Skip to comments.Ryan Seen As Romney’s Bridge To Conservatives
Posted on 08/11/2012 8:21:09 AM PDT by TexasCajun
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) Even before Wisconsin sent Paul Ryan to Congress, he was meticulously carving a path that seemed to point only upward.
As a young Capitol Hill staffer, he impressed Republican lawmakers with his hustle and intellectual curiosity. He blended quickly with an elite crop of conservative thinkers. By his 30s, he was a congressman on his way to becoming a GOP name brand with his push-the-edge budget proposals.
Ryans climb reached new heights Saturday when Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced him as his running mate.
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It’s a fine morning.
I like Ryan. But he is a part of the establishment. He is a go along to get along guy and won’t rock the boat. And VP’s don’t anyway so this is no big deal. Mitt is still just ABO. Big WOOP!
Conservatives do not need a “bridge”.
We need a real conservative as POTUS.
A “bridge” means two things.
First, Mr. RomneyCARE is in the wrong party.
Second, he will defer to the DNC on his next act.
Nonsense. Withing a campaign the nominee is a dictator. The VP has only as much influence as the candidate allows him.
The only bridge Romney can build to conservatives is adopt and FIGHT for our issues.
LOL. You must be kidding. Have you had a look at the Ryan Budget? This is definitely not anything like "go along to get along". This is confrontation with the Dems and the RINOs in the extreme. Time to reset you Paul Ryan Meter.
Good point. Why would he need a bridge unless he’s on the other side of the river from us?
Lord Mittless will get a small bump but then he’ll speak and it will evaporate and his surrogates will blame Ryan for hurting the master.
“Conservatives do not need a bridge.
We need a real conservative as POTUS.
A bridge means two things.
First, Mr. RomneyCARE is in the wrong party.
Second, he will defer to the DNC on his next act.”
Ok, sure. Dont vote for them, and enjoy Obama for 4 more years.
Little tip: Posting satiric jpegs against him wont save you from what he has planned.
According to Alexa.com, this website commands 0.025% of global website traffic. Obama won by 6% in 2008. We won't dictate the outcome of the election. It's a fun place to exchange conservative ideas verboten on many websites, but a lot of the discussion is pretty academic, in terms of real world outcomes.
Very good move selecting Ryan
Now, as long as the Liberal RINOs do not try to sabotage the decision, like they still do with Sarah Palin....Ann Romney can run Rafalca all over the White House grounds in a few months.
Like I said I like the guy but we will both sit back and watch. After the election lets see. He will do what he is be a good VP for Romney. Romney will be just exactly the president the GOPe expects him to be and all will be well. (for the GOPe and the country) of couse zero will be gone so we will be slightly better off but only slightly we will have 4 to 8 years of obama lite.
I’d love to see some polling that puts Ryan up against Obama vs Romney against Obama.
I like Ryan but he needs to be on top of the ticket. That might make Romney palatable.
I agree he would be better than Romney. But he won’t “go rogue” He will be a good little VP for Romney and it will ruin any good in him he has to be a power chaser.
>”He is a go along to get along guy ...”
Yes, that is true.
>”Have you had a look at the Ryan Budget?”
Yes we have and it is not workable.
There are certain things in human discourse including our scientific method whereby an expression seems apt, positive and irrefutable. Except that such things are intractable, unworkable, impractical and quickly forgotten or lost. Ryan’s plans are all these things; 21st Century Gordian Knot Redux but without a sword to solve the problem.
Anybody with a modicum of education and experience can write a ‘plan’. And such persons can even suggest tantalizing solutions like killing a cancer in a petri dish only to find it ineffective in the human body. But to actually solve the problem requires great leadership and Ryan is a lightweight, not even a David with a slingshot.
It is a symbolic on-ramp to the Romney Socialist Highway, maybe a bridge like the on-ramps to I-10 in Louisiana. What is a symbolic figure going to do for Conservatism in a Romney administration? I voted for McCain because of Palin but realize now that would only reduced her effectiveness for Conservatism.
Romney remains Romney, but this is seen by me as a step in the right direction.
At least Romney didn’t pick Pawlenty, Saintorum, Rice or Bush.....color me surprised.
Still, there is a word I miss and long for. A word that makes me stand and smile.... that word I would have rather heard today is....... “LIPSTICK”.
Yep. Never saw this coming. Mitt threw us a bone. It even still had some meat on it.
Nice of him.
A plan without practical, step-by-step, actions that are executable in the here and now is not a plan. The D-Day Landings were planned. Ryan's budget "plan" is a dream or at best a vision. And that "plan" will be mined for ammunition to use against the Romney campaign. The thing with political plans is they always take something from someone to hand over to someone else. That is why it is never wise to get too specific (i.e. burn too many bridges) if you want to run for higher office. The moment Ryan came out with his "plan", it was clear that if he had just given his potential opponents a treasure trove of ammunition to use against him. In politics, when figuring out winners and losers (i.e. making plans), it is generally wise to hold your fire until you see the whites of your adversaries' eyes (i.e. wait until you're elected), especially when the majority of the people negatively affected will come from a demographic that has tended, historically, to vote for your party.
Too little, to late
IF REPUBLICANS WOULD LIVE UP TO CONSERVATISM THEY WOULDN'T NEED BRIDGES.
Is that Romney's sole reason for picking Ryan? It appears to have been McCain's sole reason for picking Palin. How Romneys' campaign acts towards Ryan will tell us a lot, just as did McCain's campaign.
I think you are clueless!
LOL - plenty of Eeyores farting and fuming about any and everything, meanwhile offering no viable alternatives.
I could care less.
The vice presidency is often a spring board to a presidential nomination. If Romney wins in November, we could have a solid conservative running for president in 8 years.
The liberal/Marxist/progressive/fascist/ collectivist left didn't get this far all at once. They did it over time. Conservatives should strive for constant improvement as well and Romney/Ryan is an improvement over Obama. In 8 years Ryan would be a serious improvement.
THIS IS NOT about getting in line on one's knees
or a Congo dance.
This is about saving America with Conservatism.
Mr. Romney made his first conservative motion
that anyone on Earth can remember with his choice of Mr. Ryan, but
1. Mr. Romney is the putative candidate (and
should pull out).
2. Mr. Romney did the right thing for once,
so let him recant RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE.
Good enough for me!!!GO PAUL RYAN!
And if this ticket wins? What will your tune be then?
It will be that you get the blame for the liberalism that comes out of Romney.
Sometimes but they're not all that successful. Nixon failed (the first time), Mondale failed. Gore failed.
Bush 41 was an exception and survived just one term and Nixon didn't finish his second one.
Only 14 VPs have become president, with only 5 elected to that position and Adams, Jefferson and Van Buren were a long time ago.
Sadly you are correct. The VP position has no power other than what the Prez allows. It is primarily a ceremonial position. Picking Ryan was good but it will not "bridge" the gap with the conservative base. The base is not that stupid. And yes, Ryan is a 'go-along to get-along' politician. He won't go against the one who brings him to the dance.
Awwww gee, you just had to go and do it didn't you?!
Pssst, if that one doesn't suit yer fancy just say so, there's more where this one comes from! Rumney just makes it so easy to ome up with these "satiric (jpegs or pngs or GIFs or whatever else suits ya).
The usual role of the VP candidate is to play attack dog. I think Ryan will be well suited for this role. I expect Romney will try and stay above the fray and act presidential. Time will tell.
You think Ryan will defend naked Rumneys socialist agenda? Defend Rumneys liberalism? If he does then he is not a conservative in any sense of the word. And if he really is a conservative then he is in a real tight pigeon hole as the Veep. Rumney and his staff will do their best to keep a tight rein on him and his conservatism.
I know the feeling!