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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Mitt Romney is spending his summer doing exactly what a presidential candidate doesn’t want to be doing: wooing his base.

The only groups of people among whom he’s confidently leading are married white men and women, and yet his attacks on welfare and the birth control mandate appeal pretty much only to married white and women. For a guy who was planning on being an Etch-a-Sketch, he’s only shaking himself further to right, trying to win over the people who are going to vote for him anyway. He’s badly in need of some improvement to his image and his running mate pick is his best chance.

The problem is his base wants him to pick one man: Paul Ryan. The Wall Street Journal took the extraordinary step of endorsing the Wisconsin congressman as the GOP’s vice-presidential nominee on its Wednesday editorial page: “The case for Mr. Ryan is that he best exemplifies the nature and stakes of this election.”

If that’s true, Mitt Romney is in trouble. Here’s why he will never pick Paul Ryan to be the Cheney to his Bush. (And if he does, why it will be a terrible blunder.)

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61 Responses to Five Reasons That Paul Ryan Won’t Be Mitt’s Running Mate

  1. INTERESTING

    I hear that even JC himself is being considered as Mitten’s running mate, but even with that level of support there is only so much a VP candidate can do.

    Been informed that there was attempt to revive Ronald Reagan for his help, but there was too much resistance over the matter. Trouble was it was Reagan himself doing all of the protesting.

  2. Come on! “For activist Democrats, Paul Ryan is the symbol of everything that’s wrong with a shrill, heartless GOP that cares only about easing the tax burden on the richest at the expense of everyone else.” One of your five reasons why the GOP presumptive candidate won’t pick a young, charismatic midwesterner is “Activist Democrats”…all I can say is learn to count, Jason, and you won’t look such a fool.

    As filled with shrill, heartless and untruthful electioneering as this election has become; smearing folks in advance seems to be just par for the course. May “Activist Democrats” go the way of “Community Organizers” and please leave future elections for the (registered) citizens to decide.

    My geuss is that “Activist Democrats” may so shame the regular democratic base with their “lies, damn lies and statistics” that they may not show up on election day.

  3. Mit Romney Is Damned If He Does And Damned If He Don’t! What Will Mit Romney Do When Word Gets Out That Mit Is A Citizen Of Mexico? He Has Never Denounced His Mexican CitizenShip!!

    Mit Has Been Ordained By GOD To Be President. Just READ The Book Of Mormon, And The Pearl of Great Price.

    In The Next Life, Mit Go To The Celestial Kingdom, Where HE Will BE A God of His Own World.

    If I Am Wrong About Any Of This, Please, Correct Where I Am Wrong!

  4. Please! Please! Mr. Romney! Pick Ryan as your running mate. He will snap the Life Blood from the 50 Million People who are officially classified as Poor; and, dispense with those Greedy Seniors who really don’t need Social Security or Medicare. Heck, I know a couple of Millionaires collecting social security.

    And, oh, the leaches that work in the Public Sector; he will rid the Nation of those unnecessary Educators, Fire, Police, and City Workers that just hang on a shovel somewhere; or, eat Donuts and Drink Coffee. Them Teachers just hang out at Starbucks and Panera’s, sucking down coffee, and gossiping about Parents and the Kids. And, you know what? Educational Scores haven’t improved much, if any, in over 40 years.

    Ryan is a good Union Buster. Maybe, he can, “Bust,” the Teacher’s Union. Participatory Democracy – – any Democracy – – is a relic of the Past. It doesn’t exist here in the U.S. Today.
    The Minions lost it themselves – – those un-enlightened Fools. They haven’t had a clue what has been happening to them and their Country for, “nie on,” 30 years now.

    Everybody knows that Democracy is too slow and cumbersome. It slows down the process of making money. It also feeds the notion that Hope, and the American Dream are still alive. Ha! Ha! Ha!

    After Ryan’s 8 year stint as VP; we can all look forward to his Presidency. That’s when the Neo-Cons will really, “kick ass!”

        • You guys just aren’t keeping up with the news.. As Robme has changed his mind on every issue according to his audience, since his trip abroad, he has now decided to also change his name and sex..

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        • Really? There is an instance in your memory where she appeared to be an intelligent well informed person? Was that when she said, (in Boston) that Paul made his mid night ride to warn settlers that the red coats were coming to take away their guns? Was that when she said she was keeping an eye on those Russians from her porch in AK?

          Why have we set the bar so low for our elected officials?

          • Was that the same day that barak claimed that we had 57 states or in June when biteme told a HS commencement that just around the corner we would have sustainable crops that don’t need soil or water?? Yep that’s a real brain trust.
            As to Paul Revere ts appears that you FAILED history classes in the 5th grade. The British were in FACT coming to take away their guns and ammo. What did you think they were doing shopping for school supplies???
            That’s the problem we let anyone vote who can’t even count to 5

          • It wasn’t even close. bite me looked a deer in the head lights. His direction from Obama was not to say anything stupid so that forced him to stand there and smile

    • I suspect that you will be among the first ones he is going to get rid of, so you better shine your ass so he can kick it.

    • Well, Paul Ryan is Romney’s running mate. While I admire Paul’s courage in putting together a plan that offers an alternative to what we have today, and he is willing to stand by his convictions, Rep Ryan is the kiss of death for Mitt Romney. One of the few constituencies that was still evenly split between Obama and Romney are senior citizens. The chances of most seniors voting for a ticket that includes the man who plans to dismantle MEDICARE are slim to none. Ryan’s plan states the change would not affect Americans 55 or older, the problem is that when you remove FICA contributors younger than 55 from MEDICARE you deprive the system of the funding it needs to function. Barring a plan to raise taxes to offset the loss of MEDICARE funding, a plan to borrow from the Chine to pay for the medical services of those who would remain on MEDICARE, or euthanasia, the entire system would collapse if Ryan’s plan is implemented. Adios Mitt, it was nice seeing you…

    • The poor will be you and all the people who think like you soon and very soon. You are the greedy and the real needy that is what you donot understand yet but you will i hope i donot laugh when it hits

  5. If there are any doubts in the minds of moderate Democrats and Independents as to who to vote for, the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan will dispel them instantly. However, from a very pragmatic perspective the selection of a person like Paul Ryan or Jeb Bush is exactly what Mitt Romney needs to rally his base and conservative Independents. There is no question that people like myself will come down like a ton of bricks on the architect of privatizing SS and dismantling MEDICARE, but since there is no chance in Hell of people like me voting for Romney, Mitt may be inclined to choose someone with the conservative credentials he needs to have credibility in a party that has moved to the right of Attila the Hun.

  6. Ryan makes enemies every time he goes outside the Republican bubble. Look at what happened with the Catholics when he spoke at Georgetown U. He said his approach is rooted in Catholic tradition and the nuns immediately got on a bus to campagin against his plan. If he is slected as a VP he will energize the left wing of the democratic party,and get everyone more jazzed for Obama.
    Ryan represents the social darwinistic veiw of the republican party that has divided everyone into winners and loosers. The 1% being the real winners get all the largess of the treasury, and the lower middle to poor get nothing because they are so undeserving. The only value that the poor, and lower middle class has for the republicans is that they provide human fodder for the military used to protect their assets around the world like oil and trade routes, and also prevent insurgents in distant contries from nationalizing companies owned by them. What is amazing to me is that the 1% think they need more. The Koch bros estimated fourtune is around 50 billion. They were not self starters and had a big pharma company given to them by thier parents, yet they are union busters and begurdge anyone from making even a little more or geting better benefits.
    It also amazes me that these people think they are doing this for god, and people like Ryan have reinvented Jesus into a warlike, uncaring, mean spirited venal, miserly, selfesh icon so they can say they are doing this is his image, and the evangelicals who think they are the true belivers go along with this. They also don’t believe anymore that Jesus was the embidiment of kindness and compassion and came to bring more love to the world and to lift the poor up.
    Now its all about the money, and the upper 1% has got the them to belive that if we give to the poor and destitude it’s comming out of their pocket. This is really what Ryan has done and why he is unfit for higher office, and why republicans are truly unfit for the highest office.

  7. The article makes some sense to me. Romney is now down 7-9 points in most polls. He does have an empathy gap problem and I’m sure he and his staff know it. Selecting Mr. give-seniors-a-coupon-and-wish-them-luck-in-the-private-health-insurance-market is not exactly going to help. Plus, Ryan can’t run away from his little Ayn Rand problem either. I’ve heard the long audio tape of him remarking that she was an inspiration to him and a big reason for him getting into politics. On that tape, he actually says that he gives a copy of Atlas Shrugged to all new staffers to read. Having a running mate who admires Cruella Deville is one thing; that he can easily be proven a liar over it kind of complicates things a little.

    Kenneth the page (Bobby Jindal) is out.

    Chris Christy has a couple of problems. He’s a mean mouthed, ill tempered, loose cannon who insults voters and media alike, on a regular basis. His lesser problem is pretty unique and Anne Poltergeist once remarked on it, and she was serious. The man is so morbidly obese that he’s almost a physical distraction. Normally, a candidate’s looks and body type are no factor at all…….within reason. Being fat isn’t a problem, but Christy is well beyond that and I think it’s a factor at some point, albeit small.

    Which leaves Portman and Pawlenty, as boring as that sounds if you like politics.

    • There are several reasons why I think that the Romney candidacy may be going down in flames, not the least of which is the tendency of anti Obama posters on this site to resort to name calling and insults rather than stating any reason for supporting Mitt Romney. I believe it’s possible, given the controversy about the Romney income tax returns, that the Republican Party may feel the need to select another candidate.

      • Wow! Talk about a shocker if that happened. The cable news networks would go live for 24 hours straight for about a week. The talking head’s desks would be cluttered with 5 hour energy bottles and coffee.

        I think that may have happened to the Democrats in 1972….not sure. Wasn’t it Ed Muskie who got replaced by George Mcgovern? Muskie broke down weeping on the campaign trail or something and was considered unstable. I might be wrong.

        If the Dems pound and pound Romney over this, and then possibly begin leaking damaging info that they have on those returns—and Romney still refuses—who knows? I’ve never seen the Democrats fight this brutal and dirty before…..ever, and they always seem a step ahead of the Romney campaign. This is really Republican election politics that the Dems are practising. Somewhere Lee Atwater is nodding in respect that the other party has adopted his tactics.

      • I think it is too late for the GOP to change horses, but I am sure most Republicans wish they could nominate someone else. Don’t be surprised if Romney picks someone nobody has thought of. A person that would send shockwaves throughout the USA would be Jeb Bush. Other than sharing the same surname, there is no similarity between him and W, and selecting someone with solid conservative credentials may prove to be a lifesaver for Mitt who has no credibility within his own party. Needless to say, Jeb also has a lot of name recognition and a credible track record. The problem for Romney is that if he wins with a running mate like Jeb Bush, his party will consider him a figurehead and would defer to the VP for leadership.

    • Too many big macs I’m guessing.. But big macs don’t bloat heads and that’s the true focus of this toads obesity..

      Also as you stated, “A candidate’s looks and body type are no factor at all.”..

      You’d be surprised how many air heads determine their votes on just those points alone. These types are easy to identify as most are teepeers and teepeers are:

  8. Useful idiot du jour, Jason Sattler, is at it again. It’s a good thing that neither Romney nor any other politician, right or left, gives a damn about what Jason Sattler, a back-bencher in the lowest minor league around, has to say about what they should or should not do. hehehehehehehehehehe

    Have a nice day!

    “Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
    the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,
    its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery..”
    — Winston Churchill

      • aj… you wouldn’t know a conservative thought if it was a sledge hammer pounding away on your head… I’m just sayin…

        Have a nice day!

        “Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
        the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,
        its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery..”
        — Winston Churchill

        • Anyone who things Obama is a socialist doesn’t know what socialism is. His domestic policies have been to the right of Eisenhower, Nixon and even Reagan.

          But keep drinking that Kool-aid.

          • Tou…..

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            Good one, Tou… Good one..

            Got anymore jokes that good?

            STRONG RECOMMENDATION: Go see "2016 The Movie" and then come back to me with your real impression. Obozo, Love him or hate him, you don't know him.

            Have a nice day!

            "Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
            the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,
            its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.."
            — Winston Churchill

          • Under Eisenhower the top marginal income tax rate was 91%. Nixon introduced a national healthcare system funded by an employer mandate and also introduced price controls and tax increases. Reagan raised taxes twice.

            And while you’re quoting Churchill, you might want to read about his support for “The People’s Budget” which introduced inheritance and land taxes for the first time in British history, and raised taxes on the wealthy.

            And why would I want to watch a right-wing propaganda film?

          • Under Eisenhower the top marginal tax rate was 92%. Nixon introduced a national healthcare plan funded by an employer mandate. He also instituted wage and price controls and raised taxes. He also created the Environmental Protection Agency, a new regulatory body. Reagan also raised taxes twice.

            Secondly, while you’re quoting Winston Churchill you might want to read about his support for “The People’s Budget” which introduced new land and inheritance taxes on the rich to redistribute money to the poor. You might also want to read about his disastrous support for the Gold Standard.

            And why would I want to watch a right-wing propaganda film whose specific claims have been thoroughly discredited? If I want to be lied to, I’ll read World Net Daily for free.

            Have a nice day yourself.

          • Keep telling yourself that, Tou… NO ONE …. NO ONE pays 92% of their income in taxes. You idiots on the left keep quoting this as though it’s some sort of panacea without ever realizing 2 key points:

            1) No human being would work knowing that 92% of what they earn would be confiscated, unless they were a slave under threat of the whip or gun. Hmmmmm….
            2) Marginal tax rates are quoted by idiots like you that forget the most important tax rate is the “effective” tax rate.

            There have only been 2 conservative presidents since 1920, Coolidge and Reagan. Every other one, DemoncRAT or Repub, have been progressives to one degree or another. And Reagan, in case you don’t remember, dropped Jimmy The Wimp Carter’s tax rates down to 28% and flattened the code. Coolidge cut government spending and taxes and gave us the roaring 20’s. Reagan gave us the roaring 80’s and death of the Soviet Union. Those 2 are the greatest presidents of the past 100 years. Unfortunately for Reagan, he had Tip O’Niel and progressives in both parties in the Congress who lied when they promised spending cuts.

            You’re right… why would you ever want to learn a different viewpoint? You feel safe in your own foolishness and ignorance, so stay that way. Why challenge yourself?

            Keep your head in the sand, boy!

            Have a nice day!

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            “Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
            the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,
            its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery..”
            — Winston Churchill

          • I broke a few ligaments myself LAUGHING at what this guy brought himself to (foolishly) say. I didn’t have too many “good” ligaments left after what that other buffoon wrote a few days ago: that he would have voted Republican if the Party had picked someone else for their presidential candidate…
            They will say ANYTHING, ObozoMustGo, to follow the Hamelin Boz., er, Piper as the useful idiots that they are.

          • Ed… got that one right… sometimes it’s easy to see how these fools are SOOOO confused that they believe their confusion is actually enlightement! All you can do is laugh at them. It’s almost sad…. NOT! Idiots are always entertaining. 🙂

            Dealing with such morons of enlightenment, I’m reminded of my favorite poem, which I posted in it’s entirety in another area today, Rudyard Kiplings “Gods of the Copybook Headings”… below is the final segment…. enjoy!

            As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man—
            There are only four things certain since Social Progress began:—
            That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her mire,
            And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wobbling back to the Fire;
            And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
            When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
            As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
            The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

            Have a nice weekend!

            “Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
            the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,
            its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery..”
            — Winston Churchill

  9. The WHOLE Democrap Party doesn’t have ANYBODY with the intellect and brightness of Paul Ryan.
    That, along with the fact that they know the Republicans will win by a landslide in November, is what makes the Democraps say and do ANYTHING to divert the electorate’s attention from the real issue in this election: This is all about Obama and whether he is taking the Nation in the WRONG direction …

    • Intellect and brightness??? You’re sure we’re talking about the same person?? You would take this country back to the middle ages with this arrogant, know nothing!!

      • highpckts: I can’t take this country back to the “middle ages”; Obummer is in charge of doing that and useful id…s like you have not noticed (or don’t care !)

  10. Ryan presents several problems for Mitt as the artlcle clearly points out. For the me the obvious is that Ryan is too strong from Mitt. The extreme right would love having him as VP to keep hapless Mitt on script. Stranger things have happen before, but I just don’t see the campaign picking someone who would stand out over Mitt. He will go for a safe bet and come up with a warm body that won’t make waves. Picking a loose cannon like the Senator from Arizona did last time had predictable results. Of course we are talking about the Republican Party here so who knows???

  11. OMG! Talk about Misfit Romney’s slim pickings for running mate! Paul Ryan, Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and/or Condaleeza Rice! Either way, he’s going to look like a complete moronic idiot! HPLMAO!

  12. One thing Romney has going for him is that if he picked a 3rd grader as his running mate that child would be smarter and would have a better grasp of reality that Joe Biteme, the village idiot

  13. “To America, Ryan is another boring white guy in a suit from a rich family. ”

    Among those who know who Ryan is, it’s fairly common knowledge that he’s not “from a rich family.” Ironically, after his father died of a heart attack when Ryan was 16, he received SS survivor benefits until he turned 18. He used the money to pay for college.

    It would almost be better for Ryan if he were a “boring white guy in a suit from a rich family,” because he is now fighting to deprive others, in a bad economy, of the very benefits which enabled him to make a success of himself.

  14. Willard Mitt Romney AND PAUL RYAN WOULD BE A WINNING PICK FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA TO BE PRESIDENT AGAIN HOW MANY PEOPLE WANT TO BUY VOUCHERS FOR MEDICARE HE’S GOING TO CHOOSE THE RYAN PLAN WHICH WILL PUT US IN THE HOLE !!!! HE WANTS THE RETIREMENT AGE TO BE 70’SO THAT WAY MOST PEOPLE WON’T LIVE LONG TO GET SOCICALSECURITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!NO WONDER WALL STREET WANT’S HIM TO BE VP SO THETYCAN HAVE NO REGULATIONS AND IT WILL BE THE RICH GET TAKING CARE OFF THERE WILL BE NO MORE MIDDLE-CLASS ANYMORE IT WILL BE THE RICH GET RICHER THAT’S ALL BOTH OF THEM CARE ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!! THEY WILL DO AWAY WITH ALL REGULATION THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA DID THAT’S WHAT STARTED THIS MESS IN TGE FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD LUCK SELLING THIS TOO THE 98% OF THE PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES GET READY TO PAY $2.000 MORE OUT OF YOUR CHECK SO THE RICH CAN HAVE THEIR’S LIKE THEYREALLY NEED IT MORE THAN THE HARD WORKING AMERCIANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Wow!!!!! Mitt Romney is really showing Americans exactly what he thinks about the middle class. Because Paul Ryan think nothing if the middle class only more for the wealthiest in America. Please I urge all to vote to re-elect president Obama 2012. We need to take back the House of Rep so we can get something passed to really help the middle class. This Ryan want to cut every thing and give to the rich, Romney and Ryan is more of the same like George Bush and Cheney. Remember what and who led us in this hole . VOTE DEMOCRATS VOTE FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA 2012..

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