Romney’s choice of Ryan also shows that his strategists made the decision that this election will be won in the “Heartland of America” with Midwestern values. The Midwest has been ignored for decades. Midwesterners are starving for attention. This is a brilliant move. Romney has drawn a line in the sand. This is a battle cry for every Midwestern, Catholic/Christian, suburban, hunter, fisher, NASCAR/NFL lover (especially if you love the Green Bay Packers), "married with kids" American voter. There aint no foolin’ around here.
Romney will win this election by out-raising and out-spending Obama to bring out record numbers of those disillusioned by Obama’s lies and divisiveness- white, middle class, Catholic/Christian, suburban, married, and those voters who regardless of race, religion, or location, believe in those values that have made America the greatest nation on earth. Ryan makes it clear that if you vote for Romney, you won't get something for nothing, money doesn't grow on trees, and the way to solve a debt crisis is not with more spending and debt.
Romney is gambling that the battle will be won in the Midwest- Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa (with Pennsylvania thrown in for good measure). Can Romney sweep those states? Ask Governor Scott Walker, who passed major union reforms in Wisconsin and later won his recall by a landslide. Congressman Paul Ryan has won by landslides year after year in a pro-union, heavily Democratic, Wisconsin Congressional district. Ryan knows how to win over moderate, independent, married with children voters who hunt, fish, and go to church on Sundays.
But most importantly, as a former Vice Presidential candidate myself, I have advice for how Romney can put Paul Ryan's brainpower and policy wonk talents to use. Earlier today I watched Congressman Ryan on YouTube debating and making mince-meat of both President Obama and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz on the topic of Obamacare. This guy is seriously smart. As in “boy genius” smart. So here’s my advice…
Turn policy genius Paul Ryan into “Obama’s Shadow.” Send Ryan to criss-cross the nation to shadow Obama's every move. Wherever Obama speaks, Ryan follows- in the same town, only hours or a day later. Ryan’s job is to intelligently rebut everything Obama says. To call Obama on his lies and fraudulent math. To expose Obama for the phony he is. To show by comparison that Obama is only a good talker, but he’s not as smart as advertised. Ryan is the real deal- he actually is the smartest guy in the room. Put him side by side with Obama to prove it.
Ryan will make damn sure Obama never again gets away with lies, misstatements, "cooked books," or bribery to win votes. Ryan will expose Obama as a phony- in the same town, and on the same local evening news. Ryan proves that Obama is full of hot air. Ryan unmasks him and proves that Obama's math is fraudulent. Ryan turns Obama into "the emperor with no clothes."
This is Paul Ryan’s role of a lifetime. He is the brightest policy wonk in America. Unleash him to use his intelligence and mastery of facts to hound Obama and debunk Obama's tall tales. If there’s one man in America perfect for the job of debunking Obama’s economic lies, it’s Ryan. If there is one man perfect for framing in detail how Obama's ideas have damaged the U.S. economy and killed jobs, it's Ryan. If there is one man who can paint the devastating picture of what happens to our children and grandchildren if we follow Obama's plan for another 4 years, it's Ryan. YouTube the video of Ryan schooling Obama about the lies and math fraud of Obamacare. Ryan clearly knows more about Obamacare than Obama does. My educated guess is that Ryan knows more about every issue than Obama does.
Paul Ryan is Obama’s Shadow…and the real smartest guy in the room.