You’ll get no argument out of me. I’ve been on the Paul Ryan bandwagon since March of 2010, but of course, back then I was hoping it would be Paul Ryan for President.
Now voices on Twitter are saying, #GiveUsRyan, and it looks like the Romney campaign is getting ready to oblige…this weekend.
Yesterday, Daniel Halper of the Weekly Standard, reported what he considered a hint of things to come in the way Romney answered a question on NBC: “What do you want your [running mate] selection to say about what kind of president you’re going to be?”
The Republican presidential candidate replied, “I don’t think I have anything for you on the VP running mate other than I certainly expect to have a person that has strength of character, vision for the country, that adds something to the political discourse about the direction of the country. I happen to believe this is a defining election for America, that we’re going to be voting for what kind of America we’re going to have.”
Geraghty explains how to know who’s been selected as Veep.
2) The campaign plane will make an unexpected stop, or the campaign will charter a flight from a particular location to a campaign event in a swing state.[Example:] Another rumor has a chartered plane from Alaska landing a while ago near Dayton, Ohio. If true, that could mean McCain’s selection could be an outside-the-box game-changer: picking Alaska’s first female governor, Sarah Palin, a 44-year-old mother of five and political maverick in her own right, who went against her state’s GOP establishment in recent years to drive a series of reforms through.
Take note, veep watchers: Earlier today, a charter plane took off in Boston, stopped in Chicago, then flew to the tiny airport in Janesville, Wis. Janesville, of course, is the hometown of Representative Paul Ryan, a top vice-presidential contender. According to a source on the ground, the plane is still in Wisconsin.Tomorrow morning, Mitt Romney will visit the U.S.S. Wisconsin in Norfolk, Va. For what it’s worth, Ryan is scheduled to be on vacation in Colorado.
The Democrats’ assault over Medicare will be ferocious — not to mention lowdown and dishonest. Hell, they’ve already all but accused Romney of killing someone, and they haven’t even gotten around to Medicare. When the barrage starts, Romney won’t be able to duck and cover or look at his shoes. He’ll have to win the argument — or at least hold his own.
This is the broader point. Romney has to carry the argument to President Barack Obama. The state of the economy alone isn’t enough to convince people that Romney has better ideas to create jobs. Neither is his résumé. Romney needs to make the case for his program, and perhaps no one is better suited to contribute to this effort than Ryan.
Ryan is an ideologue in the best sense of the term. He is motivated by ideas and knows what he believes and why. But he’s not blinkered. He is an explainer and a persuader.
Before there was a House-passed Ryan budget, there was Ryan meeting with Republican freshmen, walking them through the numbers and convincing them that true fiscal restraint was impossible without addressing entitlements. When the House took up and passed his budget, there was Ryan plugging for it — as comfortable with Charlie Rose as Rush Limbaugh.
On top of Medicare, worried Republicans fear Romney becoming too identified with House Republicans. But anyone looking at Ryan for two minutes will realize he runs completely counter to the stereotype of the wild-eyed, bomb-throwing House Republican. He is invariably civil, sure-footed and good-natured. He never loses his cool, even under extreme provocation. If anything, he is over-earnest.
Campaign sources indicate that Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is Mitt Romney’s vice presidential pick, NBC News reported Friday night.
This video by NakedWomenEatFruit appeared on YouTube a few days ago : Our New Vice President…………. PAUL RYAN!!
Our New Vice President, Paul Davis Ryan was born January 29, 1970 and was raised in the Wisconsin town of Janesville.
He is the youngest child of Elizabeth A. “Betty” (née Hutter) and Paul Murray Ryan, a lawyer He is of Irish and German ancestry, and is a fifth-generation Janesville native. Ryan’s great-grandfather is Patrick William Ryan, who founded the Ryan Incorporated Central construction business in 1884. Ryan’s mother is an outdoors enthusiast who led her husband and four children (Ryan’s sister Janet and two brothers, Tobin and Stan) on regular hiking and skiing trips in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. As a boy, Ryan attended Camp Manito-wish YMCA, a wilderness canoe tripping camp located in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin; while in college, he returned there to work as a staff member and counselor during summer vacation. Ryan graduated from Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville in 1988. He was voted prom king by his fellow classmates. In college, he briefly worked for Oscar Mayer as a Wienermobile driver. Ryan went on to graduate from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a BA in economics and political science in 1992. He also studied at the Washington Semester program at American University and was a member of the Delta Tau Delta social fraternity. Following his studies, Ryan briefly returned to Wisconsin and worked as a marketing consultant for an earth-moving company run by a branch of his family.
Re-ax from a Kos Kiddie – Mitt had finally found a way to deflect attention away from his super secret tax returns, and by the way — choosing Ryan is terrible news – that’s why Romney’s trying to hide it by leaking it on a Friday night news dump. (?!)
No link for these fruitcakes.
Huffington Post and NBC News are reporting that Mitt Romney will name Paul Ryan when he announces his vice presidential candidate tomorrow morning in Norfolk, Virginia. Although their reports aren’t as definitive, Politico and The Weekly Standardall say that Ryan appears to be Romney’s pick.So I guess that means Mitt Romney has finally figured out a way to deflect attention from his secret tax returns, for at least a day or two, anyhow. On the other hand, the thing everyone is going to be talking about instead is the fact that he just picked as his running mate the architect of the GOP’s plan to end Medicare as we know it. In other words, Mitt Romney is still the gift that keeps on giving.
Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 9:30 PM PT (kos): This pick tells us several things. One, Romney considers it terrible news since he’s delivering the news in a late Friday Night News Dump. And two, he’s more concerned with winning his base than he is in winning in November.
Only question left is, when will Ryan release his tax returns?
No, you piker, the question is how many deaths has Paul Ryan caused? And how many more deaths will he cause by “ending medicare as we know it”.
Geez. Get with the program.
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