Romney's VP Announcement!!

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Re: Romney's VP Announcement!!

Postby Ddawg » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:21 pm

Hmmmm ...... my personal choice would be either Condoleeza Rice, Marco Rubio, or David Patreus.

I like Ryan - he's brilliant - but a lightning rod for the kooky liberal media. I want someone that will appeal to the Independent middle vote. That's the key to this election. Whoever appeals to and captures the Independents.
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Re: Romney's VP Announcement!!

Postby BroncoBot » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:34 pm

No matter who he choses, they will be made a lightning rod by the pro-obama crowd. Get ready for a long ugly fight America.

God bless America.
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Re: Romney's VP Announcement!!

Postby snoscythe » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:59 am

The Paul Ryan pick puzzles me. I get that he's a fiscal whiz-kid and he gets in Obama's craw, but Ryan (i) has never run for office outside his district, (ii) doubles down the ticket on some of Romney's less popular policies, and (iii) would, if successful, remove Ryan as the Chair of the House finance committee. Especially given the emphasis Romney put on keeping elected republicans in positions of power to facilitate change (it was his argument in favor of retaining big-spender Orrin Hatch over Liljenquist), I thought Ryan would have been dismissed early on.

Ryan is a risky pick--let's hope he fares better under scrutiny than Palin did.
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Re: Romney's VP Announcement!!

Postby HoosierCougar » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:49 am

I think it's all about the base. And it shows that Romney is willing to push hard for conservative ideals like fiscal responsibility.

Also about having an awesome widow's peak! The great hair ticket!
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Re: Romney's VP Announcement!!

Postby Ddawg » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:57 am

snoscythe wrote:
Ryan is a risky pick--let's hope he fares better under scrutiny than Palin did.



+1. Agree. Ryan is very bright, an intellectual force on budgets and the economy - and does NOT grab the Independent vote. Also, choosing Ryan puts Florida into play.

I think Rubio or Rice would have been better "political" plays - while bringing on smart players.

We shall see how it goes ........
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Re: Romney's VP Announcement!!

Postby BoiseBYU » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:17 am

This pick suggests to me that Romney is more worried about the conservative base and shoring that up than going after the center. OH is now a tough get for Romney....
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Re: Romney's VP Announcement!!

Postby HoosierCougar » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:24 am

Oh, Man! Mark Durrant's tweet in the feed just made me spit OJ I was laughing so hard:

@DurrantMark Some say they'd rather have a beer with Obama than Romney. Not me. Being with a Mormon when they had their first beer would be awesome.


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Re: Romney's VP Announcement!!

Postby BoiseBYU » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:32 am

HoosierCougar wrote:Oh, Man! Mark Durrant's tweet in the feed just made me spit OJ I was laughing so hard:

@DurrantMark Some say they'd rather have a beer with Obama than Romney. Not me. Being with a Mormon when they had their first beer would be awesome.


:lol:


He is one of the funniest guys around. I get good laughs each day
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Re: Romney's VP Announcement!!

Postby Schmoe » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:11 pm

I wasn't too familiar with Paul Ryan, so I did some research, and I gotta say that I'm excited for the economy if we can get this ticket elected.
I'm just a regular, everyday normal guy,
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sometimes a newspaper, sometimes a book,
the money I save, this stuff is off the hook,
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Re: Romney's VP Announcement!!

Postby Ddawg » Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:22 pm

Schmoe wrote:I wasn't too familiar with Paul Ryan, so I did some research, and I gotta say that I'm excited for the economy if we can get this ticket elected.


I've been a fan of Ryan's for years. He has integrity, very bright, knows the federal budget like no one else. But, I am concerned because the Liberal media spin machine loves to attack Ryan - because he is fiscally conservative and speaks the truth.

I love Ryan. The Obama Chicago attack dog thugs will skewer and misconstrue Ryan. They've already accused Romney of killing a woman with cancer.

This will be an intense 80+ days till Nov. 6th.
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