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Romney Picks Paul Ryan for VP Running Mate

By GOPUSA Staff

The search is over... the debate is done. Now, the GOP ticket can get on with the business of beating Barack Obama. In a Saturday announcement, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced his choice to be his vice presidential running mate: Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.

Romney's VP phone app sprung to life, giving those who downloaded it the first word. His pick is Paul Ryan, and of those who were on the short list, Ryan is an excellent choice.

As reported by the Associated Press, in prepared remarks, Ryan stated that this is the "worst economic recovery in 70 years."

"Whatever the explanations, whatever the excuses, this is a record of failure" on the part of President Barack Obama, he added.

In the prepared remarks, Ryan, 42, envisioned a Romney administration in which "We won't duck the tough issues...we will lead."

On the Romney for President web site, Ryan is described as follows:

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan is in his seventh term in Congress representing Wisconsin's First Congressional District. He is Chairman of the House Budget Committee, where he has worked tirelessly leading the effort to rein in federal spending and increase accountability to taxpayers.

He also serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, where he has focused on simplifying the tax code and making health care more affordable and accessible.

In January 2010, Ryan gained attention nationwide after unveiling his "Roadmap for America's Future," a proposal to eliminate the federal deficit, reform the tax code, and preserve entitlements for future generations.

Representative Ryan was born in Janesville, Wisconsin on January 29, 1970. A fifth-generation Wisconsin native, Ryan was the youngest of four children born to Paul Ryan Sr., who worked as an attorney, and Betty, a stay-at-home mom.

Here is some Fox News analysis of Paul Ryan before the pick was officially announced:


Here is a clip from Paul Ryan's Saturday speech in Virginia where he officially joined the ticket. The full text of his speech can be found here.


So... what do you think? Is Paul Ryan the right person for the job?

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  1. The way it isComment by The way it is
    August 11, 2012 @ 9:12 am

    I don’t care who the VP is as long as we get Obuma out of office

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    • omakleinComment by omaklein
      August 11, 2012 @ 12:04 pm

      I used to think that way and then I found out how much trouble one person can cause. We need to make some serious changes in the Senate also.

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  2. billwvComment by billwv
    August 11, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    I think that Mr. Ryan is a spectacular choice. This man has a ‘brain’ for fiscal stability and is very articulate in voicing his strategies. He will stand up for the American people and monetary sanity in the midst of a ‘tax and spend’ federal government machine.
    I like Romney’s choice! A good man: Mr. Ryan.

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    • TeapartyloyalistComment by Teapartyloyalist
      August 11, 2012 @ 9:53 am

      I wholeheartedly concur! When, “It’s the economy, stupid,” (and it’s always the economy), this House budget chairman is an excellent choice!

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    • c8198Comment by c8198
      August 11, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

      I agree, Ryan is a bold, excellent choice.

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    • MorganComment by Morgan
      August 11, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

      I don’t mean to cast doubts, but wait until the liberal/progressive attack machine kicks into high gear. Media Matters, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, CNN, HLN, ABC, Huffington Post and all the rest will do a hatchet job on Paul Ryan. He has already been labeled as one who wants to throw Grandma under the bus, who wants to gut Medicare and Medicaid, who wants to give tax breaks to the very wealthy and on and on.

      I think he is a good man, and certainly may be able to carry his own attack message to the voters about Obama and his reckless spending and failed economic policies. Romney sure hasn’t done that.

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    • joereinhartComment by joereinhart
      August 11, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

      What? Romney hasn’t gotten hi message across? If you are waiting for another message, you are free to vote Obama.
      And we should pick someone the liberals like? That is Obama, he’s the one the liberal media likes. And if Romney choose Obama for VP, I wouldn’t vote Romney.

      Besides, just imagine all the secondary votes gained from lunatic Ron Paul sycophants who wont note it is Paul Ryan, not Ron Paul!
      So, aside from the fact that Ryan reinforces Romney’s very clear platform and goals, Ryan is a great choice because liberals will hate him. I love what ever the liberals hate.

      After all, liberals are what made this country Not Great.

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  3. mwoodComment by mwood
    August 11, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    i bet the dems had to change their undies when they heard about ryan

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    • lwessonComment by lwesson
      August 11, 2012 @ 11:11 am

      The LEFT has been using it’s shills, to try to get Mitt, to pick someone who is just another politico, pandering, empty suit.

      Paul Ryan is substance! Likely Joe Biden was taken aback, looking for a cleaner, as Ryan has speaking skills and the intellectual depth, that lightweights like Biden try to avoid.

      Funny, some media voice in the other room, is now yammering about a lack of foreign experience per Romney & Ryan. Obama had NOTHING! In fact, Obama had NOTHING, save for a dossier file, that would never allow him to have a National Security Clearance! If we could see the sealed up files, per his college… so the LEFT is rather empty handed.

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    • joereinhartComment by joereinhart
      August 11, 2012 @ 6:32 pm

      The need to change and to actually doing it are not the same, when it come to hippy’s undies and liberal’s politics.

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    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      August 12, 2012 @ 10:30 am

      Actually a lot of the Democrats are crowing about how Ryan is going to help them win because they think he’s going to scare the seniors and lose Florida for the Republicans as a result. Romney and Ryan have to make sure that doesn’t happen, because if they lose Florida they’re toast. No one over the age of 55 is going to lose any Medicare benefits by the time they reach 65 under the Ryan plan, and no current seniors are going to have their benefits cut. That message needs to be hammered home.

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    • lwessonComment by lwesson
      August 12, 2012 @ 7:25 pm

      LAPhil, won an argument with a Senior that was outraged by my support of Ryan some 3 months ago.

      “Soo, we are to kick the can down the road, so that you can check out, with nary a care, and ultimately destroy The Republic? That essentially, you at 72 are NOT effected! And who pulls your strings?” “Well no one.” “I beg to differ Sir. If the economy is destroyed, so goes The Republic. We needed to be tending to many things, long ago, but now, the floodgates of so many spending engagements, that swallow the budget, the economy… . Paul Ryan, at least understands the ins and outs of the budget, and the problems. It might be too late, but why, support quicker doom, peril?” Paraphrasing my own self, as I was surprised to be attacked by someone that I have known for years.

      There was a sullen moment. There always is, if you bought freely into a lie. The attack stopped.

      Right you are LA, Romney & Ryan must drive home the cruel facts. No Sugar coating. Ask the Seniors what they think that their Grand and Great Grandchildren must shoulder?

      I have sent my sentiments to my friend who knows Mitt. Not sure who actually reads this site.

      Cheers, to you LAPhil !

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  4. Jack ReacherComment by Jack Reacher
    August 11, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    I really like Cong. Ryan. I think he’s a true breath of fresh air in the sewer we call our “government”. I must also add that I was torn with the notion that a selection of Sen. Rubio would be most likely to secure not only Florida but also bring millions of Latinos onto the side of the GOP. I fear that’s not going to happen with “just another white guy” as the selection.

    As for the VP debates with Ryan vs. Biden, it will be a case of men against boys. And Biden is the boy in this case. I would suspect that Biden pooped his pants when Ryan was selected.

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    • lwessonComment by lwesson
      August 11, 2012 @ 11:29 am

      No need to fear. Conservative Hispanics vote conservative. Picking a pander candidate would have chilled Romney’s Base. Losing enthusiasm here, would be untold costly. Losing a % point or so of this large base, would be damning.

      Just assuming that the Base is going to be yours, regardless of what you do, or say, has gotten so tiresome, that there are many who will just throw their hands up. Tweedle Dee vs Tweedle Dum, will hand the election to the Democrats.

      Picking up some Latinos, a small base and a small % would take Republicans down the road of constant pandering, like the Democrat Party, throwing out treats to its growing Nanny State Minions.

      The Republicans should focus “like a laser” on doing what is right for The Republic, for We the People. We cannot continue to kick the can down the road. That road leads to the graveyard of nations. Picking Paul Ryan sends a message that empty platitudes are no longer acceptable.

      Picking Paul Ryan also looks beyond 8 years of Romney, and sets Paul Ryan to indeed be the next President –after Romney– ( I think that Romney slipped in calling Ryan the next President because he was thinking ahead! )

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    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      August 11, 2012 @ 11:46 am

      Jack, I think you definitely got that last part right. Ryan will chew Biden up and spit him out when they debate.

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    • flodnar143Comment by flodnar143
      August 11, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

      I agree that Ryan is a breath of fresh air. The deocratic MSm ramble woll be out in force trying to throw Paul Ryan under the bus. They will not succeed. Obama and Biden must be loosing sleep in anticipation of the debates.
      Remember that much of Obama’s lack of experience stems from 2 years in the Senate with 1 1/2 years of it Campaigning.
      Look at where Obama is now, Campaigning. He hasn’t had a Job Council meeting in over 6 months, and HAS NEVER had a Budget passed, even though he had the Congress under his thumb for 2 years.
      Hope & Change= A failure to Succeed.

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    • teapartyproudComment by teapartyproud
      August 11, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

      IWesson, you’re spot on as usual. I’m very pleasantly surprised with the choice of Ryan as veep candidate, actually more like shocked at the excellent choice.

      I was so sure he’d go with the pandering choice of amnesty boy Rubio, which would have really soured me on the whole ticket. As I keep saying, you can do everything else right, but then grant amnesty to the illegals and the country is destroyed anyway.

      This gives me some hope. I hope this means Ryan will have great input with Romney and that many more Tea Party candidates will be elected. Romney will need to be pushed to make more than cosmetic changes if he is elected, and I believe he will be elected, unless the democrat cheating is so rampant that the system will have to be reformed.

      This a rare bit of good news in these dark days.

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    • MorganComment by Morgan
      August 11, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

      One thing that we have to keep in mind too is that Ryan has the experience to step in, God forbid, something happen to the President, should Romney win. Rubio did not have that experience.

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    • cdrcodyComment by cdrcody
      August 11, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

      Romney/Ryan — it’s easy to say and also looks good on a campaign button, aside from being the best person overall Romney could pick. This choice was really easy to foresee, and many people did.

      @teapartyproud — the cheating really is rampant. Go to you tube and do a search on “voting machines rigged”. Most of the country is going over to these things. I used to write software and I know how easy it is to make the machine do what you want it to do regardless of what it says on the screen. And the program can be designed to erase itself when the machine is turned off after the close of voting. There is no way to check unless you are able to examine the source code, which the machine manufacturers will not let anyone do. If there is a voting machine in your precinct ask for a paper ballot. Remember, Harry Reid was losing by 6% in 2010. The next morning he won by 10%. Nevada uses voting machines.

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    • joereinhartComment by joereinhart
      August 11, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

      Agreed; we need to look at the candidates as Men Who Can Do The Job, and then elect them.
      That’s our job.
      Their job is to run the country.

      Liberal’s are elected because they “bring millions of (votes)” but have proven themselves unable to lead free men.

      We in our millions have a job; defeat liberals, be it the presidency or the school board; they have no place in American politics.

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    • nickster99Comment by nickster99
      August 13, 2012 @ 7:20 am

      Yes I bet he had to change his shorts!

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  5. BobinmsComment by Bobinms
    August 11, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    A great choice. I was afraid he’d go with Rubio.

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  6. thebigetrain88Comment by thebigetrain88
    August 11, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    This is a smart choice by Mitt Romney. It makes a perfect sense. Paul Ryan is a very articulate, charismatic and intelligent man with a broad knowledge of issues and problems that lie right ahead, and he’s able to smoothly communicate and explain his ideas on how to find the right solutions to them. A very crucial asset in debates and during a coming campaign. Hopefully, this is a good day for our great country. A truly charismatic couple. Now, let’s go and take over the White House along with Senate on November 6!

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  7. joelinpdxComment by joelinpdx
    August 11, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    Excellent pick for Mitt Romney.

    Now, let’s HOPE that the Romney/Ryan ticket makes CHANGE of our hapless economy it’s number one campaign issue.

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  8. amazedhumanComment by amazedhuman
    August 11, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    Good choice. America is more than ready for some R&R!

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    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      August 11, 2012 @ 11:40 am

      I like that-R&R!

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    • pypypypyComment by pypypypy
      August 11, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

      Gov Romney dont even have to make changes to his decal!,which means more money for AD buying to defeat Dumb and Dumber!. Shrewd businessman or what?. What an excellent choice! (Cong Ryan is one of my Fab Four, so I am over the moon!)

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    • AMVoterComment by AMVoter
      August 11, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

      Restore & Revitalize!

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    • tinkabellComment by tinkabell
      August 11, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

      “America is more than ready for some R&R!”

      Would make a GREAT bumper sticker????

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    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      August 11, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

      I just sent an e-mail to the Romney campaign suggesting it.

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    • nhpollackComment by nhpollack
      August 11, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

      I agree about the bumper sticker, button, etc., after the cloud we’ve been living under and the nightmare we’ve endured. “R&R 2012″ says it all. Obama 2.0 would return a BSOD saying “Fatal Error-Call your system administrator”

      LAPhil,
      Did you really? ‘cuz if you didn’t, I will. It would make a nice tight button and a great 3×5 bumper sticker. As a matter of fact, I might get on it.

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    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      August 11, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

      Yes, I really did, and the button sounds good too. I have a feeling more than a few other people are also going to think of that slogan. I’m looking forward to having it on my bumper soon.

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    • nhpollackComment by nhpollack
      August 11, 2012 @ 11:51 pm

      How ’bout this for an alternative bumper sticker:

      “This November, flush twice. It’s 700 miles from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to Hyde Park.”

      Just thinking out loud after spending several hours repairing my “green” toilet.

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  9. malcolmxComment by malcolmx
    August 11, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    BOOYAH;; THAT’S WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT;; contribute to Mitt let’s take out the union/communist dick-tater in 2012. Ryan will be in odumbo’s nightmares every night.

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  10. middlegroundComment by middleground
    August 11, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    Great choice, but in case you are wondering who they will be facing in November, my guess is that it will be an Obama-Clinton ticket which would put the two Saul Alinsky-trained politicians on the same platform and allow Obama to claim his running mate was a proven expert in foreign affairs. This speculation is based on Bill Clinton being selected to nominate Obama for his second term. It would also give Americans a clear choice between a centralized government in control of everything and everybody and a less centralized government dedicated to individual responsibility, economic freedom and non-government employment.

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    • David PeacockComment by David Peacock
      August 11, 2012 @ 10:52 am

      won’t matter Clinton is socialist as well and conservative women have NO LOVE AFFAIR WITH HER.

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    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      August 11, 2012 @ 11:45 am

      I don’t think Obama will drop Biden as much as he probably wishes he could. It would be too politically risky and make it look like Obama was wrong to pick him the first time (even if he was).

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    • MorganComment by Morgan
      August 11, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

      Oh good grief. You just made me throw up at the thought of Hillary getting anywhere near the WH again.

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    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      August 11, 2012 @ 5:17 pm

      Well, she does get IN the WH when she meets with Obama. But I second your emotion, I can’t stomach the idea of her ever being President or even First Lady again.

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  11. David PeacockComment by David Peacock
    August 11, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    booyah;; let’s roll

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  12. pypypypyComment by pypypypy
    August 11, 2012 @ 10:54 am

    I am very pleased that Gov Romney went bold. It shows his serious in wanting to sort out the economic and financial mess this country is in. Cong Ryan compliment Gov Romney very well. Now voters have a real choice of Leadership, Honesty and Courage compared to BO’s administration, of More Lies and More Lies and no Leadership!

    I have been with holding my contribution to Gov Romney’s campaign (grant it is a modest amount) because I was afraid that he would go for a “safe” pick and I would be throwing my money after a lost cause. Not anymore. I just made my contribution. Have you?

    BTW, the WH has already come up with a sorry excuse that the R&R ticket lack foreign policy. For their info, a strong economy will deliver a strong nation and defence. I like to see BO fail policy try to defend this country from foreign threats with Hope and Change!

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  13. sh2140Comment by sh2140
    August 11, 2012 @ 11:37 am

    Maybe I am confused, wasn’t Ryan’s Budget to balance the budget in 40 years? In 1990′s it was balanced in four years. Romney has let the Establishment pick his VP, not a good sign for us true conservatives.

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    • AMVoterComment by AMVoter
      August 11, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

      You are wrong. Ryan is a great addition to the ticket. He is intelligent, articulate, conservative, honest about doing what is needed to get this country back on track and saving Medicare and Social Security.

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    • prep4nowComment by prep4now
      August 11, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

      We can and will force their hand to shrink the spending and the regulations. Ryan is responsive to that impute despite Romney.

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    • freedomfighterComment by freedomfighter
      August 11, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

      No one is going to be able to balance the budget in any less than 20 years, as Nobama has dug such a deep hole, that it is going to take some serious changes, and a little pain for everyone to turn it around. the US can borrow a few billion in a week, but as with your home mortgage, the repayment time will be significant, usually 20 to 30 years, on a standard mortgage loan. it will be no different with the balance sheet in such dire straits. Nobama has borrowed us into near bankruptcy, already it is to a point where our payout is sitting at near 4 trillion dollars, and the government is only taking in about 2.5 trillion in revenue. That is as upside down as it gets, and in the current Administration, can only deepen in severity.
      Don’t take my word for it, you can see it for yourself, and even back it up at the Whitehouse site.
      Check out this link, which will open your eyes to just how deep in the poop bin we are. It is explained in detail by a professional accountant of over 40 years in budgets, and it is easy even to fact check his presentation on the Whitehouse site.
      Balancing the budget will be painful for all of us, but it will be necessary to live with that pain if we are to reverse our situation and survive without going BK as a Nation.
      http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/EW5IdwltaAc?rel=0
      You may want to share this link with others, to let all possible see just how much trouble we are really in.
      Borrowing is good on occasion, but one must borrow responsibly, or it can, and surely will, bite you in the butt.
      This is all part of Nobamas plan, and if he is re-elected, it will be finalized by the time that term is ended. It can be done, but it will not be easy, or fast to accomplish it.

      TAKE OUT THE TRASH IN NOVEMBER, AND
      SAVE OUR COUNTRY.

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  14. LAPhilComment by LAPhil
    August 11, 2012 @ 11:42 am

    I wouldn’t have thought so before, but now I think Romney made the perfect choice. Paul Ryan is intelligent and well-versed in financial and economic matters and could easily step in to fill the President’s shoes if necessary. This should finally give the Romney campaign the boost it’s been needing.

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  15. rpg629Comment by rpg629
    August 11, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    I’m so delighted with this pick I just sent a contribution to the Romney/Ryan campaign and urge all of you to do the same. We are at a crucial point in our history and Romney/Ryan can restore the conservative principles needed to right the ship of state.

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    • prep4nowComment by prep4now
      August 11, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

      Same here. D.Wife and I discussed this last night and Ryan was our pick.

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  16. Gabrielle SymeComment by Gabrielle Syme
    August 11, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    Thank you, thank you, Mr. Romney. The choice of Ryan makes me feel as if the GOP and the Romney campaign has been listening to the CONSERVATIVES out here, desperately tired of RINOs.

    Candidates like Ryan keep me voting GOP once again.

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  17. hank1931Comment by hank1931
    August 11, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    Ryan was the best choice Romney could have made. Ryan brings a strong touch of class when compared with Obama/Biden who look like a couple of clowns. Ryan presents an articulate, intelligent approach to understanding how Obama has degraded the US principles into a second class nation and Ryan will make the average citizen better understand what has to be done to have the USA recover.
    Ryan is a strong plus for the GOP and will help make Obama a one-term Pres.

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  19. pypypypyComment by pypypypy
    August 11, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    Both Gov Romney and his VP Paul Ryan are in Ashland townhall now. Boy what sight. They both energise each other. What a great team. Be very afraid, Barrack and Biden. Voters are on to your lies and division tactics!

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  20. JDZComment by JDZ
    August 11, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    I think it was a good choice out of a number of possible good choices. The “new” Republican Party is coming into fruition with young Republicans like Ryan, Pawlenty, Rubio, Christie, Kasich, Walker, Daniels, Jindal, Haley, etc. making up its core. This is very good for the country.

    Paul Ryan is an extremely competent legislator and well thought of on the Hill. He probably knows the government financial situation and major budget issues as well or better then anyone in Congress. He represents the next generation of politicians coming into power in Washington.

    Ryan gives Romney added competence in terms of inside Washington and the two of them make a very attractive and powerful duo. Good choice.

    The Dems, however, see Ryan as a big target because of the “Ryan” budget plan which the liberals hate and have used against Ryan in the past (throwing grandma over the cliff ad) etc. there is no love lost between Ryan and Obama (who Obama publicly tried to demonize and embarrass). Now, we are going to see a stark difference between the Romney/Ryan agenda and the failed Obama agenda, and a real debate on which plan will actually work.

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  21. thecitizenComment by thecitizen
    August 11, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    Wow. I’m impressed. I sure hate to loose him in the House but darn it, strategically, politically and for the good of the nation – a fine choice!

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  22. genesalComment by genesal
    August 11, 2012 @ 3:17 pm

    Bumper Stickers?

    Obam – Romney didn’t lay a Mitt on me but Ryan kicked my asset.

    Biden’s Hidin’ and Ryan’s Fightin’.

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  23. genesalComment by genesal
    August 11, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    Paul Ryan: My Plan to Save America

    http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/Ryan-plan-save-America/2012/08/11/id/448245

    Newsmax asked vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan to provide his prescription for fixing the American economy and a defense of his proposed agenda, in light of the Obama’s administration’s refusal to address out-of-control entitlements. Here is his exclusive Newsmax Op-Ed.

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  24. Jack C PickardComment by Jack C Pickard
    August 11, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    Thank-you Mr Romney, I finally am seeing what your priority is. Paul Ryan is probably the only guy in Washington DC besides yourself that actuallty gets it when it comes to what this race is and should be about. The US economy is a ship trapped in the middle of a catagory five Hurricane and in real danger of sinking! The crash will be more significant than anything ever witnessed in the history of this planet before. The main two guys we pick to lead this country out of this storm need to be focused on the economy. Racism, bigotry and sexist attitudes have no place in this current discussion! Grow up everyone before you are destroyed by your own stupidity. This election is about our very survival. I hate greed too, however financial stability is necessary for any society to successfully continue as a viable entity. The Republicans didn’t get it right but certainly the Democrats (Note just Obama) haven’t got it right, either. Romney and Ryan regardless of what color or sex they are, have viable solutions that can fix the excesses of the previous Administrations over the past 24 years and possibly even further back to 1913. We must be bold and say NO! to the excessive policies of the past. We must balance our budgets and actually start reversing our excesses so that we can deflate our budget deficits and start this country back to it bold, free market driven economy which is the only acceptable thing that kept our head above water up to this point. These two politicans can not do this by theirselves, it is going to take every politician at the Federal, State and Local level to join the Americans that really care and support the next Administration so that we might destroy political deadlock and move this country back to its morally and fiscally correct directions that the rest of the world has so envyed in the past. Mr Romney be wise and start showing us what we want to see now, start picking and publicizing your future Cabinet Members, this is where your strength will be built from, you made a wise choice with Ryan now continue building your cabinet to show us your real stuff.

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