Mitt Romney chooses Paul Ryan as his running mate
It is now being reported that Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate and the official announcement will come at an event at 9:00 this morning in Virginia.
Paul Ryan was not my first choice but he is a good choice, and much better than Tim Pawlenty, being that he is maybe the only person in Washington who understands how desperate the economic situation is becoming. And he is the one person who put forth a legitimate budget plan to address the situation while most Democrats and Republicans were afraid to tackle this tough issue due to political reasons. We have not had a budget passed in four years while politicians in Washington steered clear of Ryan’s plan and pretended it didn’t exist.
Ironically, his greatest strength is also going to his biggest problem moving forward in the campaign. Do you remember this:
While Paul Ryan is a good choice, this does play into the strategy Democrats have been planning to use since calling the Occupy movement into action: Democrats are going to portray the Romney/Ryan ticket as the elitist, bourgeoise, greedy capitalist ticket which will attempt to take all of your entitlements away by throwing granny off the cliff while lining the pockets of their rich friends.
Paul Ryan’s courage to take on the tough economic issue without fear of political fallout is proof that he is a fighter, and a fighter is what Mitt Romney needs at this point, but does Paul Ryan have the same passion on other issues? Will he fight just as hard on the other issues, and how hard will he push back against the attacks which are sure to come his way? Those are the questions I have at this point.
It remains to be seen how effective the bourgeoise vs proletariat strategy works for the Democrats–are Americans ready to make the tough choices needed to turn around the economy, or will we fall for the Democrats’ age old class warfare strategy? We will know in a few short months, I hope Paul Ryan is up for the task.
Here is Paul Ryan at his best: