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Does It Matter that Paul Ryan Is on the GOP Ticket?

Sharon508 Wrote: Aug 12, 2012 1:36 PM
Daniel said: "Here are two reasons why I’m worried. Both Romney and Ryan are somewhat sympathetic to a value-added tax." I don't think we need to worry about a VAT. If Romney and Ryan care about the people, which we should find out quickly if they do win, then they will listen to the people...which is something this administration has not, and never will. listen to the people. Case in point: Both the stimulus and health care to name just two.

The honest answer is that it probably means nothing. I don’t think there’s been an election in my lifetime that was impacted by the second person on a presidential ticket.

And a quick look at Intrade.com shows that Ryan’s selection hasn’t (at least yet) moved the needle. Obama is still in the high 50s.

Moreover, the person who becomes Vice President usually plays only a minor role in Administration policy.

With those caveats out of the way, the Ryan pick is mostly good news.

Here are the reasons why I’m happy.