Ryan is a perfect match for Romney
Gov. Mitt Romney has exhibited real courage and integrity with his pick of Rep. Paul Ryan on the Republican ticket. It probably wasn't the politically correct choice.
If Romney had asked my counsel, I would have advised against it, because the choice would provide (and does provide) the Democrats with much ammunition to paint him as a right-wing zealot who cares nothing for seniors or poor folks.
I would have been correct, as the onslaught has begun. However, Romney has seen qualities in Ryan that transcend the petty slings and arrows from the extreme left. Ryan is articulate, knowledgeable, convincing and right on the issues. He is a perfect partner for Romney.
We are in deep trouble as our deficit approaches $16 trillion. We need fiscal sanity in the White House and Ryan can and will help Romney pull us out of the financial dung heap.
Living in a blue state means my vote doesn't count. It makes me wonder about the Electoral College system.
Romney made a terrible choice
Paul Ryan is a terrible choice for vice president, especially for women. And Ryan isn't even the worst member on this team!
Mitt Romney personally counseled women through his church to stay at home rather than work outside the home. That may work if you were
And now Romney picks Ryan, an abortion-rights extremist, as his Republican vice presidential candidate.
This pair wants to return women (as well as the rest of us) to the dark ages. Once again, it is Republican males wanting to dictate women's reproductive rights. And in Romney's case, a woman's right to a profession outside of the home.
Wisconsin lawmaker well able to do the job
Despite the efforts of President Barack Obama and the Democrats to avoid the subjects, the economy, Social Security, and Medicare are the pressing issues of the 2012 elections.
However, Rep. Paul Ryan is eminently qualified to handle these concerns and bring them out of the precarious situation into which Obama and the Democrats have plunged them.
Ryan has served extremely well in the Congress for seven terms. He is the chairman of the House Budget Committee and a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee.
In these positions, Ryan has authored several bills and balanced budgets that would have reduced spending and helped to drastically reduce Obama's crippling deficit. However, the Democrats in the Senate have refused to even consider, let alone pass, Ryan's legislation.
If the voters elect the Romney-Ryan ticket and give control of both houses of Congress to the Republicans, we will see very quick and successful work to curb spending, balance the budget, reduce taxes, energize the economy, and ensure the continuation of Social Security and Medicare.
Republican running mate talks a good story
Paul Ryan is a perfect choice for Mitt Romney's running mate.
Ryan, unlike Romney, gives us details on how he would balance the budget and lower the deficit: He would squeeze federal social safety-net programs dry, not raise taxes on the rich and increase spending on defense. In other words, he would do next to nothing to balance the budget or lower the deficit. He simply talks a good story with hopes of being elected.
And on social issues, Ryan, unlike Romney, gives us specifics. He prides himself on extreme pro-life positions. He wants to end all funding for Planned Parenthood. He wants to repeal Obamacare but has no plan to help the 50 million Americans now without health insurance. And he has no use for gay marriage, premarital sex, children out of wedlock, or any of that stuff.
Rush Limbaugh says that Ryan is "one of us." How scary is that?
But at least Limbaugh points out how scary it would be to have Romney as our next president.
GOP candidate made an excellent choice
Paul Ryan is an excellent choice as Mitt Romney's running mate, particularly for working people in their 50s, 40s and even 30s.
Ryan understands government finance. With bipartisan input, he has explored several prudent options to gradually bring government spending under control.
President Barack Obama has vastly increased deficit spending. The United States now borrows $3 billion every day. The threat to Americans under age 50 is that their future Social Security and Medicare benefits cannot be paid if the Obama pattern of deficit spending continues.
Realistically, people in their late 50s and older will experience little change to their benefits. But younger people face huge and dire threats from the deficit spending.
Teamed with a President Romney, who knows how to create jobs, Ryan could help rebalance our government so that Social Security and Medicare will survive for working Americans.
Otherwise, Americans who are now in their 30s, 40s and even 50s face a bankrupt treasury at retirement -- a government without enough money to pay their Social Security and Medicare benefits.
Romney, Ryan not the answer
I think the selection of Paul Ryan by Mitt Romney was an attempt to make Romney more acceptable to the radical right of the GOP. This gives voters a clear choice in their selection of who they want to lead the country.
We can choose to allow the Democrats to continue to mend the mess left us by the Bush-Cheney years, or go to the policies that have been proposed by Romney-Ryan, which would result in the destruction of Medicare, Social Security, women's right to choose, unions, equal pay, and just about any other protection the middle class, poor, seniors and the unemployed now have.
The GOP, led by Romney-Ryan will make sure the rich don't pay their fair share and shift all of the cost to those who have the least.
Their policies are those that this old (80-plus years) retired union member and lifelong Democrat doesn't think are right. If the GOP would work with the Democrats, as they did in the past, they could make things better and we would all benefit.
Romney and Ryan aren't the answer.
Global economic crisis either way
I think Paul Ryan was a good vice presidential choice for Mitt Romney, because it doesn't matter: California isn't a swing state and its electoral votes will very likely go to Barack Obama.
Whether Obama or Romney wins in 2012, the United States and the world will still be in economic crisis in 2016.
I endorse either former Rep. Patrick Kennedy or Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. for Democratic presidential candidate in 2016. Much as Republican President Abraham Lincoln, they are mentally abnormal people, whom many contend make better leaders, especially in times of crisis.
To research this subject, I urge reading "First Rate Madness: Mood Disorders and Crisis Leadership," a book by Dr. Nassir Ghaemi, professor at Tufts University.