Wisconsin GOP Rep. Paul Davis Ryan, 42, Chair of the House Budget Committee….
The Conservatives have won on this one….
My guess on this will have been wrong….
This pick plays to the ringhtleaning base that Romney is STILL having trouble with base…..
And the Democrats are happy also….
They will attack Ryan’s budget and further pull Romney away from the issue he wants to run on….
This is Mitt Romney’s first move to try get back in the 2012 Presidential race….
The Convention will be the next….
By announcing now, at a moment when he’s dropping in the polls and facing rising criticism, Romney has the opportunity to change the conversation about his campaign. And in tapping Ryan — chair of the House Budget Committee — the GOP nominee will immediately put a stop to conservative second-guessing about his campaign’s strategy. The young wonk, a Jack Kemp protege and fiscally conservative crusader, will galvanize many on the right who had been squawking the loudest about Romney.
But by tapping Ryan, Romney also is taking a significant risk. The congressman’s calling card is his “roadmap,” a budget reform proposal that would turn Medicare into a voucher program for future recipients. In the days leading up to Ryan’s pick, a number of GOP strategists working on 2012 campaigns said that putting Ryan on the ticket could give Democrats a weapon with which to attack down-ballot Republicans.
“I can’t remember the last election the GOP won when the issue dominating the discussion was entitlements,” said one veteran GOP strategist.
Meanwhile, as word of Ryan’s likely selection spread early Saturday morning, Democrats were all but giddy.
“Vice presidential nominees almost never matter,” said Bill Burton, who helps lead President Obama’s super PAC. “But if it’s the author of the most anti-middle class budget ever, this one does.”
Note….Ryan is NOT a lawyer …..for that manner neither was George Bush who earned a MBA from Harvard where Obama and Romney went to law school…Romney has a Joint Business and Law advanced degree…
The “incredibly boring white guy” VP made sense if the fundamentals favored Romney.
The Ryan pick is an admission that they don’t.Share on Facebook