By most measures, Paul Ryan is a great pick for Mitt Romney’s VP running mate. There are few in Washington that truly comprehend the US Budget and none of them are elected.
This pick will give the Romney Campaign an opportunity to sidestep the distractions from the Obama Campaign and keep the message focused on the economy. In addition, Team Romney now has two attack weapons – Romney and Ryan – giving them the full complement of armaments. (Of course that assumes Obama VP Biden is armed.)
The Democrats will attack Ryan on Medicare laying false claims that the VP pick will throw granny off a cliff. They are no doubt already blowing the dust off the old videos as we speak.
But Ryan has a plan to actually turn the bankrupt entitlement into something that is viable. All team Obama has is promises that a broken and completely bankrupt system will be fine.
Most of us are anxiously awaiting the VP debates. Paul Ryan vs. Joe Biden. That should prove more interesting than the Presidential debates in terms of pure entertainment value. Ryan will mop the floor with the hapless Biden.
Fiscal Conservatives will applaud this pick, but the more Libertarian among us are branding Ryan a RINO.
Pro Life groups are happy as are most Social Conservatives.
Romney and Ryan will focus on the economy and Obama will try to focus on Romney’s taxes, Ryan’s Medicare Plan and his budget, and Team Obama will no doubt try to portray Ryan as a foreign policy lightweight. But that is far from true.
When told that the Obama Campaign plans to run on their foreign policy successes, Ryan said “I hope so”.
When asked why he thought that, Ryan pointed out “they have no foreign policy accomplishments.”
Now we must endure the lies and smears from the Obama campaign.