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GOP Pros Fret Over Paul Ryan

You’ve heard them on television and read them on POLITICO — cheerful, defiant statements from Republican political professionals about Mitt Romney’s bold masterstroke in tapping Paul Ryan as his running mate, and turning the 2012 presidential race into a serious, far-reaching debate about budgets and the nation’s future.

Don’t buy it.

Away from the cameras, and with all the usual assurances that people aren’t being quoted by name, there is an unmistakable consensus among Republican operatives in Washington: Romney has taken a risk with Ryan that has only a modest chance of going right — and a huge chance of going horribly wrong.

In more than three dozen interviews with Republican strategists and campaign operatives — old hands and rising next-generation conservatives alike — the most common reactions to Ryan ranged from gnawing apprehension to hair-on-fire anger that Romney has practically ceded the election.

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Funny, they fight dirty to

Funny, they fight dirty to make sure Romney gets in and then get all upset when he picks a VP they dont like.

All I have to say here is: "Too bad"

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

it was obvious they weren't going to pick anyone more 'radical'

like either of the pauls.. isn't lip service better than none? since ryan prides himself with fiscal conservatism, they have created an opening where we can dare his platform to offer more. i thought this was the precise advantage of being in the gop over in LP, that we can actually use gop's own rhetoric against them and influence policies that way. so i'm not sure, were we supposed to embrace the establishment strategists here? enemy of my enemy is my friend thing?

So Ryan is a political liability? (Yawn.)

This is the same old crap that always consumes the MSM attention once the "real" presidential election campaign begins.

The horse race is all that is important. No one cares where the horses are racing to.

$200 haircuts, who is sleeping with whom, who looks "presidential", who has coattails, blah, blah, blah, ad infinitum.

We might as well be following the career of Lindsay Lohan.

The Virtual Conspiracy

There sure are a LOT of

There sure are a LOT of 'Paul's in this race, let's hope the right one wins! RP2012

Bob is still on the Dole

By the way, i couldn't help noticing how Paul Ryan like the rest of the status quo candidates has borrowed the words of Dr. Paul:

"Our rights come to us from nature or God, not government."

Bob Dole picked Kemp who

Bob Dole picked Kemp who liked to rant about tax cuts -- history repeats itself here.

How much Viagra would it take to get Bob Dole excited

about the Romney/Ryan ticket?

And what will be missing in

And what will be missing in those debates where they hash out the Medicare issue?

The voice of reason, asking, "why don't we first look into closing some of those 800 bases in 130 countries?"

RP, are you SURE you don't want to run 3rd party?

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein