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Paul Ryan as VP: The Explainer, or Top 'Mediscare' Target?

phorton Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 1:11 PM
Why isn't Santorum on the list? He would be the strongest in terms of being prepared to take the reigns. A no BS kind of a guy, up against an all BS kind of a guy.
Nana82 Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 5:32 PM
Santorum is double trouble for independents.

He is a fiscal, business-as-usual guy.

He is scary on social issues.

They see him as no improvement fiscally and a threat socially. That video of him saying "Contraception is not OK" would play on a continuous loop feed.

Ryan is brilliant if wonky and would destroy Joe Biden in the veep debate!
annfan_777 Wrote: Aug 11, 2012 5:24 AM
That is pure ignorance. Independents are clueless morons who voted for Obama in 2008. Screw them. Santorum would've made an excellent VP choice and an even better presidential choice.
anderson659 Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 1:15 PM
He may be on the list, I think these names are thrown out to keep the pundits entertained.
WhatsGoingOn Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 1:14 PM

He's a RINO and has no executive experience, no business experience, and also like Owebummer, is a Washington insider.
WhatsGoingOn Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 1:15 PM

He's better than Owebummer, I will grant you that, but he is nowhere near good enough.

There's significant "Veepstakes" buzz building around Paul Ryan, reports National Review's Robert Costa:

These days, you hear it everywhere — from Republican donors and veteran operatives, and at Capitol Hill watering holes. A few weeks ago, it was a wishful rumor floating in the Beltway ether. Now, sources close to the Romney campaign say it’s for real, that the taciturn former Massachusetts governor is quietly warming to the idea. Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the budget king of the GOP, may be Mitt Romney’s veep ... Behind the scenes, Ryan’s stock has been steadily rising....