Greater Risk. Greater Reward.

    expected Mitt Romney to pick Bob McDonnell as his running mate. I’ve said repeatedly that my two choices were either Bobby Jindal or Paul Ryan, but I expected Bob McDonnell. I’m delighted I got who I wanted and not who I expected. Paul Ryan is a daring choice.I’ve talked to a lot of Republicans over the weekend and 48 hours after Paul Ryan stepped out | Read More »

    These are the words of a man who should be (Vice) President

    Last week Charles Krauthammer wrote a column that I consider one of his best in quite a while, titled “The case against re-election.”  In it, he examined Obama’s failed programs and legislation and the potential campaign strategy for Mitt Romney.  Krauthammer’s most important point focused on how important it is for Mitt Romney – and now Paul Ryan – to campaign against Obama on ideological | Read More »

    These are the words of a man who should be (Vice) President

    Last week Charles Krauthammer wrote a column that I consider one of his best in quite a while, titled “The case against re-election.”  In it, he examined Obama’s failed programs and legislation and the potential campaign strategy for Mitt Romney.  Krauthammer’s most important point focused on how important it is for Mitt Romney – and now Paul Ryan – to campaign against Obama on ideological | Read More »

    Romney’s magnificent Ryan roll out continues

    Romney’s magnificent Ryan roll out continues with the release of a new web video, “America’s Comeback Team.” The new video uses a number of quotes from Congressman Paul Ryan’s’ terrific speech during the formal announcement of his selection to be Romney’s running mate: “Over the years I have seen and heard from a lot from families, from a lot of those who are running small | Read More »

    Romney’s magnificent Ryan roll out continues

    Romney’s magnificent Ryan roll out continues with the release of a new web video, “America’s Comeback Team.” The new video uses a number of quotes from Congressman Paul Ryan’s’ terrific speech during the formal announcement of his selection to be Romney’s running mate: “Over the years I have seen and heard from a lot from families, from a lot of those who are running small | Read More »

    The Curse of the Congressman: Some Facts

    The general consensus when it comes to picking Presidential or Vice-Presidential running mates is to steer clear of members of the House. The reason is that they are generally unknown outside their geographic district and have to define themselves on a statewide stage (if running for Senate or Governor) or even on the national stage (if running for President or Vice President). Given the state | Read More »

    (RE)CONFIRMED: Christie Will Deliver GOP Convention Keynote

    By Matt Rooney | Cross-posted from SaveJersey.com He was, then we weren’t sure (again) as Mitt finalized his VP pick. But now that Mitt Romney has confirmed the great Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his vice presidential running mate, Save Jersey has confirmed with a source close to Governor Chris Christie that he WILL, in fact, deliver the keynote address in Tampa Bay. A formal | Read More »

    Not Enough

    Just under a month ago, I wrote Of all the people to not be beating up Mitt Romney for his present not quite stellar campaign, I find myself in that position. I’m genuinely not that worried. I am still not worried, but I am getting concerned. This election is trending away from Romney as the economy deteriorates and more Americans believe the economy is getting | Read More »

    Not Enough

    Just under a month ago, I wrote Of all the people to not be beating up Mitt Romney for his present not quite stellar campaign, I find myself in that position.I’m genuinely not that worried. I am still not worried, but I am getting concerned. This election is trending away from Romney as the economy deteriorates and more Americans believe the economy is getting worse. | Read More »

    Paul Ryan’s prepared remarks.

    [UPDATE] I just got sent this. If you missed the speech, that was a shame: nice balance of positive sentiments, and fully-deserved scorn for this current, quite feckless and incompetent administration.  I’ll put up the video itself when it’s available; the text of it is below the fold, and is from here.  One thing that won’t come through is that Ryan knows how to react | Read More »

    Paul Ryan’s prepared remarks.

    [UPDATE] I just got sent this. If you missed the speech, that was a shame: nice balance of positive sentiments, and fully-deserved scorn for this current, quite feckless and incompetent administration.  I’ll put up the video itself when it’s available; the text of it is below the fold, and is from here.  One thing that won’t come through is that Ryan knows how to react | Read More »

    Paul Ryan: Where Things Stand

    Paul Ryan is not a safe pick. In fact, it is a pick that suggests Mitt Romney knows he needs to shift momentum in the race. When the GOP is winning on all the major polling questions of debt, deficit, and economy and still losing overall — the polling can’t all be wrong, including Fox News — the Romney camp needs a new direction and | Read More »

    Paul Ryan: Where Things Stand

    Paul Ryan is not a safe pick. In fact, it is a pick that suggests Mitt Romney knows he needs to shift momentum in the race. When the GOP is winning on all the major polling questions of debt, deficit, and economy and still losing overall — the polling can’t all be wrong, including Fox News — the Romney camp needs a new direction and | Read More »

    Mitt to Announce Veep Tomorrow [UPDATED]

    No offense, but I intend to be sleeping at 9am tomorrow when Mitt Romney makes his Vice Presidential announcement at the USS Wisconsin.The buzz tonight is that it is Paul Ryan (R-WI, HAFA 75%), but none of us will know until the morning.Greta Van Sustren, several people told me, put online that the Secret Service was at Paul Ryan’s home, though the post has subsequently | Read More »

    Mitt to Announce Veep Tomorrow [UPDATED]

    No offense, but I intend to be sleeping at 9am tomorrow when Mitt Romney makes his Vice Presidential announcement at the USS Wisconsin.The buzz tonight is that it is Paul Ryan (R-WI, HAFA 75%), but none of us will know until the morning.Greta Van Sustren, several people told me, put online that the Secret Service was at Paul Ryan’s home, though the post has subsequently | Read More »