Skip to comments.Ryan Being Vetted for VP
Posted on 06/22/2012 4:38:54 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Im reliably informed that Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Budget Committee chairman, has submitted paperwork to the Romney campaign. Sources confirm that he is being vetted for the vice-presidential nomination.
Ryan, one of the GOPs brightest young stars, is clearly a favorite of Romney allies. But some top Republican officials are wary of plucking him from the House, where he is the partys most influential voice on fiscal issues.
Earlier this week, Romney campaigned with Ryan in Janesville, Wis., Ryans hometown. Ryan previously stumped for Romney in late March and early April, ahead of Wisconsins Republican presidential primary.
A lot better than Rubio.
Oooops. Article by Robert Costa.
Paul Ryan is a very bold choice. If any criticism can be make, it’s that choosing him is too bold, too risky. Ryan has shown amazing political courage and is one of the political heroes of this decade. Choosing him would excite the base big time, but carry great risk, as well.
IMHO, the running mate will be either Rob Portman or Tim Pawlenty.
I would support this wholeheartedly.
And yes, he would be much better than Senor Rubio.
Best of the choices being discussed.
How do you reckon, exactly?
(I'm not disagreeing with your assessment, I just wonder what precisely you are thinking. Thanks.)
The genius of picking Ryan would be his ability to present his plan without the media shorthand that has, up until now, labeled it “mean”. Not to mention he would make biden explode in debate!
He has nice hair though which could lure some 20-something bimbo females who focus heavily on style away from Obama. Whatever it takes! LOL!
Secret Service code name: “Acolyte”
We don’t need anymore “compassionate conservatives” Just saw Lou Dobbs smack down a well- known illegal immigrant. It was greatness. Too bad Romney and more Republicans don’t have the guts to say to the illegals what Dobbs does.
He gets my vote. I’d personally prefer Allen West but I’d definitely be on board with Ryan.
If not Scott Walker then Paul Ryan.
Paul Ryan made serious and substantive proposals to save Medicare from bankruptsy and the Democrats, aided & abetted by the MSM, demagogued it and scared seniors. It’ll happen again if Ryan is chosen.
Choosing him would excite the base big time, but carry great risk, as well.
Why would he be risky?
I say yeah.
CheeseHeads are poised to save America. That’s what I’m sayin....
“Why would he be risky?”
Check posting #15.
Starting to believe that Pelosi is in the Soros Group who plans to crash the United States.
Slightly OT, but I hope to be able to add Eric Hovde or Jeff Fitzgerald to my list as Jr. Senator from the great state of WI!!
I'd almost be tempted to believe that too, except for the fact that Nancy Pelosi has the intellectual acuity of a rubber doorstop.
Rience Priebus? say what?
“IMHO, the running mate will be either Rob Portman or Tim Pawlenty.”
“Rience Priebus”.. What’s in a name? Endless humiliation! His parents should be tarred and feathered for giving him this name.
“Paul Ryan is a very bold choice.
IMHO, the running mate will be either Rob Portman or Tim Pawlenty.”
I agree Ryan would be a bold choice, but I think it would be a mistake to pull him from the House. Portman or Pawlenty may be less bold/exciting/charismatic, but Portman in particular knows the budget inside/out/backwards and could easily be tasked with entitlement/budget reform, working hand-in-glove with Ryan on the House side and his Senate colleagues to get it done. In the latter regard he actually has a leg up on Ryan.
Imagine Ryan in a debate against dumbo Biden. LOL
I say no. We need Ryan in Congress where he can make a difference. We lose his ability to change things if he becomes VP. As VP he loses any power to push the Conservative adgenda.
Romney needs to surround himself with people with rock-solid conservative reputations in order to achieve some credibility with the conservative base. Rubio's statements on illegal immigrants disqualifies him.
Make fun of Priebus if you will, but he orchestrated the great Republican Wave that allowed Scott Walker to succeed and survive his recall....he is an expert at the grass roots organizing that wins elections.
I honestly don't think there is any public policy debate that I would rather have between now and November than a discussion of the future solvency of the Medicare and Social Security programs.
I say bring it on.
The facts are on our side, something must be done, and the 'Rats are at the bottom of a very deep hole having so explicitly denied the existence of a problem for so long.
America has never been more in need of, or more receptive to, arguments that entitlement programs are bankrupt and need to be reformulated. New Jersey, New York, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, San Jose, San Diego, reform is coming. It is wining in legislatures and it is winning at the ballot box. This is what the tea party was founded to promote.
Let us not shrink in fear but rather seize the moment and lead!
Anybody but Rubio. What a sellout. He puts ethnicity above all else. Shameful.
“True. Soros probably considers her a useful idiot.”
Come on Laz....concubines do have a use;-)
It is not uncommon for people to say this but I have always thought it untrue.
What about Dick Cheney?
Yes, the orders ultimately come from the President but if the VP holds meetings and conducts discussions and negotiations on the President's behalf then he is making a huge contribution.
The President is just one man and the federal government is huge. Having an experienced Congressman as VP participating with GOP Congressional leaders in drafting legislation to reform the tax code and the entitlement programs sounds like a big plus to me.
Will Jeri Ryan be part of the vetting process ?
Haven’t seen Jeri in a while. I would prefer to not tarnish my teenage memories of her.
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Rubio’s a turncoat.
His hair doesn’t hold a candle to his beautiful blue eyes (and I’m no 20 something bimbo).
Ryan should remain in the House and either be Speaker, or Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.
IMHO, Pawlenty certainly won’t excite the base and I doubt Ryan will either in spite of his fiscal acumen. They won’t play well in the south.
I am sure names will be leaked up to the convention...purposely.
I really like Paul Ryan, but we really need him in the House. The GOP “leadership” in the House of Representatives are a bunch of castrated cowards. Ryan is the only one of the bunch with some courage. We’d be wasting his talent making him Vice-President.
Ryan (if he would take the job) would be sorely missed in Congress by those of us who really love what he’s doing there. I don’t know if he would be a greater asset to conservatism as VP, or not - but let’s see what he says.
Well, like with Sarah Palin or Marco Rubio, i don’t want to see our rising stars pushed out front before they’re ready.
But, as for Paul Ryan, i like the cut of his jib!!