A tale of two campaigns: contrasting Romney-Ryan’s access with Obama-Biden’s.
So, to review the bidding: when Romney picked Ryan, Establishment Democrats (and their liberal lackeys) cackled in response that the GOP would now have to hide from the entire state of Florida, thanks to Mediscare. No way that they were going to go all-in, there. Yeah, about that?
The Strategic Failure of the Obama campaign
We are one week into Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan. A number of polls are coming out telling a variety of stories about what it means. But one thing is clear: Barack Obama’s campaign has had several significant strategic failures this summer. And they failed to define Paul Ryan out of the gate with their Mediscare tactics. And they failed to define Mitt Romney | Read More »
Karen Harrington (R CAND, FL-23) invites Paul Ryan to campaign in her district.
I happened to be on a conference call with FL-23 candidate Karen Harrington, who of course is the person facing DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the general election. So it’s going to be a tough race; after all, if there’s any seat that the Democrats would be personally embarrassed to lose, it’d be this one. But when I asked directly whether Karen Harrington would | Read More »
Paul Ryan: Radical American
If there’s anything we’ve come to expect from the Obama administration and his media lackeys, it’s demonizing those opposed to his agenda. So it was no surprise when his campaign’s immediate response to Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential pick of Paul Ryan was to label him “radical”. In the same predictable fashion, Democrats cheered at another chance to play the radical card: “I haven’t been this | Read More »
The Politics and Policy of Mediscare
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss the Democrats “Mediscare” strategy, how Paul Ryan’s plan would really impact those on Medicare, and what the political implications are of a Medicare discussion in this year’s election. We’re brought to you as always by Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, | Read More »
Do Women Like Paul Ryan?
One of the most immediate questions from the media was whether women voters would back Paul Ryan, given that he cares about the economy first and holds a decisive opinion on the matter of their uteri. It’s a serious question. The women’s vote is one both sides work hard to secure. Fortunately, Mary Katharine Ham & Kelly Maher have posted a concise video that sums | Read More »
GOP Consultants Palin on Paul Ryan
Palin (verb w obj.) pay • lîn To pile on a Vice Presidential nominee and blame him/her for defeat so political consultants do not have to accept any responsibility. There have been a number of stories out over the past few days from Republican political consultants on background claiming the GOP is now screwed because Paul Ryan is the Vice Presidential nominee. There is an | Read More »
The “Extreme” Ryan Budget
In the coming days, we will invariably be subjected to a barrage of lies about the “extreme” Ryan budget. As such, it’s worthwhile to reexamine the latest version of his budget, and view it in its proper context. Here are some talking points for Soledad O’Brien the next time she wants to grill a Democrat on the Ryan budget: The budget won’t balance until 2040, | Read More »
What Does Paul Ryan Bring to the Ticket?
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Michael Warren to discuss Paul Ryan, his style as a campaigner, and the pros and cons of his addition to the Romney ticket. We’re brought to you as always by Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do | Read More »
Blowing Up the “Paul Ryan Will Turn Off Women” Meme
I have always thought it was both vapid and shallow for the left and a whole lot of the supposedly objective media to claim that women voters vote with their uterus, or more specifically whether or not they get to kill kids. All this talk about “Republicans will defund Planned Parenthood so women won’t vote for them” is ridiculous, not borne out in polling, and | Read More »
Romney campaign continues excellent Ryan roll out
As part of the Romney campaign’s very well executed roll out of Congressman Paul Ryan as Romney’s vice-presidential running mate, the Republican National Committee released its “Big Solutions” video. The new video showcases the Romney-Ryan America’s comeback team. After four years of a weak economy, soaring deficits and misplaced priorities, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are dedicated to bringing America back. In a statement, RNC | Read More »
If Only Paul Ryan’s Plan Were as Radical as the Democrats Claim
“Choice for Republicans involves trusting the American people to handle their affairs and retirement. Choice for Democrats involves only the option to kill children, with everything else pre-packaged in one size fits all government bureaucracy.” It is mathematically indisputable that should President Barack Obama obtain his legislative desire and increase taxes on those making $250,000.00 a year or more the nation would not close even | Read More »
Paul Ryan: Risk and Opportunity
So, will Romney’s pick of Paul Ryan as VP help or hinder his chances to defeat Obama? That is the million dollar question Republican pundits and grassroots activists are frantically asking this week. One serious flaw with much of the post-analysis of any VP selection during a presidential campaign is the singular focus on the pick himself without any regard for the top of the | Read More »
More on the Winning Argument
In USA Today, Instapundit Glenn Reynolds quotes Iowahawk: “Paul Ryan represents Obama’s most horrifying nightmare: Math.” Let me break the math down for you. If Barack Obama gets his way and raises taxes on everyone making $250,000.00 a year or more, the amount of money he brings in will not close his own budget deficit. Nevermind the national debt — he won’t close this year’s | Read More »