The news outlets were excited over the choice of Paul Ryan to be Governor Romney’s VP candidate. This is a huge mistake for Mitt Romney’s hopes to become president in the November election Why?
Because of a number of things. First, Paul Ryan doesn’t bring anything to the table; he’s just a younger version of Mitt Romney. What Romney should have done is to pick a VP candidate that could bring a voting block to the election, perhaps a Hispanic mayor or similar. The idea of picking a VP as a partner in the election is to attract more votes, not to have a yes man and lose votes.
Second, Paul Ryan will actually alienate the senior citizen voting bloc, the ones who take voting very seriously, as Ryan’s Republic budget is perceived as hard on Medicare. If you’re thinking that the Ryan budget will decrease the national debt then you haven’t read the details. All it does is lessen the increase in the national debt from Obama’s proposal of $8.5 trillion (the new billion) to only $5.5 trillion over the same period!
The Congressional Budget Office states that the Ryan budget won’t balance the budget for 28 years. Even Ryan says that given a perfect world, his plan would only balance the budget (but not reduce the deficit) in 10-15 years. And all the while, our national debt will spiral upwards until we lose the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.
President Obama's budget is worse, but the seniors will focus on Medicare changes. They will be frightened by any changes. That’s the nature of getting old – fear of change.
The big voting bloc, the senior citizens will vote for Obama. Polls indicate that 80% of Americans are opposed to the Ryan budget because of Medicare cuts.
As with Senator McCain picking Sarah Palin as his VP choice, failing and helping her become very rich, so it will be with Paul Ryan. I’m sure that he and his wife are discussing the money they are going to make because of Romney’s lack of judgment.
They key thing to watch is that Paul Ryan is also running in the November General Election for his eighth term for Congress in Wisconsin. That will be sixteen years as a Congressman! Is this one of the definitions of a career politician?
He could write to the Wisconsin Secretary of State and withdraw his candidacy. If he does, he’s committed and actually thinks that Mitt Romney will win. I predict that he won’t.
He’ll hedge his bets so one way or another he’ll keep a cushy job, either as an easy reelection for the eighth term as Congressman, or first as Vice President. He can’t lose. Romney can, and unfortunately will.
I think that the next Republican President will be Rick Santorum. His challenge in this cycle was just a trial run.
Rob Zerban, who is Paul Ryan’s Democratic opponent in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District, is considered a long shot to win the election so if Paul will win it if he stays in.
Sad to say, while my platform is to effective limit Congressional service to six years by cancelling pensions if they don’t leave voluntarily, it’s clear that Congressman Ryan is a career politician and career politicians are the reason our country is in such sad shape.
Paul Ryan is a big mistake, just another that Mitt Romney seems to make almost every week.
Do we have any more nails left?
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