Through an iphone app, the Romney camp announced that it has called on Paul Ryan of Wisconsin to be his running mate in 2012. The two will appear together later this morning at a naval base in Virginia.
When I look at Paul Ryan to me his mannerisms and even his clean cut appearance are reminiscent of John F. Kennedy. He is clearly a principled Congressman and has enough confidence even to stand up to the President of the United States as he did when Obamacare was being debated. Take a look:
Paul Ryan has also made a name for himself by being the Senator who puts out plans to get America back on track. He’s put out several budgets and even developed a plan to reform Medicare and Social Security, a task that is considered political suicide.
Conservatives were clearly hoping for a clearer contrast with Romney like Allen West or Marco Rubio but the reason they didn’t make the list is because Romney knows that Conservatives are going to the polls not to vote for him but to vote against President Obama.
In the end I contend that he picked a worthy running mate and one that should satisfy most Conservative voters. On top of that can you just image the debate between Paul Ryan and Joe Biden? I will probably feel sorry for Joe having to try to make a reasonable argument for the state of the economy under President Obama and the state of a nation that has been dived up like it’s a pie chart.
What we do know is that Ryan brings some strong Conservative ideas to the table and hopefully will keep Romney headed in the “Right” direction. If they win America has a chance, but if they lose, we are certain to lose too… lose America as we’ve always known it, forever.