It's Official--Romney and Ryan for 2012!!!

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What do you think of Paul Ryan as the Vice President pick?

  1. A good choice.

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  2. I’m disappointed but will support the ticket.

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  3. A poor choice.

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  4. Ryan is a good man but will make it more difficult for Romney to win.

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  5. Barack Obama just won the election.

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  6. Other and I'll explain in my post.

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  1. Foxfyre
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    Gentle Reminder - this thread is in the CDZ

    The news was obviously officially 'leaked' yesterday evening (Friday) that Mitt Romney would announce his VP pick today. And that pick would be Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. In the last hour, Romney and Ryan made that official with a formal announcement.

    So I would have lost a bet that it would be Marco Rubio. I did not think it would be Ryan. In truth, last night I was disappointed mostly because I really wanted Rubio.

    But now that I've had some time to think about it, the only conclusion I can come up with is that Mitt Romeny is 100% serious about economic reform and he picked the most logical person to help do that. And, if they are elected, I am optimistic that they will make a difference.

    So we have Mr. Businessman plus Mr. Economics as the official ticket. What do you think? A good one? Or not?
     
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    I hope so but as a 70 year old on medicare I am concerned about his remark this morning about taking it away.; As a congressman he has the typical govt sweetheart deal for he and his family but wants to strip me of the only thing I have for medical care. I need details.
     
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    The Ryan plan of course will probably be adjusted to accomodate Romney's point of view but I am not the least bit worried about that either way. The Ryan Plan did not touch Medicare benefits for anybody over Age 55 but would start phasing younger folks into a different and more sustainable system.

    We all know Medicare as it currently exists is not sustainable and will eventually become a huge drag on the economy if it doesnt in fact bankrupt the country. But I sure want the reform done by those who understand how the economy works so that we won't wind up with good intentions producing a whole bunch of unintended bad consequences. I trust both Romney and Ryan to do no harm.
     
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    Could I ask a kind Mod to please correct the spelling of Romney's name in the title of the thread? Pretty please?
     
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    The news wasn't really leaked because Romney said he would notify anyone early who signed up. That's what he did. He notified people in advance of his announcement.

    While I would have preferred Marco Rubio myself, this is not his time. He knew it when he kept saying that he didn't want the job.

    No one is going to take away anyone's medicare. Although there might be changes to how medicare is treated to future generations. What Ryan might do to medicare is not nearly as troubling as the 500 billion dollars obama has already taken from medicare to fund obamacare.
     
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    the tea party is not the people robmoney needed to win this.


    The tea party make it impossible for the republicans to win elections
     
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    Romney had a very slim chance of winning this election, now he had even less. I like Ryan, I think Ryan has the right ideas but he's so easily vilified by the left and the left wing media that it was a poor choice.

    the Obama campaign must be pleased as punch over this.
     
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    Do you think Romney won't get points for having the strength of his convictions? For picking the right candidate instead of the safe candidate or the politically expedient candidate?
     
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    over 60 congressman and 6 senators says different, that was just 20 months ago, hello.
     
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    I think he went outside himself, everyone said he would be very cautious becasue well, so far he has been. this is a sea change, picking ryan has really thrown down the gauntlet,.

    Ryan is a lightening rod, its the first thing with real spine I have seen Romney do, I am glad he did....I would rather go down fighting if thats what fate holds in store for us, for what I believe is right, than just play the game and lose like McCain did....
     
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