Mitt Romney Announces Paul Ryan as VP Candidate
Well, at least there is little gray area here. Either people are deep into the choice or they are completely against it. No surprise here given the great divide in our country that currently exists. The Ryan selection is just further evidence of great shifting views essentially deciding how we should run our society. The perspective varies on this so greatly that there is sure to be a pulling apart of some kind no matter which side wins the election. In fact, Martin Gilens of Princeton U. and author of "Affluence & Influence: Economic Inequality and Political Power in America" wrote "In a democracy, all citizens—the rich, middle-class, poor alike—must have some ability to influence what their government does. Few people would expect that influence to be identical: those with higher incomes and better connections will always be more influential. But if influence becomes so unequal that the wishes of most citizens are ignored most of the time, a country’s claim to be a democracy is cast in doubt." We just may be living in the time of a tug-of-war between "democracy" vs. "corporatocracy"-meets-tight reigns. Fasten your seatbelts, and place your bets.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney selected Paul Ryan, R-WI and U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman, as his running mate. Ryan is viewed as both a rising star among conservatives and a large target for liberals. His focus in politics has been the size of the federal government, spending cuts, renovating eligibility of retirees and the poor for certain programs, and restructured tax code that would lower all rates, even for the wealthy. According to analysts, Ryan was the right pick for Romney in order to revive his campaign and also guarantees him Tea Party votes. But is the comments-sphere in agreement?
What Others Are Saying...
A very fine fit. ... Mittens can take their jobs away … Ryan will make sure they starve to death when Social Security and Medicare is killed.
Great pick! Ryan brings the focus of the election right back to the budget and economy. He is the master of that universe. ... Hello President Romney! Goodbye to the socialist radical-America hating-welfare loving-illegal immigrant idiot in chief. ….
… Romney brings a young and motivated VP to the ticket! … Biden doesn't have a chance in debates. Here is someone with the ability to put forth a budget. Something no one in the Democratic party has been able to do since Obama took office.