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 »
Greater Risk. Greater Reward.
I 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 | Read More »
Assessing the effect of Mediscare on the 2012 election cycle.
One of the more… interesting… beliefs that seems to have spread along the Online Left lately is that their forthcoming campaigning against Paul Ryan’s budget reforms (henceforth to be sneeringly dismissed as ‘Mediscare’) is a clear winner for them. And if you ask them why, the members of the Online Left who are smart enough to avoid saying “Because we think that the population of | 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 »
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 »
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 »