Skip to comments.The Paul Ryan speech that is sparking VP buzz
Posted on 04/04/2012 12:48:09 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike
Paul Ryan took the stage last night in Wisconsin to introduce Mitt Romney and thank supporters ahead of his victory speech. Conservatives reacted favorably, sparking speculation that the speech was a trial balloon for Ryan as a Vice President candidate for Romney.
Ryan challenged Obama for his "broken promises" reminding voters that he would try to divide Americans because he could not run on his record.
"I seem to remember him saying that he was going to be a uniter, not a divider," Ryan said. "Frankly this is one and the worst of his broken promises. We do not need a campaigner-in-chief, we need a commander-in-chief we need a leader that America deserves."
"The presidency is bigger than this. He was supposed to be bigger than this." Ryan continued, "We need solutions, not excuses. We need a president who takes the lead in not one that spreads the blame. We need someone who appeals to our dreams and aspirations, not to our fears and anxieties. We as Americans deserved to choose what kind of country we want and what kind of people we want to be."
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I would be thrilled with Ryan as VP. Absolutely thrilled.
I’m already crushed that Ryan was utterly devoid of principles to endorse Romney. His stock plummeted in my estimation.
Imagine Ryan in a debate with Plugs.
That would be like Einstein debating my shoe.
So would I be thrilled.
He is combative and well spoken.
forget ryan, he is a nobody. It should be vetted Sarah Palin, without any question.
“They don’t have the clout “
No, they needed about 40 more conservative/ Tea Party Representatives in the House.
Some of the worst spending bills passed the House with more Dem votes than GOP.
We just missed having the clout.
40 more votes is about all we need this time.
Ryan as VP would really upset those who will never vote for the GOP candidate regardless of the office being voted on... I like it!
We could do a lot worse. I like this possibility. I’m not thrilled, but then there’s not much to be thrilled about this time around, except for the idea of voting out 0bama.
Getting 40 more tea party votes in the House is not having "just missed". It is missing by a wide margin.
The majority of Americans are not tea partiers, and do not agree with the economic conservatism of Paul Ryan. What that means is that, to the extent we want to move this country to the right, we have to use guile, and coalition building issue by issue. The same tools the left used to get us in this mess in the first place.
That is certainly not the preferred route, and contains its own potential pitfalls and missteps. But the sooner we recognize it is the only strategy that has a politically realistic chance of succeeding, the sooner we can get started.
He sold out for same VP promise that Romney made to McDonnell, Paul, DeMint, etc., and I doubt he got it in writing.
Paul Ryan has made a political decision to support Romney. All political decisions are compromises. Ryan had four choices and he picked one. It is irrational and preposterous to assert that this choice shows Ryan to be "utterly devoid of principles". The overwhelming likelihood at this point is that Romney will be the nominee. If and when that occurs, will those who choose Romney over Obama also be "utterly devoid of principles"?
That's true if the TP freshman return to their roots. That would mean a conservative as Speaker, not Boehner or Cantor.
I wonder if Michael Burgess or Allen West wants the job?
It is just plain stupid to call Paul Ryan "a nobody".
paul ryan is a nobody.
t will be pure pleasure to see both parties take Obama down.
Paul Ryan has not sold out to anyone. He is a good, strong Conservative who loves his country, but more importantly, has the courage to stand up and do something about it.
Paul’s fiscal genius for a Politician this young, is nothing short of amazing. He is smart enough to realize that this country is in dire trouble, so he has the intelligence to do what he has to, in order to have an influence in what he believes in most.
His positive, “DO SOMETHING” attitude and approach should be admired, not denigrated. We need more of his kind taking charge and they deserve our full support and respect.
I would be pleased to vote for a Santorum/Ryan or Gingrich/Ryan ticket. Ryan and anyone else conservative would get consideration. Ryan and Romney or Paul... phhht.
I think Mittens ‘ll pick someone from the south where he is weak..maybe hispanic too.. to soften his image as a white, out of touch rich guy.