And with this decision, the Romney campaign is now well and truly toast. Ryan
Is a weak dog whistle to the GOP's base, but an even bigger rallying cry to
the opposition. BTW, will Ryan release any of _his_ tax returns?
Bad news is released late Friday afternoon so it doesn't get much coverage
and is forgotten by the time the Monday news cycle begins. Is that the strategy
of the Romeny camp? I guess it will be a topic on the Sunday morning talk
could he have chosen a more extreme person. These guys just don't get it.
Sara now Paul. It is just amazing how a small percentage of people like the tea
baggers can take over a party when so few people vote. It must be time to vote
for someone in another party.
One more reason to vote against Mitt.
Na na na na na na na na hey, hey, hey goodbye.Way to swing it to the
far right side of the fence Mitt. Why not pick Limbaugh or Hannity as secretary
of state? Right now the White House is celebrating like NASA did last week when
they landed on Mars. This ticket is even worse than Bush/ Chenny and I never
believed that could be possible.
Ryan's selection just gave President Obama his reelection. Ryan is a slash
and burn Republican. Jeez. 4 more years of the current Presidency will take us
even further down the wrong road. Why not Condoleeza Rice? Jeez.
Mitt Romney, the Romney campaign, and the Republican party have unusually
irrational thought processes.Unless, Paul Ryan is going to be THE
Presidential nominee.....Will Bain disaster, foreign tax shelters, and
missing tax returns now simply disappear?Will Ryan do all the talking from
this time forward, so Romney can remain gaffe free?Word's out that no
longer will anyone question Romney's "questionable" issues.Never has that happened before in America's political history, and Romney
isn't magical enough to swing it now. The Romney campaign spirals
down, down, down.........
Interesting. 2 alleged economic gurus? The Dems are now the party of foreign
policy & national security?
Wow, the Obama apologists are quick to start their spin.Recall that
Obama announced his selection of noted plagiarist and all around genius Joe
Biden on a Saturday, so the timing issue is specious.Paul Ryan is a
great choice who brings keen insight and bold vision to getting our budget
problems fixed. He alone has made actual specific proposals on how to do this,
making the tough choices to save essential programs. Meanwhile, the Democrat
controlled Senate has not even voted on a budget in over 3 years (despite legal
requirement to pass one) and Obama's budgets are deceptive smoke and
mirrors gimmicks that have run up more debt in three years and the first 42
Presidents combined. (And Obama's last budget did not get a single vote
from any Republican OR Democrat, confirming its total absurdity.)Liberals may want to continue spending until we totally collapse and pretend
it is someone else's fault, but Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney want to save our
country by tackling the problems, not pretending they don't exist.Good choice, Mitt!Romney-Ryan 2012. Saving America for our
I've listened to Ryan alot - he is no doubt one of the smartest economic
minds in congress. Ryan does understand our debt crisis and the fast approaching
doomsday - economically speaking - as Obama and his radicals continue to propel
America toward an economic death sentence. When you listen to Ryan you quickly
get the sense that this guy is all substance and little if any politics. However
here is the problem - the majority of America (over 50%) is too ignorant to
care. Over 50% of this country is made up of ignorant, entitlement bound people
that know more about MTV and the latest Facebook chatter nonsense than they do
anything substantive about the wreck of an economy we currently have. America
still has great , patriotic , informed, educated people ... they just
aren't in the majority any more. Romney and Ryan would most definitely fix
America's economic nightmare and turn the engine of capitalism back on for
ALL OF US however I highly doubt that there are enough informed people left to
even recognize the clear and present danger we face with Obama. I fear America
will re-elect Obama and become Greece .. in less than 4 years time.
I'm ecstatic that he picked Ryan because it gives the American people a
clear choice. You can choose a Government that gives you a handout or a
Government that gives you a hand up. A Government of identity politics and
negativity or positive leadership that gives America a chance of making another
comeback - even though the challenges are incredible. Vote for the status
quo and continued decline or vote for a chance of prosperity for our children
and grandchildren. Vote for liberty or vote for tyranny. Let's see
the American people make their choice.
"Liberals may want to continue spending until we totally collapse and
pretend it is someone else's fault, but Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney want to
save our country by tackling the problems, not pretending they don't
exist."Great sounding rhetoric, but not a single Republican who
has led this country has done anything but increase the deficit. Why anyone
would believe this time they really mean it, I don't know. When it comes
to closing Hill Air Force Base, do you think the Utah delegation will be voting
to support that? When it comes to slashing highway funds to Utah, you
don't think there will be opposition to that? And when they ask to raise
the age of retirement into the 70s, how many elected officials do you think will
actually be in the front of the like for that?I do like that we
finally have someone running on the conservative side that has a stated plan.
Now we have something we can discuss, debate and decide on. And that in of
itself is progress. Perhaps the Republican ticket is upside down.
@DN Subscriber. The debt incurred under this administration is not more than the
previous presidents combined. Second, republicans scream about debt
but our monetary system is debt based. A quick read on Modern Money Mechanics
will prove that.
To: I Bleed Blue. Just a few points:1. If Bush Cheney were so bad
what does that say about Gore Liebermann in 2000 and Kerry Edwards in 2004. Both
Democratic teams lost!3. Romney Moderately Conservative, Ryan
Conservative.Romney Ryan: A Team to FIX AMERICA's Economy!Obama Biden: Legacy: Hungry Children, A Rising Poor Class, Historic
Levels of Food Stamp Usage!Thousands of men mull around the
Salvation Army Center in Los Angeles. They are Obama's constituents. Obama
avoids them everytime he comes to Los Angeles. Obama just drives right by!The President hides from the problems. The President hides behind a SOLD
OUT MEDIA and has failed to lead. Name Calling Romney and Ryan
solves nothing! Bad mouthing Romney and Ryan solves nothing! The President is
the one who has failed!25 Million unemployed47.7 million on
Food Stamps16% of Americans in Poverty16 Trillion in debt1.2
Trillion in added debt this year.253,000 Small Business Closed down in 4
years!VP Biden Says the United States is in Recession(ABC NEWS
6-27-12)This Nation Needs Leadership! Obama is not a leader! He is a
to DN Subscriber 8:32 a.m. Aug. 11, 2012I want what's best for
y country. That is NOT Mitt or Paul, who care only for the top 1% nd to heck
withf everyone else (just look at their fiscal proposals if you doubt that).
Your last sentence SHOULD say: Romney-Ryan 2012. Eviscerating and ruining
America for our children (unless they're mega-wealthy, of course).BTW -- I don't support the President for re-election either. As I have
said before, I a voting for my dog.
Romney introduced Paul Ryan as "the next President of the United
States".Wasn't this a very important event? Hadn't Romney
thought about this moment for some time?Does someone who is running for
the top office in the world...............
Excellent pick! Romney has gained much credibility with conservatives and in the
bargain has gained someone who understands that the budget is important and
can't be ignored. Of course Obama will brand him as extreme, but he would
have bashed whomever Romney picked. Good job Mr. Romney!
@Patriot. The fifty percent of people you speak are mostly republicans in this
state. Most die hard republicans I know do not pay a dime in federal taxes and
usually get thousands back. They are anti tax and pro refund but want all of the
@Furry1993If you don't support either candidate, you are part
of the problem. A no vote is essentially a vote for obama. @EJM
"Why not Condoleeza Rice? Jeez." Condoleeza Rice is not a
conservative, that's why.@RedCorevette-"Perhaps you should
recall that Obama and Biden are already in the White House. They may be
hucksters, but they are good politicians, something that Romney is apparently
not."Good politicians? More like an embarrassment of epic
proportions. At least with Romney/Ryan I won't have to witness any
bowing and apologizing for our country. Why would you say Romney is not a good
Maybe Romney will actually be able to give us some specifics on an economic plan
now. So far it has been predictable pandering rhetoric with little detail.
No Fit~Obama did the exact same thing four years ago when introducing Joe
The fact is Romney needed to have a running mate that could energize the
minorities on the fence. Saying he now has the conservative vote is like saying
Obama now has the liberal vote. Romney already had the conservative vote, they
weren't going to vote for Obama. Now the conservatives will have to swallow
4 more years of Liberal policy. Good job Tea Party, time for the party to be
over. Oh wait we just heard it is. Better luck in four years. Unfortunately, too
many voters will vote against the Republican ticket because it is two white
guys who cant connect to the rest of our country. Obama might drive by the
people at the Salvation army, but how many politicians make unscheduled visits
to people on the street. Race is still a dividing point in this country, and if
the minority vote doesn't feel represented good luck being elected. All
Obama has to point out is that this ticket represent those in Washington who
wont allow anything to get done. Two rich whites guys.
Funny that the first nine posts are anti-Ryan. THAT is exactly why this is a
great pick. Paul Ryan is going to force the attention back on the skyrocketing
federal debt and the economy. Do you Obama supporters REALLY want to talk about
To: No Fit in SG:What a short memory you have! Obama made the same
mistake! You attack Romney on that? How about attacking the President for all of
his errors?Deficit Spending, Building the Debt, Paying Off key
supporters with stimulas money to BANKRUPT companies the President picked,
failing to pass 36 House Bills that would help the Economy, Create Jobs, Reduce
Regulations and so much more!Are you aware that 1/3 of all
regulation ever created in this country has been done in the past 4 years? That
is what is killing growth! That and Spending beyond belief! In 2008
the National budget was 3 Trillion dollars, now its 4.2 Trillion and has been up
to 4.6 Trillion. What does it all need to be spent on all of a sudden? 4 years
of an additional increase to the debt of 5.6 Trillion dollars.The
fact of this election is this: The President has failed and the Republican
Ticket has the Economic Muster to fix the Economy now which will allow for the
needs of America to be met!
I also can't help but wonder how people continue to think the Tea Party is
going to seal Romney's doom in this election. This is the same group that
helped the GOP crush the Democrats in 2010. It wasn't even close. The
lefties posting here sound scared. In Paul Ryan, Romney has a conservative who
electrifies the base like Sarah Palin, but one who is incredibly articulate and
bold. Sarah Palin helped John McCain with conservatives because she is a good
person. She hurt him with everyone else because she wasn't a good
politician. Paul Ryan is going to be deadly in a debate with Biden! Logic and
common sense is like Kyrptonite to liberals.
Blue, I Bleed Blue, EJM, no fit in SG, Red Corvette,I mean no
disrespect to any of you, but none of you are fooling anyone but yourselves.Every VP choice results in a group of people (largely those already not
in agreement with the candidate) proclaiming "burn baby burn". Depending
on the media or conversations you subscribe to, we generally only hear what we
want to hear. Please understand that I am not insulting any of you or your
intelligence. It's easy to rile up in the heat of political vigor, but the
truth is that unless you want to call yourself some sort of prophet, fortune
teller, or God then no one here can really say 'fail' with any degree
of reason or logic.We are all intelligent enough to know this, and
DN Subscriber pegged it perfectly, plain, and simple- it's called spin!The most effective way to communicate, debate, etc. is by examining all
information and all possibilities. Being blind to another agenda's
plausibility or possible eventuality is irrational and to put it bluntly,
it's more than a bit close-minded.No offense (seriously), but
calling the election now is ridiculous.
"Do you Obama supporters REALLY want to talk about the economy?"Love to!How has the Dow done in the past four years?How are corporate profits doing?What impact has the Bush tax
cuts had on the deficit? How about the economic cost of the wars?What has been the trend in middle class buying power during Republican vs
Democratic administrations during the last 50 years?Chart the
unemployment rate from 2009 to now. Chart it next to the magnitude of the
recession that began in 2008.By all means, YES, let's talk
about the economy!
The choice is more clear now than ever. Romney/Ryan stand for helping the
wealthy and the powerful, not the middle class or the weakest of our nation. As
a Christian and a Mormon, I cannot support them.
Emajor,You'd rather Romney just spout numbers that the vast
majority of Americans wouldn't even understand? Even if they did, since
when does every last person agree on what's effective?Elections
are a debate ground for principles, not specifics, and for good reason. Obama is
no more specific than Romney and is just as much a catch phrase politician.
Instead of saying "We've already tried that top-down approach", he
should give actual specifics in his next commercial, less you admit that Obama
is no better with giving more precise plans.Even if Romney somehow
were a bad money manager (even though he's proven the opposite), I'd
rather trust a capitalist with a bad plan than Obama with a great one.People say "Everyone should have healthcare" like it's the
'morally right choice'. The moral choice is letting people choose for
themselves, not destroying agency. I don't believe everyone should get into
heaven. I don't believe people who intentionally stab themselves or refuse
to work should get a heart transplant before a child or a hardworking
breadwinner with dependents.I ask- why won't Obama address
socialism's proven weaknesses?
@Blue8.3% unemployment. 1.5% GDP growth. Who do you think you are
kidding? People who are out of work KNOW they are out of work. When Bush did
his tax cuts, it was early in his term. The unemployment rate was 5.5% average
for all 8 years of Bush. It wasn't the tax cuts, it was the housing
bubble. But Bush isn't the president anymore. Barack 'it's not
my fault' Obama is. And it's getting old.
Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha.I'm just splitting my sides reading all
the boo-birds and nay-sayers comments. What a hoot!We need R &
R.We don't need Obama and what's his name....the guy who
balances Obama's great oratory by bringing us all back to earth in just a
sentence or two....(rhymes with "hidin..").
Gov. Romney has trouble relating to the average American. Paul Ryan's goal
seems to be that anything the average American now depends on won't be
there in the future. It's clear the average American is the loser with this
Let the debate begin! Ryan thinks Social Security is a “ponzi
scheme," agreeing with Rick Perry’s characterization of Social
Security as a “Ponzi scheme” and since 2005 has advocated for
privatizing the retirement benefit and investing it in stocks and bonds.Ryan’s budget would result in 4.1 million lost jobs in 2 years.
Ryan’s budget calls for massive reductions in government spending. He has
proposed cutting discretionary programs by about $120 billion over the next two
years and mandatory programs by $284 billion, which, the Economic Policy
Institute estimates, would suck demand out of the economy and “reduce
employment by 1.3 million jobs in fiscal 2013 and 2.8 million jobs in fiscal
2014, relative to current budget policies.” Ryan wants to
eliminate Pell Grants for more more than 1 million students. Ryan
supports $40 billion in subsides for big oil.Ryan believes that
Romneycare is “not that dissimilar to Obamacare.Ryan
co-sponsored a “personhood” amendment, which declares that a
fertilized egg “shall have all the legal and constitutional attributes and
privileges of personhood.”
This country will have so many blessings, even rich blessings, when these two
are elected. I can't wait to pay more in taxes so the Koch Brothers can
keep their billions.
This is a blessing for everyone really. This effectively guarantees we
won't have to be up late on election night waiting for results from Iowa,
Colorado, Nevada, Ohio, Wisonsin to find out who the next President is. With
this decision, Florida has just moved from Toss-Up/Lean Obama to Likely Obama,
and thus, this election will be over before polls are even closed out West.Mitt just doesn't get it. All he's done is 1)Ended his own
chances for President, and 2)Given a guy who will be running in 2016 a platform
to push his own agenda and campaign at Mitt's expense.
Go Romney and Ryan
@DN SubscriberHey we're giddy. Paul Ryan was even #1 on The
Blaze's list of people Romney shouldn't pick for VP.@patriotThe budget deficit would be lower next year if we do absolutely
nothing and let everything scheduled for Jan 1 take effect than if we were to
use the Ryan plan. People aren't ignorant especially the 45-54 year old
demographic who doesn't like what Ryan tried to do with Medicare. I already
know at least one leans-conservative two-time bush voter who will be voting for
Obama and the Ryan pick clinched it.@red state prideI like it
too, we need a clear display about what conservatives really want to do and when
people understand that, Obama will win.
I think this pick was a "hail Mary" to appease the Republican base after
the "gaff" by a campaign spokeswoman touting Romneycare. But, to win in a general election usually one has to move to the center. Ryan
is not a move to the center. My guess is, once the policy debate becomes the
centerpiece, Romney will lose the "middle" as did John McCain when he
selected Sarah Palin.
This is great! Ryan is loco man. He puts it out there. He'll do what the
Tea Party has been thinking all these years. I'm buying
bullets, not to use them, they are just going to quadruple in price either way
in November. Mitt and Ryan will either start a war, or if they loose, the Tea
party is going to completly loose thier bannanas with doomsday predictions.I'm stocking up. I'll be rich!
@A1994Senator Angle? Senator O'Donnell? The only reason the Democrats
have the senate is because the tea party nominated loons in some of the states.
Meanwhile Indiana is now in play because the tea party kicked out Lugar,
Missouri elected the one who does worst head to head aggainst McCaskill and
wisconsin is about to not vote for Thompson.Nobody is saying the
bush tax cuts caused the recession... just that they've had no
substantively good impact seeing as the 2000s were the decade with the worst job
At least the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin knows how to spell budget and get
it passed through the United States House of Representatives. Is everything
perfect? Probably not but it is a valid attempt at doing something for our
country. Instead, the President has a blank checkbook and writes checks without
a signature, at will. We are now left with $5-6 trillion of new debt since the
President took office. He should have done something in the past 1000 plus
days. He should have had a Secretary of the Treasury that paid taxes and could
be trusted. Neither the President or the Treasurer know how to run a business
and the government at all levels that get federal funding should be run by a
President and Treasurer that know that a lot of hard working people cannot keep
on doling more money everyday to a government that doesn't become solvent.
The President just wants to keep handing out more money for losing causes. He
waited for the drought to get worse in the summer before he now states he wants
to help. Farmers as about the most conservative of any group and right before
the DNC convention.
Pandering to the Tea Party.
This is a great pick. Conservatives like it, because Paul Ryan is REALLY
conservative. And liberals like it, because Paul Ryan essentially guarantees us
four more years. Seriously, though, Ryan's a smart guy, and a policy
guy, and this means we'll really have a genuine discussion about economics
in this election. That's all to the good.
Apparently Obama made the same mistake of announcing Biden as the next
President, but even worse he had the idea that he could be President. Romney -
Ryan sounds like a great combination, plus the fact that Romney isn't
threaten by having intelligent and capable people around him. That beat
the 'the woman behind the curtain' in the White House calling the
shots for Obama.
Actually the second in command of a naval vessel, particularly in the British
Royal Navy, is referred to as Number One, not number two.
This is a choice that seems aimed at energizing the Republican Base.
Unfortunately it may also energize the Democratic Base as well. What
I like about Ryan is that he doesn't try to be on both sides of every issue
at the same time as the guy at the top of ticket is wont to do. I think this
will bring about an honest debate about the economy. Since Joe Biden
also seems to have a reputation for saying what he thinks, maybe we can let
Obama and Romney take a breather and let the VPs debate. I would certainly buy a
ticket to that.
Don17... none of those numbers you continually present mean a dang thing when
they are not presented in any kind of context. It is like saying over 1 billion
burgers sold..... so what. Is that big, small, increasing, staying the same....
what?Here is the fact you need to present... and it bodes ill for
both Bush and Obama. Our national debt has risen from about 50% of GDP to over
100" of GDP. Most european nations (those not in like Spain and Greece) run
at about 80% of GDP. We have a government that costs us more, but provides us
less in services. In Europe, they have varying forms of universal health
care... and it cost about 30% less than out system. They offer mass transit
systems that easily dwarf our own, and yet each tax payer pays less.We have huge problems with our government.... it is we are not getting value
for what we spend. Lets get this argument out of the polarized corners and
back into real pragmatic solutions that both parties could live with. Ryan isn't that guy. He is as partisan as surely as the moon will
rise tonight. No one be fooled.
he should have chosen a minority, or woman or both like condoleeza rice. that
would have been a better move politically, i have never heard of this guy. Colin
Powell would be a better choice too, or Conservative Dr. William "Bill"
Wow, Romney picked Ryan as his running mate, no big deal. Check the dutys of
the Vice President, there are not many. It is a dead end office unless the
President dies, in the mean time the VP just gets rolled out to do a little spin
in bad situations and to attend important funerals. Unless like President Bush
you turn the presidency over to the VP like he did with Dick Cheney there is not
much to the office unless the President dies. Unless Ryan becomes another Sarah
Palin and entertains the counrty he like her is just another talking head with
out any power.
@SLMG" It is a dead end office unless the President dies,"Well gee, that's rather important, wouldn't you think? This
pick shows that Romney, despite his running away from it today, the principles
of the Ryan budget that primarily puts the onus of deficit reduction (not
balancing, their plans are nowhere near a balanced budget) on the poor and
elderly while increasing defense spending and tax cuts for the rich while
getting rid of key tax credits used by people at the bottom like the child tax
To:Utah Blue Devil:Appreciate your comments! As you know 200 words
doesn't allow for alot of depth and discussion on any particular point. I
will state though, that in the hundreds of posts I have sent to the DN, your
points have been discussed at varying times. Though we may not agree on alot of
points I am one who looks forward to reading your posts! Go Duke!
Someone said Ryan prefers to give people a "hand up" rather than a
"hand out". You mean such as public education, student loans
at the same loan rates that banks get, or unemployment benefits and job training
when your job is shipped overseas?Are the handouts going to no bid
contracts again when Mitt starts a war on Iran?A republican vote is
a vote for war.
If Paul Ryan is Romney's No. 2, who does he trust more as his No. 1?
@JWBSmall point, but the US Treasurer and the US Treasury Secretary
are two different people. I assume you meant the Treasury Secretary, but your
post is not clear. The Treasurer decides what our money looks like; the
Treasury Secretary manages all fiscal policy for the US Government.
To basket case 9:30 a.m. Aug. 11, 2012@Furry1993If you
don't support either candidate, you are part of the problem. A no vote is
essentially a vote for obama. -------------------------------Please tell me why I should vote for a candidate I deem to be
unqualified, incompetent, unethical, and a detrmient/disaster to the United
States and its people. That's what I think about BOTH the President and
Mitt. I am too ethical, and care too much for my country, to vote for either of
them. That's why I will vote for my border collie -- at least she's
an honorable being.- - - - - - - - - Good politicians?
More like an embarrassment of epic proportions. At least with Romney/Ryan I
won't have to witness any bowing and apologizing for our country. Why would
you say Romney is not a good politician?---------------------Which Romney? He changes every time he turns around. If you don't
like him now, wait 5 minutes -- you might like him then. He's just one
more mendacious, unethical politician -- no better than any other. Flip. Flop.
@atl134You named two Senate seats the GOP lost in 2010. What about
the 63 House seats they won? 63!!! It was the worst midterm loss since 1938!
The Democrats should be afraid of Ryan, not trying to marginalize him. This
isn't a Sarah Palin pick. This guy is well read and articulate and has
done something the Senate has failed to do in three years and that is produce a
federal budget plan. THREE YEARS!!! (Which, incidentally is how long the
unemployment rate has been above 8%.)Please no more 'Baghdad
Bob' excuses and explanations for this administration and economy. The
evidence is overwhelming. Romney/Ryan is the most qualified ticket for the
White House in decades.
@A1994The Democrats are in no way going to "marginalize"
Ryan. The fact is, even if he hadn't have been the pick for VP, the
Democrats were already pinning his disaster of a budget proposal on Mitt and the
entire Republican party. Trust me, Paul Ryan will now become the more focal
point of this election for the next few weeks. He will be all the Obama
campaign talks about. His policy ideas are OVERWHELMINGLY unpopoular in any
poll you can conjure. A complete dismantling of the Medicare
system, turning it into a private voucher system. Which incidentally, will work
extremely well for insurance companies if accompanied by a President Romney
throwing out "Obamacare." Do you think elderly Americans, who are
typically already dealing with health issues/numerous prescriptions, will be
able to find a reasonably priced insurance policy when insurance companies are
no longer required to accept pre-existing conditions!But it's
easy to see what Mitt is doing. He'll be voting for Ryan in 2016.
Afterall, Ryan wants to eliminate ALL Capital Gains taxes, which account for
almost 10% on average of total federal tax revenue. Mitt would be paying 0%
efficitve tax rate!
"...The unemployment rate was 5.5% average for all 8 years of
Bush...".President Bush did not hand-off the average
unemployment rate to President Obama, President Bush left President Obama with
an economy that was cratering. From December 2007 when the
recession started to December 2008, an additional 3.6 million people became
doesn't matter - Even Ronald Reagan couldn't win with the 2012 voting
public in this country. People don't know the issues and they don't
care either. Obama promises free lunch to all and people are dumb enough to buy
it. America is toast!!!
I just saw a conference by the Migration Policy Institute on Obama's
executive amnesty. Doris Meissner says 58% who who can apply are already
working. Assurances were made that criminal employers will not be targeted when
the illegals report that they have been working. Same for the other illegal
family members. The felonies of lying on an I-9 form, tax evasion, identity
theft are all waived if you're illegal. It would send a citizen to jail.
The web of crimes Obama is giving a pass for just keeps metastasizing.
LetsDebate,Probably either God or Ann Romney, which would be a good
thing in either case.Consider-"We have no government
armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality
and religion... Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." -John AdamsWhen men and women fulfil their marital responsibilities, it fosters
more than a popular or arbitrary social contract; it builds a sacred union not
to be trifled with. Ideally, a man relies on his wife for moral, familiar,
physical, and psychological support- as his wife also relies on him for such.
Without women and our religious convictions, our passions most certainly might
run wild and unrestrained. If a single man (never married) ran for president, I
wouldn't vote for him based on that single factor alone. Any married person
ought to understand that logic. I wouldn't vote for someone who hadn't
had children either. A person's intelligence does not alone qualify an
ability to govern. 1 Timothy, chapter 3 qualifies the Bishop by the order in his
house.I wouldn't want the VP to be #1
Ryan isn't just part of the problem he is the problem.Elected
in '98.Belonged to the Repub caucus during the 2001-2007 run: Bush,
Repub Senate, Repub HouseTook US from $237,000,000,000 surplus in 2001
budget to $260,000,000 deficit in 2006 budget. Bush only vetoed 1 bill during
that stretch. That's a 1/2 trillion dollar swing from surplus to debt/Ryan voted in lockstep for all the tax cuts and all the spending from
2001-2008.Ryan walked away from the compromise and allowed America to lose
its AAA credit rating for the first time in our history.Ryan wrote his
voodoo economic plan down and will now have to defend it along with his boss.Ryan is toast.
Ryan isn't a politician - he is actually the smartest guy in the room in
any discussion regarding economics. Ryan is the real deal - a man that really
knows budgets and economies as opposed to the Obama ticket that is nothing but a
bunch of empty suits. Does America want a shallow politician or do they want a
team of "Economic engineers" that can really fix this mess? My guess is
- people will elect the shallow socialists. Sad era for this country indeed.