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New Yorker: Paul Ryan - Mitt's Risky Pick

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After spending weeks looking into Ryan’s history for The New Yorker, visiting his home town, and interviewing him twice, I am genuinely surprised that Romney chose him. First, let’s tally the risks of a Ryan pick.

For one thing, Ryan has no significant private-sector experience. Besides summer jobs working at McDonald’s or at his family’s construction company, or waiting tables as a young Washington staffer, Ryan has none of the business-world experience Romney frequently touts as essential for governing. In the run-up to his first campaign for Congress, in 1998, that gap was enough of a concern for Ryan that he briefly became a “marketing consultant” at the family business, an obvious bit of résumé puffing.

But Ryan’s Washington experience is also light, at least for a potential President. . .

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I, for one, don't see the risk,

Willard's a loser,
whoever he picks.

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Paul Ryan and Sarah Palin have much in common.

They were both chosen by losers, and they are both losers.

Paul Ryan v. Sarah Palin
By Emily Bazelon - Posted Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at 10:36 AM E
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2012/08/11/paul_ryan_v_...

Romney’s choice of Ryan will

Romney’s choice of Ryan will undoubtedly be criticized as capitulation to the right, and this pick does seem to demonstrate that Romney is not able or willing to distance himself from the base of his party.

The most salient point about his choice of Ryan as his "presumed" running mate is that Romney still hasn't solidified the base of the party behind him. The base of the party, other than the country club Republicans who don't care, knows that Romney is a political chameleon and don't like him much. So, Romney is behind in the polls and still courting the GOP base. That is very bad news for someone who is behind in the polls. Ryan will also do nothing to court independents and conservative Dems dissatisfied with Obama.

In short, picking Ryan proves that Romney is sure loser in November.

New Yorker article.

This article is written by a neocon who has the audacity to write that Romney has WON the nomination already.

"So what’s the potential upside? Romney seems to have realized that his spring and summer strategies have been a failure. Since winning the nomination, Romney’s plan has been to turn the election into a simple referendum on Barack Obama"

Why the flood of news about

Why the flood of news about Paul Ryan? Why does their need to be more then one story on the front page?

Agreed.

Agreed.

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.