Monday, August 13, 2012

Playin It Safe

Mitt Romney played it safe...For him...No controversial choice ( Condi Rice! Like that would have happened!) No dim witted loose cannon (Sarah Palin..) Nope, a safe white male...and up and coming star of the Tea Party and Radical Right, Paul Ryan.

As you all probably know by now..Mitt Romney introduced his choice as running mate,42 year old, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, Saturday morning at a campaign event in Norfolk, Va. Mitt Romney portrayed the Wisconsin congressman as “an intellectual leader of the Republican Party” and a man who “understands the fiscal catastrophe that awaits us if we don’t change course.”

 He called him a legislator who had shown the ability to work with members of both parties, saying, “In a city that’s far too often characterized by pettiness and personal attacks, Paul Ryan is a shining exception. He doesn't demonize his opponents.” He added that “a lot of people in the other party ... might disagree with Paul Ryan; I don't know anyone that doesn't respect his character and judgment.”

I might beg to differ, but anyway...Mitt told the crowd... “At a time when the president’s campaign is taking American politics to new lows, we're going to do something differently. We’re going to talk about aspirations and American ideals and about bringing people together to solve the urgent problems facing our nation.”
Paul Ryan then dashed onto the platform from the battleship U.S.S. Wisconsin docked at Norfolk.

I'm all ears and waiting to hear their plan...For the record...I still haven't heard it!

Paul Ryan referred to Romney, the former head of Bain Capital, as “someone who knows from experience that if you have a small business you did build that” – a reference to President Obama’s recent statement on the campaign trail that “if you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

 President Obama argued that businesses benefit from government infrastructure and public sector investments.Which they do. Alluding to the entitlements and debt problems that loom over the next few decades, Paul Ryan said President Obama and Democrats in Washington “have refused to make difficult decisions because they are more worried about their next election than they are about the next generation.”
Referring to the nation’s sluggish economy and its growing burden of debt,Paul  Ryan said, “We can turn this thing around, … but it will take leadership and the courage to tell you the truth.”

Something I haven't seen much of from either party in Congress at this point. Stay tuned!


Swaggie said...

He looks like Eddie Munster!

Tate 2 said...

LOL @ Swaggie


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