As a Democrat, I would support Romney choosing either Ryan or Jindal. Ryan is
tied to budget plans that largely dismantle Medicare and Social Secuirty, while
giving bigger tax breaks to the wealthy. (Incidently, if the Supreme Court
strikes down the individual mandate, that drives a death spike through the heart
of conservative Social Security reform. You can't force individuals to
participate in markets, ie, retirement investments.). Jindal has the charisma of
a cereal box.Romney has 15% support among Hispanics, and trails
Obama 55-37 among women.So, yeah, either Ryan of Jindal would be
fine with me.
I guess two unpaid for wars are great for the country but paid for entitlements
are bad. Great Logic Will.
Will is a little late. Romney is already on record as wanting a running mate
like Dick Cheney. Really. He said it months ago. Assuming the real thing
won't be available, who does that leave? Agnew? Too late. Franklin Graham?
Too much like Mitt. Grover Norquist? No, nobody named "Grover". Sarah
Palin? She might garner a few sympathy votes from '08, but that's it.
Bob Dole? Too honest. I guess that leaves Herman ("9,9,9") Cain or Rick
Perry, who makes Mitt seem like Einstein.
Why does Romney need a heavy-hitting running mate? Because he's a
lightweight himself? If there's any one malady the Republican
Party suffers from it's a lack of credibility. Republicans in general have
difficulty with being consistent (Democrats are expected to be inconsistent, so
they don't have to deal with that as a liability). Mitt will have a very
difficult time finding anyone who will offset his flip-flopping reputation. Any
if there is anyone like that, would they want to be associated with Mitt? This
is going to be a train wreck you can't turn away from.
I wonder why none of the comments here acknowledge what a train wreck the Obama
administration has been. Do you not recognize that he is taking us in exactly
the opposite direction from the principles of freedom, personal responsibility
and accountability that made this the greatest nation in the world? We are
becoming more and more like the disasters that we see in Greece, Portugal, Italy
Will: "Barack Obama's intellectual sociopathy — his often breezy
and sometimes loutish indifference to truth..."That would be as
opposed to G.W. Bush's certainty about Iraqi WMD, Rick Santorum's
statements that California universities do not teach American history and the
Dutch wear bracelets saying "Don't Euthanize Me," and John
Kyl's and Orrin Hatch's claims that 90+% of Planned Parenthood's
budget goes to abortions?It was not a Democrat who coined the phrase
"not intended to be a factual statement." The right finds it just as
easy as the left to fabricate "truth" out of whole cloth for political
Mark B: Grover Norquist? No, nobody named "Grover". Why not?
If we can entertain the notion of a president named "Willard" (like the
rat guy).What, you didn't know Mitt's real first name was
Willard? Don't feel bad, only 6% do.
Lagomorph. I agree with you but it seems much harder for the left to
"fabricate" the truth than is does for the right. And the only
sociopath associated with the Will commentary is Mr. George Will himself. Mr.
Will, your vaunted objectivity and fairness is now seriously in question.
I would love to see a Romney / Rice ticket. The VP debates between Condoleezza
Rice and Joe Biden would be hilarious. Talk about bringing a dull
spoon to a gunfight....
Romney's running mate should be a clown. Just to keep the circus going.
Hang on to your seats and get your popcorn. Obama will rip to shreds Mitt Romney
in any debate. On the economy, on jobs, on basicly anything. Wonder how many
times Romney will change his posisition. Your guess is as good as mine. It sure
will be entertaining. Kinda like AM talk radio, or the circus.