Skip to comments.Why Not Paul Ryan?
Posted on 08/09/2012 2:55:46 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
Romney can win a big election over big issues. He'll lose a small one.
The whispering over Mitt Romney's choice of a running mate is getting louder, and along with it we are being treated to the sotto voce angst of the GOP establishment: Whatever else Mitt does, he wouldn't dare pick Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, would he?
Too risky, goes the Beltway chorus. His selection would make Medicare and the House budget the issue, not the economy. The 42-year-old is too young, too wonky, too, you know, serious. Beneath it all you can hear the murmurs of the ultimate Washington insultthat Mr. Ryan is too dangerous because he thinks politics is about things that matter. That dude really believes in something, and we certainly can't have that.
All of which highly recommend him for the job.
We have nothing against the other men Mr. Romney is said to be still closely considering. Tim Pawlenty twice won the governorship of Minnesota, the second time in the horrible GOP year of 2006. His working-class roots and middle American values would counter the stereotype of Mr. Romney as too rich and disconnected to average concerns. The media would say he's another middle-aged white male, just like Mitt, but he'd certainly be a safe, mature choice.
Ohio Senator Rob Portman is well respected nearly everywhere for his thoughtful, disciplined brand of conservative politics.
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They Make a Good case,I agree
I like Paul Ryan. He’s my first choice.
I agree w/ your post DeaconRed.
Ryan IMO would be a good pick for us who showed up in 2010 and at Chic-Fil-A. There are millions upon millions of us silent, voter types. Romney is smart enough to know that.
Unfortunately, he’s also smart enough to know we will have to push him over the line no matter who he picks.
Let’s hope for Ryan or a similarly good pick and NOT a GOP-e pick. Pray together.
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Not so fast. We can’t afford to lose (or share) Scott Walker right now. He still has lots of work to finish here. We’d hate to give up Ryan either, although we’d share for the good of the country.
Isn’t Ryan’s talents better served continuing to fight government largess?
The primary task of the new administration, the Romney administration, is setting right the economy.
Ryan is the most knowledgeable politician on matters budgetary. For that reason he needs to stay where he is, in the House from whence money and tax bills must rise.
The new administration needs a strong and knowledgeable hand for budgetary matters, That hand is already there in the congress and is Ryan. The president needs a capable person to deal with Ryan in the House and his counterpart in the Senate.
That person could be Ron Portman of Ohio. He has money man credentials and is trusted in the Senate. He is from Ohio.
There are a host is conservative issues that might be reasons for selecting a “true conservative” but they all pale in comparison to setting right the economy. Being strongly pro life or second amendment might make some feel good, but do not provide the capabilities required for dealing with the economy. That an the fact he is too young and badly needed as a strong conservative voice in the Senate rule Rubio out.
I don’t think Pawlenty has the charisma or Washington Savvy to be able to go to the hill and craft the legislation needed to get the economy back on track. The economy will be set on the right path in Washington. Knowledge of the Washington characters and systems is absolutely necessary.
Ron Portman is the man.
When all of the above begin the attack on Obama and his total economic failures, he is done for
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Hopefully, one day Ryan will be president. As a VP nominee with Romney he will take a relentless bashing on his plan for reforming medicare and social security. Many seniors could back away from Romney over this. Ryan will be much more effective in the House, as he is a stong leader.
Paul Ryan for VP
Au contraire about seniors backing away fro the Ryan plan. Ryan’s plan makes seniors (those already on Medicare) more secure, while reforming it for those to come afterwards.
Exactly. At this point, the VP choice should be someone we can afford to lose from the game.
Or better yet, someone who’s not currently holding an office.
Such as Sarah Palin.
Thanks. I know a lot of Freepers dislike Romney, they wanted Newt. I understand. But Newt didn't get the nomination and when I read on here that ZERO and Romney are one in the same I can't believe it. If someone honestly thinks that then there is NOTHING I can do or say and I hope they aren't really serious. There is a HUGE difference. ZERO is going to completely destroy our beautiful country if he gets another 4. He has almost done it now.