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Bringing an accountant to Obama's mud fight
The Lowell Sun ^ | 8/14/2012 | Peter Lucas

Posted on 08/14/2012 8:28:44 AM PDT by pietraynor

Paul Ryan may be good; Marco Rubio would have been better.

It's almost too easy to say that Mitt Romney's choice of a running mate is like the bland leading the bland. But there is truth to it. At a time when Romney needed fire, he chose rain. He appointed his accountant.

Rubio, the passionate and articulate senator from Florida, whose ancestral roots are in Cuba, would have brought fire to the Romney campaign -- along with the state of Florida, and vast appeal to the growing Latin American community in the country.

Ryan perhaps helps Romney win Wisconsin, and because of his budget expertise ensures that the campaign against Barack Obama will be about the economy and how to fix it. But the campaign was already about that, and Romney was the businessman who was going to fix it.

Ryan may help Romney crunch the numbers but presidential campaigns, particularly this one, are more than intellectual arguments about crunching numbers. They are passionate, visionary and emotional efforts by candidates to rally the country behind them.

In choosing Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney

Read more: http://www.lowellsun.com/columnists/ci_21307849/bringing-an-accountant-obamas-mud-fight#ixzz23XDNK2Qi

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012veep; bho2012

1 posted on 08/14/2012 8:28:48 AM PDT by pietraynor
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To: pietraynor

Obviously, this guy has been watching the LSM coverage and not the raw feeds. I have never seen Romney so fired up! And about the right things!


2 posted on 08/14/2012 8:33:38 AM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: pietraynor

I wish I could get paid to just write whatever on a daily basis.


3 posted on 08/14/2012 8:33:55 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: pietraynor

The writer NAILED IT .... Myth Romney is a complete FOOL ... like Hilter commanding the German Wehrmact on the Russian front ....


4 posted on 08/14/2012 8:34:07 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: pietraynor

Rubio would have made for an interesting civil war within the republican party and I doubt it would have turned out well for either of them.


5 posted on 08/14/2012 8:34:34 AM PDT by GBA
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To: pietraynor

Of course, the Dirty Little Secret is that No One of any real national political caliber wants to be Myth’s VP selection ... just as I predicted in May 2012 ...


6 posted on 08/14/2012 8:37:35 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

It is best to keep one’s mouth shut and allow others to think you have nothing to say, than to open it and prove them correct. LOL


7 posted on 08/14/2012 8:38:04 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Common sense although common knowledge is seldom common practice.)
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To: pietraynor

Of course, the Dirty Little Secret is that No One of any real national political caliber wants to be Myth’s VP selection ... just as I predicted in May 2012 ...


8 posted on 08/14/2012 8:38:46 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: pietraynor
So - you're posting this without your comment? I don't get it. Obviously, Florida is secure for the Bishop. Rubio would have not helped the movement conservative base because Rubio does not meet Article 2 Sec. 1 / USC.

The Ryan pick rankles the Obama more than any other pick would have - takes the Obama off "message" (not that he has one unless you count class warfare and hate speech) - I want facts, detail and numbers people fixing the ruined economy - plus, Ryan is a tea party conservative and win or lose, will be in the cat bird seat in 16, 20, 24.

9 posted on 08/14/2012 8:39:47 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: Patton@Bastogne
"Myth Romney is a complete FOOL ... like Hilter commanding the German Wehrmact on the Russian front..."

Can't wait to see that quote sailing through Cyberspace directly attributed to FreeRepublic.com.

Ya'll need to get over it...and get on with gettin' OBozo run out of the White House.

10 posted on 08/14/2012 8:40:25 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: pietraynor
A) Senator Rubio is not a natural born citizen (his parents were not US citizens when he was born) and (B) The man just barely found his way to the senate washroom. He was elected in 2010. We're not the Democrats, where we take a guy who was a state legislator a few years ago, and nominate him/her for high office and (C) that would've been seen as a ploy and a sop to the Hispanic vote. Gov. Romney already has too much of a reputation as a flip-flopping weather vane, that would've cemented it.
11 posted on 08/14/2012 8:43:30 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: pietraynor

Sure, had Romney picked Rubio this BS article would have been titled Romney Panders to Hispanics.
It’s time we call these Obama plants for the weeds they are.
Ryan has repeatedly taken the Affirmative Action Messiah to the woodshed only to see these little yappers try to hide it.


12 posted on 08/14/2012 8:43:49 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: SubMareener

Agreed


13 posted on 08/14/2012 8:46:24 AM PDT by rxtn41
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To: VanDeKoik

No kidding...

Ryan has already humiliated Obama to his face on Health Care and the budget and has more than handled himself when going up against the MSM. Obama has been a petulant little bitch in other situations Ryan was present at. Its because Ryan has a handle on what he talks about and Obama really has no idea.

A little bit of effort would give the author plenty of you tube clips of Ryan slicing up MSM talking heads and plenty of others of him making a fool out of DWS during televised interviews.

Instead he goes with the lazy he must a boring accountant because he knows numbers BS.

These people and apparently others like Patton have no idea what kind of hurt is coming for Obama in this race.


14 posted on 08/14/2012 8:46:40 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Patton@Bastogne

“NUTS”!!!!!!


15 posted on 08/14/2012 8:55:33 AM PDT by fish hawk
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To: pietraynor

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2012/08/13/mitt_romney_paul_ryan_revel_in_boisterous_crowds_in_nc/


16 posted on 08/14/2012 8:56:43 AM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (What happened to checks and balances?!)
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To: GBA

Exactly right. Romney needed to please the Conservative base more than anything else, and Rubio wouldn’t accomplish that. Also, Romney probably knows he isn’t in trouble in Florida, and picking a Cuban doesn’t win Mexican votes, so Rubio really doesn’t bring much to the table besides a pretty face.


17 posted on 08/14/2012 9:04:08 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Steamburg
Romney Panders to Hispanics

Took the words right off my keyboard. Romney could have selected G** Himself as a running mate and the press would find a way to try and make it look like a foolish move. And Sen. Rubio, whom I happen to be very impressed with, would bring his own set of problems. One, we need every Senate seat we can win and keep. Two, there are questions about his views on Border / Culture / Amnesty. Three, the "pander bear" image it would create and the fact that he would draw Hispanic voters to probably the same weak extent that Gov. Palin's candidacy managed with women. Four is eligibility and that would defuse Obama's daddy, step-daddy, passport, SS card, etc. issue.

If Rep. Ryan has any real, as opposed to desperately contrived by the media and their DNC controllers, flaws I am not yet aware of what they are.

18 posted on 08/14/2012 9:08:43 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: harpu

“Can’t wait to see that quote sailing through Cyberspace directly attributed to FreeRepublic.com.”

Yeah, because there aren’t already thousands and thousands of anti-Romney quotes to be found on FR. Isn’t the Romney Truth File still pinned to the top of the Forum page?


19 posted on 08/14/2012 9:09:34 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: pietraynor

Yeh, amnesty lovin and not quite eligible. Rubio would have been a peachy pick.


20 posted on 08/14/2012 9:10:21 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Not to mention that rubio has a closet full of bones and that he rolls with mccain and graham.


21 posted on 08/14/2012 9:45:32 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine

“Not to mention that rubio has a closet full of bones and that he rolls with mccain and graham.”

If Rubio had been picked the 0bama cheerleaders in the media would be having a field day with his credit card problems. He did not pay the money back until after the IRS jumped on him. God knows what other skeletons he has in his closet.


22 posted on 08/14/2012 9:52:07 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: pietraynor

This author is a lightweight. Ryan is public enemy #1 to Obama, and has ran rings around this administration. Ryan brings to this race what Christie brought to NJ, McDonnell and Cuccinelli to VA, Walker to WI, Kasich to OH, and Brown to MA. It is what gave us Rubio, Lee, Johnson, Toomey, and soon to be Cruz and Murdock in the Senate. A clear, conservative set of solutions to universally recognized problems. This formula is undefeated from January 2010 through this summer in election after election. We win on the issues. I like Rubio, but this is not his time. Ryan is going to help win most of the midwest and Virginia.


23 posted on 08/14/2012 9:55:25 AM PDT by ilgipper
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