Thoughts on Paul Ryan and a 20-minute SpeechSubmitted by ultimation on Sun, 08/12/2012 - 00:02
Reports starting coming in Friday night that widely presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would announce his Vice President pick Paul Ryan Saturday morning. And that he did. The news has probably circulated the whole nation by now. Just about everyone seems to think this election is a pretty important one. A lot of people are very frustrated with the current political landscape, on both sides.
Rachel Maddow (@maddow on Twitter) referred to Paul Ryan as an August, dividing vice-presidential choices into three categories: Augusts, Novembers, and Januaries. A January would be someone to help build the presidency and the nation, a November would be someone to help win the election, and an August is someone you pick when there's trouble in your own party, and you're trying to win the support from within. This is just my opinion but Mitt Romney has a lot of work to do on building support from within his own party. At first I thought it was just the Ron Paul supporters (who number in the millions), but apparently Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum loyalists are also dissatisfied with their seemingly inevitable nominee.
More with a video of Paul Ryan speaking to the Texas convention: http://areform.org/se/?p=531