Saturday, August 11, 2012

Mitt Romney Selects Paul Ryan as VP Candidate

From AP (8/11/2012):

AP source: Romney picks Ryan for running mate

Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate, according to a Republican with knowledge of the development. They will appear together Saturday in Norfolk, Va., at the start of a four-state bus tour to introduce the newly minted GOP ticket to the nation.

The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because this person was not authorized to disclose the decision.

In a statement issued Friday night, Romney's campaign would say only that the running mate would be revealed at 9 a.m. EDT at the Nauticus Museum. Berthed at the museum is the USS Wisconsin - which offered a hint about Romney's choice.


Ryan, 42, is viewed by some in the Republican Party as a bridge between the buttoned-up GOP establishment and a riled-up tea party movement that has never warmed to Romney.

As the chairman of the House Budget Committee, Ryan could help Romney make the argument that only the GOP ticket knows how to turn around a nation in the midst of a sluggish economic recovery. As talk about Ryan swirled this week, Democrats have been castigating Romney for embracing the Ryan-sponsored budget proposal that critics say is painful to the poor and elderly. It was a sign of the line of attack to come.

The move also now links Romney directly with House Republicans, including no-compromise tea partyers who have pressed for deep spending cuts. Obama has been casting House Republicans as an impediment to progress in the often-gridlocked Washington.

At the same time, Ryan on the ticket could help Romney become more competitive in Wisconsin, a state Obama won handily four years ago but that could be much tighter this November.

(Full article at the link)

(Phew. Glad it was not General "Betray Us" Petraeus or Condi "Mushroom cloud" Rice...)


Michele said...

Has the selection of Paul Ryan been approved by Grover Norquist? The Tea Party will cut their own throats in order to get rid of that "Uppity Black Man" in the White House.

Anonymous said...

All you need to know about disinformation and propoganda ..


wren said...

Good pick as far as I am concerned.

Anonymous said...

When you see hysteric attacks from the Obama side, you will know it's a good pick.

Anonymous said...

Yawn. Obromney versus Rombama? The usual quadrennial false choice between representatives of the two factions of the single business, war and national security state party. Or as Galloway more memorably put it, between the two cheeks of the same backside.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Mittens vs O'Bama: Two sides of the same coin. November 2012 is the election of no choice. Who ever wins, the american people and freedom, lose. Its sure to be a lose-lose FUBAR election.

Remember the Simpsons episode when two aliens Kang and Kodos hijack the US election, and humanity has the choice of which leader will enslave them:
"I voted for Kodos"

Or perhaps you prefer the Futurama version, where the two candidates are clones
"The c-span9 debate" which I can't locate a working clip. Its in the episode "A head in the polls"

wren said...

Anonymous at 11:47,

I prefer the South Park version, where it is a choice between a turd sandwich and a giant douche.

The Obama campaign stole their campaign theme from that episode, btw -- another fact not reported by the msm. ;-)

Cgeck out Cartman's turd sandwich slogan from 2004.

wren said...

I forgot how good that episode was.

The debate.

Anonymous said...

Oh please, the US political system is totally corrupt. And controlled, always has been (for a long time) by You Know Who. Candidate A or B, both vile AIPAC puppet ghouls.

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