Putting Spending In The Center Of The Campaign

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    Romney goes bold with Ryan as VP pick | WashingtonExaminer.com

    Mitt Romney is not known as a gambling man. When choosing a running mate, many observers expected Romney to make the safest, most cautious choice — most likely Ohio Sen. Rob Portman.* By instead choosing Rep. Paul Ryan, Romney is sending a clear signal that he intends to run a more daring and more ideologically vigorous campaign than he has run up to this point. And in that sense, Romney has now become a gambling man.

    Although Romney had embraced the Ryan budget plan, he has now embraced its author, too — and in the process moved the issue of entitlement reform and controls on federal spending to the top of the Romney campaign agenda. It wasn’t in such a prominent position before.

    Romney’s gamble is that in the midst of an economic downturn, voters are ready to accept Ryan’s prescription for fixing the federal budget, in particular his proposals for reforming Medicare. Romney and Ryan are right that major changes need to be made, and at some point the voting public will accept that view, too. That day is coming. The question is whether it will arrive by November 6.

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    It is a go for broke kind of thing.

    Can Romney sell the independents who will like Ryan's proposals which are concrete...and will be in start contrast to Obama's failed stimulus ?

    All the while convincing voters in Florida that he isn't going to throw them onto the street.

    And will Ryan help gain some traction with young people who are pretty disgusted with Obama's crappy leadership ?

    It's time to see just how right leaning this country really is.
     
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    This pick and the timing shows a remarkable level of bad planning and flawed strategy, it cannot be painted as anything positive except perhaps that Ryan has and can raise a lot of cash from Wall Street.
     
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    If you communists hate him, it must be a good pick!
     
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    Of course Team Obama says it is delighted with Romney’s choice, because they believe they can destroy Ryan’s plan, and in the process the Romney-Ryan candidacy. And it seems likely that at the very least choosing Ryan has made winning Florida a little harder for Romney — and if Romney doesn’t win Florida, he doesn’t become president. What Democrats are overlooking is that Ryan is a truly formidable figure. He not only knows his stuff, he is able to communicate his ideas in a persuasive and appealing way. There’s a very good chance voters will like him. Democrats love to portray Republicans as angry. They won’t be able to do that with Ryan, who doesn’t give off even a hint of anger.

    But the fact remains that there has never before been a national debate about entitlements like the one that is coming in this presidential campaign. Mitt Romney has decided it’s time for that debate, and that he can win it. That’s the biggest bet of his candidacy, by a long shot.

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    David Axelrod would not be safe in some parts of Kansas. I hope he never tests that ?

    I don't see how he can appear on TV given the dismal leadership of Obama and the even more pathetic "recovery" of the past four years.

    What an embarrassment our president is.
     
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    It is nice to see that the occupy movement still considers complete ignorance a virtue.
     
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    I can only hope, we can't keep spending what we don't have. My wife and I are retirement age working full time and depend on the health care that we paid for over the years. Congress stole the money from the trust fund and we want it put back. If a new plan will reduce cost, and balance the budget we are all for it.
     
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    I bring up some good points, typical that they are ignored, This VP pick is going to cost more votes than it gains, can you give a good reason that they would pick someone with such a horrible public image early enough that the media and the Obama campaign has ample time to rip the guy to shreds before the conventions? I see it as a disastrous move for the GOP from a purely strategic standpoint, perhaps you see it differently, care to explain?
     
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    That is just what this thread is about.

    Obama has been littering the campaign trail with distractions and is making some headway. However, more people will join in the conversation in the next several weeks.

    Ryan is clearly going to spend the next three months hammering Obama on spending and his management of the economy.

    It's time to see who really understands how this work

    And BTW: your "good points" were nothing but an opinion.
     
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    Wanting to turn medicare into a deliberately sabotaged coupon program is the albatross around his neck, it is not going to go away and it is a foolhardy thing to add to the list of things that can be used to attack the Romney campaign. The psychotic urge to throw granny off the cliff or at least her 50-something children is never going to enjoy wide support no matter how it gets packaged.
     
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    Regardless of your absolutist claims, Romney has decided he is going to put this front and center. Ryan can explain it better than Biden can unexplain it.

    I guess that what Nov 6 will come down to. Romney does not need you. He just needs enough.

    Granny will find herself nowhere near the cliff when it's over.
     

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