PW... 2012/08/15 00:36:00
    Cyan9
    I'm pretty sure that is most unintentionally ironic statement ever uttered. Thanks. :D
  • Soundstorm 2012/08/14 02:12:57
    Paul Ryan is the best choice for Romney
    Soundstorm
    +4
    Paul Ryan is called an extremist ideological leader of the Republicans in the House.
    I don't see what the problem is here.
  • Sissy 2012/08/13 13:02:32
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    Sissy
    Usually a VP candidate is supposed to do no harm. Ryan's nomination will mean that finally we will have a national dialog of how the conservatives want to run this country for the other 99% of us. To date his budget proposal has been cherry picked to butress up the Right Wing talking points. Now we will get down to the nitty gritty of it and its not going to be pretty.
  • nails 2012/08/13 03:55:56
    Paul Ryan is actually about 2016
    nails
    Personally it was Mr.Romney's pick.I myself would have liked to have seen Mr.Rubio.The
    future may be a Ryan- Rubio ticket.Now there's a good thought.
  • Patent1 2012/08/13 03:39:21
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    Patent1
    It means Romney is going to lose, by more than 10 pts.
  • RS 2012/08/13 02:41:42
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    RS
    The play is clear...Try to ralley the Catholics who are very angered by the Prez and bring in an economic wiz kid to attempt to fix the economy. I like.
  • Lady Raven 2012/08/12 22:24:05
    Paul Ryan is the best choice for Romney
    Lady Raven
    +6
    Means I am still voting for Romney.
  • JEFF 2012/08/12 21:44:15
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    JEFF
    +1
    What does it mean? It means another 4 years for obama. That's what it means.
  • mama sew,gung ho 2012/08/12 18:36:47
    Paul Ryan is actually about 2016
    mama sew,gung ho
    +1
    Witless Mitt's Freudian slip gave it away! Mr. next president of the United States of America Ryan!LOL
  • Nancy~P... mama se... 2012/08/12 23:11:04 (edited)
    Nancy~PWCM~JLA~POTL
    +1
    BO did exactly the same thing upon his announcment of Joe Biden. Don't take it to another level
  • mama se... Nancy~P... 2012/08/24 21:14:55
    mama sew,gung ho
    Oh Witless Mitt just did that for himself,and those Tea Baggin Birther,$uper$ugerDaddy $uperPac$, number is so small,they're gonna pee all down his leg,and tell him it's rainin! LOL
  • Nancy~P... mama se... 2012/08/24 21:20:01
    Nancy~PWCM~JLA~POTL
    wow you are an angry mama! LOL
  • mama se... Nancy~P... 2012/08/31 21:09:33
    mama sew,gung ho
    It has it purpose,and ya don't mess with a Mama Gator,or her clutch!That's pretty much how her kin have survived!
  • Dave 2012/08/12 17:50:16
    Paul Ryan is the best choice for Romney
    Dave
    +1
    Paul Ryan is perfect to help carry on the corporatist message. Your government shouldn't beaccountable for you losing your job, health care, environmental catastrophies, edycation, fire/police, Unionization is an old fashion concept, the wealthy will be so glad once Mittens/Ryan restore the Gilded Age.
  • mk, Smartass Oracle 2012/08/12 15:39:41
  • JEFF mk, Sma... 2012/08/12 21:45:55
    JEFF
    +2
    Ain't enough juice in the world.
  • mk, Sma... JEFF 2012/08/13 17:52:04
  • kudabux 2012/08/12 14:53:55
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    kudabux
    +2
    It means Romney (if elected) will implement the Ryan plan: tax breaks for the rich; Medicaid into a block grant program, lessening federal contributions, thereby foisting the problem to the states; Vouchers for Medicare recipients, (expected cost for seniors $6,400 per year; food stamps and unemployment benes will take a hit.

    It really means an on-going Republican assault on the middle class that benefits the uber rich. It means Mitt Romney and Ryan have no clue as to how to help the middle and lower income citizens.

    And that 'if elected'? Not a snowball's chance in hell
  • gary ® kudabux 2012/08/12 16:53:18
    gary ®
    +3
    Can't "implement" the plan. It still ... wait for it ... HAS TO PASS CONGRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Remember them? The legislative body of our system of government (hint, hint). Libbie propaganda FAIL, try something else.
  • Dave gary ® 2012/08/12 17:54:09
    Dave
    +2
    Progressives understand how the system works. The idea that Republicons are jumping for joy over two corporatists that will finally attempt to finish off what Reagan started is what I don't understand.
  • gary ® Dave 2012/08/12 21:54:38
    gary ®
    +3
    Well, Marx failed ... so do they have enough time to try a little Lenin before they go? Trotsky might be a little disappointed, but Alinsky is probably smiling somewhere. Juicy Fruit, anyone?
  • kudabux gary ® 2012/08/12 19:07:54
    kudabux
    And Ryan will work the system. I know how it works the CONGRESS!!!!!!!!thing. Repub fail.
  • gary ® kudabux 2012/08/12 21:50:11
    gary ®
    +2
    Work the system? It's called proposing a budget. Maybe this time it won't get "tabled".
  • kudabux gary ® 2012/08/12 21:56:25
    kudabux
    Sure hope it does get tabled once and for all.
  • gary ® kudabux 2012/08/12 22:06:30
    gary ®
    +2
    You would.
  • kudabux gary ® 2012/08/13 00:20:54
    kudabux
    You are correct, I would
  • Cyan9 gary ® 2012/08/12 20:36:57
    Cyan9
    Except under a Romney presidency, it would be much likelier that the Republicans controlled both the House and Senate than anything else.
  • prayer warrior 2012/08/12 13:14:53 (edited)
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    prayer warrior
    +2
    Well if I understand his policy meaning Ryan he is out of sync with his own church's policy about the poor. Have you heard of the rich man and the eye of a needle ?



    We have certian responsibilities to those who truly need help and I am not talking about the free loaders. The idea of doing away medicare and making it private says this about making someone rich and not caring for those who truly need it.

    Let them eat cake !!!!


    let them eat cake by mittens let them eat cake by mittens
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/08/12 13:00:34
    Paul Ryan is the best choice for Romney
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +8
    Excellent choice - Two men committed to fiscal sanity.
  • Dave Jackie ... 2012/08/12 17:55:02
    Dave
    lol You meant insanity
  • Jackie ... Dave 2012/08/12 17:56:21
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +5
    No, that is what we have and we deserve much, much better
  • Spizzzo BN-0 2012/08/12 12:13:56
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    Spizzzo BN-0
    +1
    On Romney's part, it's a dollop of courage he lacks himself combined with a touch of desperation.

    If Obama/Biden can't beat this combo, then they do not deserve to be in office.
  • Dwight PWCM 2012/08/12 06:44:44
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    Dwight PWCM
    +2
    Means that there will be someone in the Administration with experience of the Federal Budget and who knows right off where Obama has the money funneled to.
  • JEFF Dwight ... 2012/08/12 21:49:54
    JEFF
    sssssssssssssssssssoooooooooo... ignorant.
  • Dwight ... JEFF 2012/08/12 23:39:04
    Dwight PWCM
    I agree that you are, but I won't tell if you don't.
  • JEFF Dwight ... 2012/08/18 02:10:04
    JEFF
    aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.... childlike as well.
  • Dwight ... JEFF 2012/08/18 14:27:52
    Dwight PWCM
    You keep showing it to us.
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