Skip to comments.Does Paul Ryan Have a Palin Problem? He Just Might
Posted on 09/16/2012 11:49:25 AM PDT by Bratch
Pardon the phrase, but for the most part, the McCain campaign worked very hard to keep Sarah Palin on a leash. That may be happening to Paul Ryan to some extent, now though Im not claiming an exact comparison. Take the personalities and positions out of it and look at it as a campaign style. If the Romney camp does that, similar to what McCain did try to keep the gloves on just enough theyll go down throwing rabbit punches.
People can think what they want of Obama and his team. But no one should fool themselves into thinking they arent heavyweights when it comes to campaigning. When you step into the ring with a heavyweight and pull your punches, you will always get your clock cleaned. It would be wise to remember something Barack Obama once implied: White House to Dems on town halls: If you get hit, we will punch back twice as hard
The Ryan piece below by Zeke Miller at BuzzFeed.
Romney Camp Decides: The Economy Isnt Enough
Its not enough just to criticize, says Ryan. Agrees an aide: We have to bring more to the table.
Ryan himself has emerged as a central player in this calculation, making the case internally for a clearer conservative policy message. One high level Republican with ties to the campaign told BuzzFeed that Ryan was chaffing at Boston constraining him from talking about and defending his policy ideas from Democratic attacks. Ryan wanted to be unleashed, the Republican said.
Romney needs to push Ryan out front. Sure Romney is the ticket, but he’s not terribly popular.
Ryan is currently in a GOP seat in a liberal district, because of his natural political skills.
RYAN is a natural. I support Romney but the real strength of the candidate is Ryan.
Ryan is bipartisan, and a winner.
Win with Ryan.
Get Ryan out front, and support him 100%!
BTW I’m not saying put Ryan in charge.
I’m just saying he should be out front and center.
Ryan is popular as can be. Use him!
No they are not. Anyone who thinks this is obviously not paying the least attention to what is currently going on in the campaigning and instead is merely clinging to their emotion based preconceived opinions.
Ryan is our (Conservatives) only immediate chance to overtake GOPe in 8 years and turn this country “really” back from the brink (of even the centrist Pubes).
i just hope Todd never finds out ;)
Not surprising. It’s the GOP-E way.
“hell... **I’VE** got a Palin problem...:
Lol! That was funny! ;)
From that headline, it doesn't sound like the Romney campaign has a problem with Paul Ryan talking about solutions to the problems of the economy.
You think Sarah Palin was a mistake?I think keeping her shackled was a mistake.
They should have let her make the rounds on talk radio and Fox News as soon as the convention was over. Instead, they kept her shuttered for weeks which gave the libs an opportunity to define her.
Major snafu by the McCain people.