Originally posted by Southern Guardian
Does Romney want Wisconsin that badly? I hardly think Wisconsin is worth Romney risking Paul Ryan on his ticket.
I don't see that Ryan will be likely to give Romney enough of a boost to win there. He's not been elected to state-wide office (Governor or
Senator), so we only know that he's popular in his own district and at present in the polling Wisconsin is only barely still in play, Obama has a
pretty healthy lead there.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Rubio would have made more sense. I wonder if he was asked and said no.
I have a feeling Rubio would have turned it down if asked, and maybe did. He's still very young (not that Ryan isn't, but Rubio is younger still).
Rubio is looking to 2016 or even beyond that. I think he's probably realized being on this ticket could be a sure way of damaging any future
prospects at national office.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
I'm surprised he didn't go with Rubio.
But it's a good choice. Although it means he just lost Florida.
Florida is still very much a toss-up in the polling and has been trending more conservative in recent elections, though only just barely. Obama
winning there last time doesn't change the over-all trend of the place, that had more to do with who was on the ballot as anything. Even so, Romney
can win Florida and still lose the election, in fact it's still pretty hard for him to win the election even with Florida in his column. The
state-by-state polls are not looking good for him, even if the national polls are close.
Originally posted by AngryCymraeg
Isn't Ryan the idiot from Wisconsin who wants to effectively gut Medicare and whose budget ideas are utterly unrealistic? That Paul Ryan? Holy
underwear, is Romney really that clueless? He just seems to tack aimlessly about. Hmmm. Looks like the Romney Unit has more software problems than I
Yes, that's pretty much who he is. One of my friends, who is not only a political junkie but a pretty brilliant political prognosticator for these
things -- and also very liberal -- said to me last night that if he could have chosen any of the potential Republican VP nominees to put on their
ballot to give them the least chance of winning he would have picked Ryan for them. He's overjoyed by this. From his point of view the Obama
Campaign will have an easy time of painting a Romney/Ryan ticket as the guys you should elect if you want to crush the middle class and the poor and
further enrich the already wealthy. The ticket you should pick if you want to ensure that you have no safety net in place for you when you get old,
etc., etc. He's usually right about these things, I'm interested to see if he's right again.