Saturday, August 11, 2012

Ryan Brings Sharp Counterpoint to Repub Ticket

Ryan (left) and Romney: Shut it down!
Looks like Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the guy who wants to change Medicare to a voucher program and to basically cut taxes to the point that we won't be able to run a federal government, is Mitt Romney's VP choice. This guy will not likely be the unmitigated disaster of a Sarah Palin because he's smart, well-spoken, well liked (even by Democrats) and a good campaigner.

His ideas, however, are attractive only to those who favor dismanteling the federal government, which is basically what his tax plan would do. He is a darling of the Tea Party, a base that has wandered away from Romney, a guy who may be one of the most unattractive presidential candidates in history (if you discount George Bush, The Dumber, and I do). It's hard to say what Ryan will bring, except that the debate will be sharp and clear. He sees little role for the federal government in our lives; the Democrats see the government's role as important.

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