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Romney's present, Ryan's future: The new face of the GOP
Jewish World Review ^ | 8/17/2012 | Charles Krauthammer

Posted on 08/17/2012 7:40:55 AM PDT by Former Fetus

Vice-presidential picks are always judged by their effect on the coming election. They rarely have any.

They haven’t had a decisive influence since Lyndon Johnson carried Texas for John Kennedy in 1960. (That and Illinois put Kennedy over the top.) This time, however, the effect could be significant. The Democrats’ Mediscare barrage is already in full swing. Paul Ryan, it seems, is determined to dispossess Grandmother, then toss her over a cliff. If the charge is not successfully countered, good-bye Florida.

Republicans have a twofold answer. First, hammer home that their Medicare plan affects no one over 55, let alone 65. Second, go on offense. Point out that President Obama cuts Medicare by $700 billion to finance Obamacare.

It’s a sweet judo throw: Want to bring up Medicare, supposedly our weakness? Fine. But now you’ve got to debate Obamacare, your weakness — and explain why you are robbing Granny’s health care to pay for your pet project.

(Excerpt) Read more at jewishworldreview.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gop; romney; ryan
All I can say is that I hope Team Romney reads this column.
1 posted on 08/17/2012 7:41:04 AM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

Romney is not the present day Republican...He might be the present day Democrat. Ryan is great and has a bright future but being sattled with the jerk Romney is unfortunate.


2 posted on 08/17/2012 7:43:21 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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Ryan the future of the party???

First, it remains to be seen how he handles the sh!t storm that will be coming his way the next two and a half months or so, and...

if he begins to discuss the absolute necessity of replacing the current Republican House and Senate leadership.

Good man, no doubt, but the jury is still out regarding him as the new face of the party.

3 posted on 08/17/2012 7:47:43 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: Former Fetus

Joe Kennedy’s money put JFK over the top.

That and Nixons patriotism .


4 posted on 08/17/2012 7:53:58 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Former Fetus

guess they (y’all?) haven’t seen this yet?

R&R gained a 17% flip in FLORIDA - grind that in your teeth while you’re at it.

http://www.surveyusa.com/index.php/2012/08/15/in-florida-17-change-vote-because-of-ryan-vp-pick-vote-changers-by-43-are-drawn-to-romney/

Matthew 12:30


5 posted on 08/17/2012 9:47:14 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does....)
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