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Itís Official: Paul Ryan is Being Vetted for Veep
Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2012 | Doherty

Posted on 06/23/2012 6:04:27 PM PDT by Kaslin

This story dropped Friday night, via National Review’s Robert Costa.

I’m 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 GOP’s 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 party’s most influential voice on fiscal issues.

Earlier this week, Romney campaigned with Ryan in Janesville, Wis., Ryan’s hometown. Ryan previously stumped for Romney in late March and early April, ahead of Wisconsin’s Republican presidential primary.

For their part, Ryan and his team remain mum on the issue, telling NRO: “Respecting their campaign’s internal process, we’re not going to comment.”

I for one genuinely like Paul Ryan. He strikes me as one of the few politicians inside the Beltway who isn’t afraid to either (a) tackle the tough issues facing our country or (b) lose his prestigious seat in Congress for doing so. (By the way, these are two qualities the president obviously lacks). Indeed, Rep. Ryan has been one of the most vociferous advocates for putting our fiscal house in order. He even introduced a budget proposal last March -- The Path to Prosperity -- which cut long-term spending to sustainable levels, reformed Medicare, and balanced the federal budget. Not too shabby. Setting aside the fact the president’s plan (which was voted down unanimously) accomplished none of these abiding goals, the proposal was -- surprise! -- demagogued relentlessly by Democrats and died in the United States Senate after narrowly passing the House. I suspect it’s scattered across Harry Reid’s desk right about now (underneath all those Republican jobs plans).

At any rate, given Paul Ryan’s many accomplishments, this does not necessarily mean he is without shortcomings. To my knowledge, he’s essentially spent his professional life in government and has no foreign policy credentials or executive experience. This may, indeed, hurt his chances of becoming Mitt Romney’s running mate. Tina Korbe, on the other hand, points out that placing Rep. Ryan on the ticket would demonstrate that Republicans -- finally -- were serious about resolving the nation’s impending debt crisis. And, of course, it would further underscore The One’s ineptitude and failure of leadership over the last three and half years. I like it!

Exit question: What do you guys think about a Romney/Ryan ticket? Feel free to duke it out in the comments section…


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2012election; election2012; paulryan; wisconsin
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To: Kaslin

I would much prefer that Paul Ryan be our nominee for President of the USA, and Milton Romney be the VP choice.


41 posted on 06/23/2012 8:49:19 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Hussein Obama Dada is absolutely the most offensive President that the US has ever suffered.)
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To: Kaslin

Insanity. Seniors will vote for Obama to hang on to the benefits they spent decades paying for. Ryan’s problem is the problem with too many Republican conservatives - they spend too much time going after the paid-for benefits going to their voter base and not enough going after freebies benefiting the Dems’ voter base. Ryan’s ideas are the ideas of the average zillionaire who wants to coddle the indigent while zapping the middle class.


42 posted on 06/23/2012 9:28:08 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: ex91B10
Big deal; like the VP will sway Mitten's opinions about anything. It's just an election ploy to make us think he a "conservative" now.

Yep - them big corporate folks who have led successful careers are absolutely INCAPABLE of taking advice from the people they surround themselves with....I hope your wishes do not come true - they lead to another 4 years of Obama and our final undoing.

43 posted on 06/24/2012 3:31:15 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: foundedonpurpose

I see smoke and mirrors too and I don’t know what he would gain by using Ryan. I like Ryan , but he made it a point to announce he was not interested in any kind of job other than what he was doing. He said he had discussed it with his wife etc and this was the reason he didn’t run for Prez. (so he says)...what’s so different about VP?

So maybe Rand Paul is the end game, and you’re right: it always comes down to math and the numbers. Will be interesting.
I wish he would choose West just because I would love to hear him put O in his place, one black man to another so to speak. West’s no nonsense approach after four years of absolute and utter demonic nonsense would be like a breath of fresh air....


44 posted on 06/24/2012 6:38:56 AM PDT by homegroan (Veni, Vedi, Velcro and Ranting...since 1998)
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To: Kaslin

This is only being done to dampen down the conservative opposition for a bit. The only way Ryan becomes VP is if he is a rino disguising himself as a conservative. Whether Romney wins or loses Ryan’s political career would be destroyed if he takes the position.


45 posted on 06/24/2012 7:10:19 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse (RNC) will learn to sing)
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To: Uri’el-2012
Allen West for VP. Leave Ryan in the House of Reps to steer the fiscal ship.
46 posted on 06/24/2012 1:43:20 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Kaslin.


47 posted on 07/13/2012 6:53:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Kaslin

Susana Martinez


48 posted on 07/14/2012 9:19:17 AM PDT by dervish (ABO)
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To: Kaslin; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Wisconsin Paul Ryan for Veep watch ping

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


49 posted on 07/15/2012 9:21:39 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: Kaslin

Bunches of people are being vetted for veep. Again I say Romney needs an exciting legislator.


50 posted on 07/16/2012 3:36:02 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t care.


51 posted on 07/16/2012 4:48:09 AM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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