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America’s Election 2012: Romney Picks Ryan As Vice-Presidential Running Mate


Paul Ryan is a great pick for the conservative base, but not so much for voters that Romney needed to draw in. Due to the fact that the policies and behaviour of the current administration are so disliked by the overwhelming majority of conservatives, they would have voted Republican in November regardless of who the VP pick would have been. We would have even seen a shift in many independent voters towards a Republican ticket. But Romney’s chances would have been better served by selecting a VP that would have had more appeal to women voters and/or minority voters, and preferably someone from one of the key battleground states such as Ohio or Florida. Paul Ryan for VP, as energizing as he is for conservatives, will likely do very little to entice these voters toward a Romney-Ryan ticket, and the fact that older citizens are more likely to vote to protect benefits is something that the left will again capitalize on almost immediately, particularly in Florida. There is no doubt that Obama-enthusiasm has diminished over the past four years. But has it diminished enough to give a Romney-Ryan ticket the win? ….

By SARA MURRAY, COLLEEN MCCAIN NELSON and PATRICK O’CONNOR – “NORFOLK, Va.—Mitt Romney picked Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, a decision that could spark enthusiasm for the Republican ticket among conservatives and all but ensures the election will turn to deep philosophical divisions between the two parties over spending, taxes and entitlements.

In Mr. Ryan, 42 years old, the Romney campaign gets a conservative who has spent recent years at the center of national debates about the size and scope of the federal government. With his proposals to revamp entitlement programs for future retirees and the poor, he has become a hero to conservatives and a target for liberals.

Mr. Romney praised Mr. Ryan as ‘an intellectual leader of the Republican Party’ who also has ‘shown an ability to work with both parties to find common ground’ on tough issues. ‘I don’t know anyone who doesn’t respect his character and judgment,’ he said in front of USS Wisconsin, a World War II battleship that now is a museum and carries the name of Mr. Ryan’s home state.

President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign suggested the pick represents a stark choice for voters. ‘Mitt Romney has chosen a leader of the House Republicans who shares his commitment to the flawed theory that new budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy, while placing greater burdens on the middle class and seniors, will somehow deliver a stronger economy,’ said Obama campaign manager Jim Messina.” Read more.

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  1. 08/11/2012 at 1:08 PM

    The rise and the removal of kings are a direct act of G-d. America finally has a president who truly represents our national values. He is a rabid abortionist, who so loves the murder of human babies that even if a baby were to survive an abortion attempt, Obama wants it killed. On this one issue alone, anyone with even one drop of human compassion should reject this man in totality. Obama embraces homosexuality with flagrant disreguard for G-d’s laws. Remember, this country accepted these practices well before Obama oozed on to the national stage. He is a vivid reflection of what America has become. A nation who has rejected its G-d, and has become a shill for Satan.

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  2. Anonymous
    08/11/2012 at 6:07 PM

    Maybe Rubio would have been a better choice.

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  3. ICA
    08/11/2012 at 6:10 PM

    Anonymous, “Maybe Rubio would have been a better choice.”

    Rubio would have been a little better than Ryan, but I wouldn’t have picked Rubio. A much better pick would have been Florida congressman Allen West. Condoleezza Rice would have been good too, if she had been more pro-life. I hate to say it, but an all-white male ticket will have an extremely difficult time winning against an African American incumbent. And if Biden “steps down” and someone like Hillary Clinton steps in to the Democratic VP slot, Republicans will definitely lose in November. I sure hope I am wrong, otherwise this will be the year we all bore witness to the death of America as we know it.

    Denise, “The rise and the removal of kings are a direct act of G-d.”

    Yes. May His Kingdom come, and His Will be done …

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    • 08/11/2012 at 6:35 PM

      Hi ICA,
      As we look forward to His return, we are set to be participants in the most exciting time in world events. These are the days that each generation has yearned to see. Even with all of the difficulties that are sure to come our way; there is the very real possibility that many of us will still be alive when the heavenly lights are extingushed, the sky opens up like a scroll, the dead in Yeshua, from every age, rise up from their graves. We will all be witnesses to the return of the King, in all of His Shekinah glory. How will we ever contain our joy? It is these promises that will sustain us through the dark days that lie just ahead.

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  4. ICA
    08/11/2012 at 6:24 PM

    Michael Savage: “This is the end of the Romney campaign … It’s all over” – “One of the nation’s top radio hosts has fired off some hot criticism of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s choice to select Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., as his vice presidential running mate.

    ‘This is the end of the Romney campaign,’ says Michael Savage. ‘As good a man as he is, Ryan will be portrayed by the Marxists as another rich white male who wants to ruin the environment, destroy Medicaid and Social Security and give tax breaks to the very rich. It’s all over.

    ‘The Romney schmucks are so out of touch with reality they do not see how they are being portrayed and perceived both by the servile press and the ignorant masses,’ the radio host states on his website. ‘The Romney insiders detest conservatives and are trying to appease this core base with Ryan. Too little, too late.’

    Assuming by ‘Marxists’ Savage is referring to some within Barack Obama’s circle of allies, the radio host’s prediction of response to Ryan has already proven spot on.

    A support letter sent this morning by Obama Campaign Manager Jim Messina asserted, ‘Congressman Paul Ryan is best known as the author of a budget so radical The New York Times called it ‘the most extreme budget plan passed by a House of Congress in modern times.’ With Mitt Romney’s support, Ryan would end Medicare as we know it and slash the investments we need to keep our economy growing – all while cutting taxes for those at the very top.’” Read more.

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  5. ICA
    08/15/2012 at 7:17 PM

    Countdown: Biden’s days as VP now ‘numbered’ – “With Vice President Joe Biden’s latest gaffe saying we’re living ‘in the 20th century’ instead of the 21st, a popular right-leaning magazine has created a countdown clock numbering the remaining days for the nation’s second-in-command to remain on the presidential ticket with Barack Obama.

    The Weekly Standard is now counting down the days with an electronic ticker on its website.

    Its report says, ‘President Barack Obama has slightly more than 22 days to drop Vice President Joe Biden from the 2012 Democratic presidential ticket, according to lawyers familiar with the party nominating process. That is, Democrats have until September 6 to formally nominate their presidential ticket which will then be qualified for the 50 state ballots.’ …

    The Weekly Standard suggests, ‘The likeliest time for an announcement that Biden is to be dumped would be just before the GOP convention – around Friday, August 24. This would step on the Republicans’ planned buildup to their convention, and would give Hillary Clinton, perhaps the likeliest replacement, a couple of weeks to resign as Secretary of State to accept her place on the ticket, while arranging a smooth transition at Foggy Bottom.'” Read more.

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  6. 08/16/2012 at 12:06 AM

    Did you see what Biden said about Romney, that he was going to unchain Wall St. but put African-Americans back in chains?

    Why doesn’t he just say Romney and the Republicans support slavery?

    That they want to overturn the Emancipation Proclamation (one that a Republican President proclaimed, mind you)?

    That they are against equal rights?

    That they want people of color to sit in the back of the bus, drink from separate water fountains and sit at a separate lunch counter?

    Wow, what a dope.

    But the White House said they supported his statement, with no equivocation.

    I sure wish we had a smarter electorate. We’ve survived this long because we don’t have democracy, but a republic.

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  7. 08/16/2012 at 8:47 AM

    ICA :
    Michael Savage: “This is the end of the Romney campaign … It’s all over”

    Personally, I find Savage to be a hypocrite, but that discussion is for another time.

    To me, it doesn’t matter who is elected in America. Islam/Satan is making its move in the ME and either way we will end up with the return of the Lord God.

    All Romney will do is slow the process down.

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  8. Willard
    08/16/2012 at 9:41 AM

    If Hilary has plans to run in 2016 I would think being VP would not be in her interest especially with some of the postions Obama has taken during his presidency – but if she did it likely would give the Dems a big boost

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  9. Anonymous
    08/16/2012 at 10:21 AM

    The President, Vice President and Hillary Clinton are having a private meeting today.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/today-day_650058.html

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  10. ICA
    08/16/2012 at 1:55 PM

    Report: White House Says Obama Will Stick With Biden As Running Mate

    Stay with Biden. He weakens the ticket.

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  11. 08/16/2012 at 2:58 PM

    I sure hope they do, but I wouldn’t put them past lying. It could be an October Surprise.

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  13. Danny
    11/09/2012 at 7:42 PM

    Looks like you were right ica about a romney-ryan ticket. if the republicans had gotten a few more percentage points of the minority vote they could have won. this was meant to be i guess.

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