Romney Selects Paul Ryan as Running Mate, Nice Move

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Mitt Romney officially selected Paul Ryan as his running mate, a hard-nosed fiscal conservative with a great combover. Ryan’s bio is pretty impressive:

Name: Paul Davis Ryan (solid name)

College: Miami University in Oxford, Ohio (underrated frat school)

Fraternity: Delta Tau Delta (nationally respectable)

Favorite Hobby: Fly Fishing (TFM)

iPod Playlist: Includes Beethoven and Led Zepplin (middle-aged frat move)

Career Path: Prior to his political career Ryan worked at his grandfather’s construction company. (nepotism. TFM.)

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    bnwrangler

    I can see why he’s a good conservative choice but I doubt he’ll help Romney to swing any on-the-fence voters. We’ll see how it works out, there definitely could have been worse choices.

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    JParks

    I’m actually a little bummed. I was really hoping for a Ryan/Huntsman ticket in 2016. If Romney wins in 2012, we all know that VP’s rarely go on to the White House, and considering it’s unlikely that Romney wins (just my prediction), the next three months will give the Dems plenty of time to try to muddy the record and image of a good future candidate.

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    greekcowboy

    Fiscaly conservative, which is exactly what many people think Romney is lacking, I think he makes a great running mate as the two balance each other out.

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      CitizenKane

      The vast majority of Repubs are voting for Romney no matter what, but Romney would have had a better chance at gaining Independents with a different running mate.

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    Bronan the Barbarian

    Pretty sure, in the end, this will turn out to be a terrible campaign pick. He’s been on the record as an ideological supporter of Ayn Rand and Objectivism, which is about the worst economic theory since communism. Except at the other end of the spectrum. Between that, and his budget plan, which would have dropped Romney’s marginal tax rate to 0.82%, he’s going to get shredded under public scrutiny. He was a risky pick, but the chance of reward for picking him is way too low. Not sure what Romney was thinking on this one.

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      Bronan the Barbarian

      I have 3, so I’m good. Paying for school myself, too. Ryan was a bad pick, strategically. A desperate pick. He doesn’t bring anything to the table for grabbing independents, and he’s objectively the most conservative VP pick since 1908. That doesn’t scream “broad appeal” in an election where the GOP needs broad appeal to win, as Romney is as exciting as watching paint dry. So, while I appreciate your attempt at a one sentence rebuttal, kindly go fuck yourself.

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      Bronan the Barbarian

      Christie, if he would have accepted it. Also on the list: Condi (would pick up some of the black vote), Colin Powell (military, black vote), Rubio (hispanic vote) or a moderate to make Romney look like he is pandering less to the religious right.

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