Skip to comments.Romney to announce running mate Saturday morning in Virginia (Paul Ryan strong possibility)
Posted on 08/10/2012 8:07:33 PM PDT by xzins
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Paul Ryan did not want to do this. So, if he has finally agreed to do this, he has been talked into it for the good of the country. God Bless him for being a true Patriot.
God Bless WHOEVER is called to serve tomorrow morning.
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Romney to announce running mate Saturday Morning in Virginian
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Romney to announce running mate Saturday Morning in Virginia
Ryan debating plugs Biden on budget matters would be a treat. I’m sure the MSLSDNBC type debate moderators would do their best to steer clear of subjects that could make Biden/Obama look bad.
Would that be the same campaign strategists that came up with “you didn’t build that?”
Romney to announce running mate Saturday in Va.
In a statement issued Friday night, the Romney campaign said the running mate would be revealed at 9 a.m. EDT at the Nauticus Museum. Romney is kicking off a four-day bus tour through swing states.
Will make Obama - Bye-done in 2012!
I definitely like Ryan better than Rubio, McDonnell, Pawlenty...and Portman, whoever he is. Christie is the best possible Republican to be New Jersey governor, but it’s very unclear how on-message he would be on the national stage.
I’ve seen Ryan on TV give compelling, intelligent, reasonable and persuasive arguments for conservative positions. That’s more than I can say for most of the picks Romney’s been considering. Ryan seems like a true believer and not a political hack or career politician. He’s not a fire-breathing attack dog, but he doesn’t seem too shy about sticking the knife in Obama on matters of substance.
Another problem with Ryan is that Romney is doubling down on fiscal/economic issues. He’s not balancing himself out with someone who has national security or social conservative credibility. My preferred dark horse was Jon Kyl, to lend elder statesman credibility and what I believe are strong conservative credentials. Another drawback to Ryan is that he appears quite young, even younger than he is. So that could give the impression to some people that he’s inexperienced. Not that that hurt Obama.
Another problem could be having two guys who like to play the “nice guy” card on the ticket. That may not be the most effective way to deal with the Democrats’ venom. We already see Romney falling into the trap of trying to act “nice” towards Obama or rise above the fray. But when someone viciously attacks you with lies, and you just smile and say they’re being silly, it doesn’t make you seem authentic. Normal people know they would be angry and want to strike back if someone spread lies and rumors about them. So they question your credibility if you don’t have a similar reaction when you’re claiming the same thing is happening to you.
Can you imagine a debate between Biden and Ryan on economics? It would be a massacre!
Cameron is again on TV saying Ryan.
agree, the left will have a field day with this and being here in the state of FL will not pick no interest up at all.
The media will love this pick, they ripped him apart last time when he said about cuts here.
It tells me that if this is true then the GOP take social issues and the south for a joke thinking we have no where to go.
Already I’ve spoken to three republicans here who work for the party and all have said this is not good.
I hope I am wrong but it seems Romney is too chicken to pick a beltway (R). Ryan would wipe the floor with plugs biden.
McDonnell makes sense because Romney needs VA and he is not Congressional GOP.
We agree. I think Ryan is brilliant and should be named to an important economic post in the Romney administration. But for the campaign he's a Dudley Do Right poodle when what we really need is Lee Atwater reincarnated as a rottweiler or a pit bull.
Campaign Carl on FNC now discussing this .. says no one has confirmation of Ryan or anyone. Carl’s definitely focusing on Ryan .. says the buzz about him has gotten more pronounced recently.
He means oh yeah, that's it baby...
I wonder why he is choosing a Saturday to announce. I think some time after the Olympics would be a better time. Plus why not at the convention? This guy is just going through the motions.
I luv when our side pisses curmudgeons on our side!
The media will mock ANY Republican who is Romney’s VP..the media works for Obama, they will do his bidding no matter who Romney picks. If the American people are going to be zombies and listen to whatever the media says we have no chance anyway
Here’s an interesting little twist and factoid. The announcement in Norfolk will be made from the deck of the USS Wisconsin! :)
If it’s Ryan, that means the 2012 Election “Subject Matter” will be a lot more focused on the economy and Barry’s record almost 24/7 until Nov 6th, which will be great.
yea Sarah wiped the floor last time too in a debate.
The VP debate means nothing and you have to look at this from a more moderate position as it is not conservatives which decide this and you can bet the media have a lot to go on down here in FL and Romney needs this state and trust me right now no way with ryan.
I watched some of the summit. Obama was outrageous. Thanks for the pic.
They want to give the Obama campaign extra time to demagogue Ryan as wanting to eliminate Medicare and murder grandma, so the Romney camp can complain to the Washington Post and CNN about how unfair it all is, while Ryan's disapproval numbers hit 60%.
I thought so, too, AFTER the Olympics, but I sense
their sense of urgency has been altered by this
week’s viciousness in the ads, and now they’ll both
be on the 4 day long bus tour.
Just earlier tonight, Carl C said they got word
the announcement would come after the Olympics and
after the bus tour .. so, next Tues or Wed, so I
think something did change in their tactics.
And how did you come by this little tidbit? :)
McDonnell is a good choice.
I love Paul Ryan, but he REALLY should stay in the House to get this budget thing going once we eliminate the Obamugabe cult in the Senate.
Jindal is a good choice.
I love Marco Rubio, but a first term Senator? Let’s not rush things.
Could be that the plane in Wisconsin was a fake out, and that they will announce McDonnell in VA? Odd venue to announce if it is Ryan.
so I think something did change in their tactics.
I hope so. I think that would be better to wait until Tuesday.
In the long run of a campaign the VEEP pick is meaningless. Did Bush help Reagan, Plugs help the Messiah?
Ryan is a good pick because he is a young conservative from a swing state. If it is the Governor of Virginia you have the same result.
The election is about Obama.
Agree! I’ve been touting McDonnell for awhile now as the only smart choice.
Ryan would be a tactical mistake. It would be a WASTE of his talents. He needs to be budget director or Ways & Means chairman, not going to foreign funerals etc.
Ryan would be a STUPID pick. He’s a nerd. He needs to be doing nerd things, like crunching numbers, budgets, reports.
Another Ryan, eh? Hope he’s not divorced....
My fav video of Ryan chastising Obama:
Paul Ryan: Hiding Spending Doesn’t Reduce Spending
agree the media will go after any republican so I can only go on what I know from my place and trust me I like him but we have to look at this not form a position we hold but more of a strategic one and what does he bring.
Knowledge, economy. not his state for sure, even if it did , it;s not much.
So the negatives are, what? rip apart his cuts , Romney needs FL and trust me with so many old people here even republicans they do not like him much and trust him.
This pick does not do anything for social conservatives, not for southerners, not for old people, actually not even FL which we need, not for Hispanics, not for white single women.
He brings fiscal conservatives into play which were to vote for Romeny anyway.
We have to put emotions aside here and loot at this tactically.
“In the long run of a campaign the VEEP pick is meaningless. Did Bush help Reagan”
YES! Reagan barely beat Bush and Reagan picked him because of his second place finish, his many supporters, his spectacular resume, and TEXAS! He made Bush voters Reagan voters.
Mitt Romney The Romney Plan For A Stronger Middle Class Bus Tour Events In Virginia On Saturday, August 11, 2012 *Updated
Mitt Romney The Romney Plan For A Stronger Middle Class Bus Tour Events In Virginia On Saturday, August 11, 2012
Boston, MA On Saturday, Mitt Romney will begin his The Romney Plan For A Stronger Middle Class bus tour in Virginia. He will tour the USS Wisconsin and attend a Victory event at the Nauticus Museum in Norfolk, Virginia. He will then drop by Homemades by Suzanne in Ashland, Virginia, and attend Victory rallies at the Crenshaw Gymnasium in Ashland, Virginia, and at the Harris Pavilion in Manassas, Virginia.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Event: Governor Romney Tours USS Wisconsin
1 Waterside Drive
Program Time: 8:45 AM EDT
Event: Governor Romney Attends Norfolk Victory Event
The Back Patio
1 Waterside Drive
Doors Open: 7:00 AM EDT
Invite Time: 8:45 AM EDT
Program Time: 9:05 AM EDT
That would make a great birthday present for this Wisconsin native :)
agreed, I know here in north FL many older folks will not be happy with this and they are staunch republicans but don’t trust Ryan and certainly don’t like Rmney.
This is hardly going to get Romney FL of which he needs.
The Romney camp seriously thinks this is just about the economy and it is not here.
The USS Wisconsin smells like misdirection. I am hoping for Ryan but McDonnell makes the most sense to me. Portman would be a disaster for conservatives.
Ryan brings nothing to VA and FL which we need.
At least Rubio or Gov of VA would bring that state we need.
The media will have a field day with this if true but I’m thinking this is a misdirection .
Reagan didn’t barely beat Bush and he would have carried Texas and had Bush voters anyway.
If it was a misdirection, Romney campaign would be trying to tamp down expectations for Ryan to be picked. They aren’t doing that. Ryan would be excellent!
Reports of a small plane landing in Virginia causing new speculation. A very good looking woman with 2 teenage children arrived at a private Virginia airport, the small plane is believed to have come from a small Alaskan village??
getting very interesting
If they go with someone young like Ryan at 42 then perhaps it’s better to go with Kelly Ayotte who’s 43 & will bring the female demographic plus none of the medicare crap we are going to hear about endlessly. Just my 2 cents.