Mitt Romney has picked Paul Ryan to be his Vice Presidential nominee. The fighting over the number #2 slot is over. But there is other fighting going on.
It is time for a reality check. What is that reality check?
The reaction to Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan to be his Vice Presidential choice has been received by conservatives for the most part with cheers.
Romney’s choice could have been bad, such as Rob Portman, or it could have been disastrous, such as Chris Christie.
Instead, he chose well.
But there is still complaining from some conservatives. There are still some who believe there will be a brokered convention. It is time for your reality check.
It isn’t going to happen.
Anyone who now believes there will be a brokered convention is either living in fantasyland or picked the wrong week to quit drinking tequila.
First, there is no one leading the opposition to Romney. Gingrich has dropped out and he was the last man standing. Even Ron Paul has hauled up the white flag of surrender.
Second, the delegates selected are Romney delegates. They were not just names drawn out of a hat and told whom they would have to vote for. These are people who ran to be delegates because they support Romney.
The only way Romney will lose the nomination now is for him to be caught, as the old political saying goes, in bed with a live man or a dead woman.
By selecting Paul Ryan, Romney has, if not reached out to the conservative wing of the party, at least made certain the conservative wing is satisfied with the choice.
In the last few days leading up to Romney’s announcement and choice a number of names were floated out there. While a few were good names, such as Bobby Jindal and Marco Rubio, there were also some really bad names out there, including Rob Portman and the worst, Chris Christie.
Had Romney chosen poorly or even disastrously with a Republican liberal, conservatives might have staged at least a show of displeasure at the convention in Tampa.
Paul Ryan is not a perfect choice. But here is a secret. There is no perfect candidate. Paul Ryan brings a lot of good things to the ticket.
My only question is, will the Democrats insist on a mercy rule for Joe Biden at the debate?
I'm glad he chose Paul Ryan. I think this will bring in the conservatives and the independents as well.
So am I and AMEN. Now let's stop all the second-guessing and bickering I have read here over the past too many months and get to work on our main objective - GET THE COMMUNIST OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE.
Judson: Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal were, "good names". Perhaps for folks not concerned with the eligibility requirements in our Constitution!
We know what he can't bring us, any real potential like Florida or Virginia, and these are really what we need. AND, please don't bring up his being a real Conservative unless you can point to his direct objection to what Boehner has done which is Conservative, he has supported whatever Boehner wanted.
One could pick anyone from Ohio, Indiana, Wis. Mich., Pa., N.J. and we would be gaining the same mindset.
I don't agree with that cochair. Florida, VA, and every orher state wants to see red-blooded candidates that will stand up for America. That's what I'm seeing. I am seeing Ryan inspire what America is capable of. As he said, "we can turn this thing around"! We need to get behind that and quit nitpicking!
Paul Ryan is a solid conservative who's message will have appeal to independents as well. Let the demorats do the nitpicking... that's about all they are good at.
That's why we will win the white house back!
I share the misgivings of the people who doubt whether there will even BE a debate. And certainly it will be orchestrated by liberals, for liberals.
And yes, at this point, trying to upset the convention (however rigged the primaries may have been), would cause more harm than good.
Perhaps Ryan can convince Romney that we can't afford Romneycare, either. And then... the other half of the country?
Exactly. I like Ryan immensely but his Medicare reform will be too easy to demagogue by both Obama and the lib media. What we really need is to get rid of Obama. This is quite a gamble. They've been doing a great job defining Romney negatively while he's basically been playing rope-a-dope. Since Romney wants this gamble they'd better get their story out there NOW with an ad blitz in swing states or it's over. If Obama is ahead in the polls I wouldn't put it past them to cancel the debates because their no-logic mud spewing megaphone and only their no-logic mud spewing megaphone will keep them in power.
"his medicare (no capitals) reform will be too easy to demagogue"
-- you have just admitted that the liberal media will do anything to help owe-bama, as illustrated by their ignoring the fact that his health plan will gut medicare spending, but you expect Ryan to keep quiet about difficult solutions like medicare reform?
We need to start having open discussions about the financial problems of all of these government failures, not hiding behind accounting gimmicks or "hope and change" to fool the masses. If such problems are explained to them as if they were typical household budget choices, most of them would make the same decisions the rest of us would. If we don't discuss the details and the solutions openly, the masses will only hear that "conservatives want you to die."
Lizzie,why are you worried about "Romneycare" That was for the State Romney was Governor of. He is not for it for the United State's. Romney doesn't need to be convinced by Paul Ryan or anyone else.
Romney has said, and continues saying recently, that Romneycare was the BEST model for the States to all adopt with minor tweaking. He has NEVER, and likely will NEVER, retreat from his Romneycare Record. That is what concerns many of us.
Repeal every jot and tittle of the Affordable Care Act and toss in a loud and public rebuke of the "Roberts Five Felons" and then remove barriers to enabling States to take actions that lower healthcare costs. Provide individuals incentives to either enter into private contracts with doctors, hospitals, etc, or incentives to carry insurance. Especially provide insurers with incentives to issue lifetime policies to parents as they give birth to or adopt children.
Get government out of the way and out from between healthcare providers and patients. Then let States adopt sensible Tort Laws to allow for recovery of real damages while NOT allowing for frivolous and pernicious other lawsuits.
Let States determine what "safety nets" each wants to provide the indigent, poor, and truly disabled. Remove the requirements that uber care be provided to the uninsured at every emergency room in this country. Instead allow minimal care and where appropriate hospice care rather than multimillion dollar care that still results in death.
Romney no doubt will want and ask to do much that the federal constitution does NOT allow. That is where the conservatives in the house and senate must say NO; and if necessary draft democrats to join their No votes to constrain Romney's unconstitutional urges.
Lizzie, you don't have to worry about a "Romneycare". Mitt believes that any healthcare program has to be left to the individual states to form. Much as Newt did, he feels that any medicare/medicaid monies should be block granted to the state, and the states determine the best program for their own populations.
Well, let's hope he keeps that campaign promise!