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Krauthammer on Ryan veep pick: 'Change is now on the side of Republicans' (Video)
The Daily Caller ^ | August 11, 2012 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 08/11/2012 11:19:42 AM PDT by Rufus2007

In a Saturday morning appearance on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer reacted to the announcement of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s running mate choice, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.

Krauthammer said that the choice changed the race by shifting it from a referendum on Obama to an idea-driven race powered by the young, “Kennedy-esque” Ryan.

“I think the picture sort of changes the dynamics of the race,” Krauthammer said. “Up until now it was Romney running as the guy who could do a better job — ‘I know how to fix the economy. The other guy is a failure.’ But it was a star-led choice, he’s a better technocrat. When you look at the two there are two things different than Ryan’s presence on the platform. The first is youth. I mean, he’s the future. He has a youthful look. If you like Kennedy-esque boyish enthusiasm and energy.”

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We'll take the change. You can keep the hope.
1 posted on 08/11/2012 11:19:53 AM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

Romney has a super helper in Paul Ryan.

May God protect Ryan and his family through the election.


2 posted on 08/11/2012 11:21:38 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Rufus2007

Ryan is a great pick! I saw Romney’s campaign speech on Fox News a few minutes ago, finally saw some fire in his belly. If Ryan is the spark plug to this campaign we finally have real hope in taking this country back


3 posted on 08/11/2012 11:22:42 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Salvation

The liberal media is already hacking away at Paul Ryan.

Candy Crowley said this Republican ticket is a “death wish ticket”.

He’s derided as a polarizing figure. He’s the father of the Ryan budget and all that.

It sounds like some liberals are happy, thinking that Ryan is such an extremist, that “middle America” would reject the Romney-Ryan ticket in droves.

But, with liberals so concentrated in certain places, they often don’t realize that the conventional wisdom of the Upper West Side is not the conventional wisdom in many other places.


4 posted on 08/11/2012 11:24:26 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Rufus2007

I’ll take breaking the status quo, over the change phrase


5 posted on 08/11/2012 11:29:14 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Rufus2007

I’ll take breaking the status quo, over the change phrase. “Change” have forever been tarnished


6 posted on 08/11/2012 11:29:51 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“Candy Crowley said this Republican ticket is a “death wish ticket”.”

Do you think her viewer will believe that?


7 posted on 08/11/2012 11:30:11 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Clamo, clamatis, omnes clamamus pro glace lactis." - Universal truth.)
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To: Rufus2007

Romney-Ryan Rocks!


8 posted on 08/11/2012 11:41:36 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer.)
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To: jessduntno
Candy Crowley said this Republican ticket is a “death wish ticke

I had trouble believeing that even she would say that, but you're right. She did!

CNN's Candy Crowley: Ryan Pick 'Looks a Little Bit Like Some Sort of Ticket Death Wish'

Sheesh.

My Lord, I hate the news media.

9 posted on 08/11/2012 11:46:19 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Rufus2007

I have noticed the 0bots are mostly nowhere to be found on the net today, just a few MSM hacks taking swipes. I think the Ryan choice has really floored the White Hut cabal, and that makes this a good day for me!


10 posted on 08/11/2012 11:47:07 AM PDT by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: jessduntno

Candy. Can you think of a better name for a mainstream media talking face? Candy. Her name summarizes what the MSM daily hands out to Americans better than anything I can think of. And in only 5 letters. Candy. And of course as she speaks to her viewer(s) - c’mon, be charitable, she might have several dozen of them - the irony of her “death wish” remark is entirely lost on her. Candy. If she were not a she, I would say, what a putz. Candy.


11 posted on 08/11/2012 11:50:12 AM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
If Romney does not start expressing Conservative views, Ryan will not be enough to get him elected. Look back at how Sarah Palin was so on the ball, yet, McCain was his own boring self, she did not carry enough to get him through. Romney is ten times better than McCain but still, he better step up to the plate with Ryan or he will lose to the habitual liar.
12 posted on 08/11/2012 11:51:40 AM PDT by fish hawk
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To: SkyPilot

“My Lord, I hate the news media.”

I’m surprised they let her on in the daytime. She probably scares the hell out of the kids that might be flipping channels...


13 posted on 08/11/2012 11:53:51 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Clamo, clamatis, omnes clamamus pro glace lactis." - Universal truth.)
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To: All

Lets compare and contrast when all is said and done.

Lets see how the GOP treats/defends Ryan compared to Palin.

Trust me, you’ll be sick. Either Ryan will have a “golden parachute of defenders” or he’ll become “scapegoat part 2”.


14 posted on 08/11/2012 11:54:14 AM PDT by Kolath
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To: swamprebel

Their talking points are late getting to them.


15 posted on 08/11/2012 11:55:55 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer.)
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To: Rufus2007

I just caught 5 minutes of the RR team in Virginia.............. Fired me up!


16 posted on 08/11/2012 11:56:03 AM PDT by Kahuna
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To: All

Someone else said it best (quote of the day)

After 4 years of Obama, the USA needs some R&R


17 posted on 08/11/2012 11:56:08 AM PDT by Kolath
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To: fish hawk

I definitely saw more fire in the belly of Romney today and your right, Romney needs to express Conservative views, hopefully with Ryan at his side the boring Romney will disappear and the Romney who wants to WIN will come out. We will see how it plays out, as long as we dont hear from Romney that “We dont have to fear an Obama Presidency” we will be fine. I was never a Romney fan but I am a definite fan of the Ryan pick so its a step in the right direction


18 posted on 08/11/2012 11:56:30 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Rufus2007
Why do the RINO Elites select a liberal as 'their guy', do a Hail Mary & turn to the Conservatives to save their butts?

When is the last time that they actually picked a Conservative to head the ticket?

The RINOS need to be flushed down the drain so that we can get our country back with a winning ticket.

Praying that Ryan will be enough this time, to send the Kenyan back to where he belongs & get him out of our White House.

19 posted on 08/11/2012 11:56:45 AM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: Salvation; Rufus2007
May God protect Ryan and his family through the election.

Will Ryan being VP and the obamacare mandates be enough to get a majority of RC's to vote for Romney? I know biden is RC, but he's not a consideration for Pres., whereas Ryan is young, dynamic and the intellectual leader of the conservative wing of the Pub party.

If a majority of RC's vote for Romney/Ryan it will probably swing the election.

20 posted on 08/11/2012 11:57:46 AM PDT by wmfights
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To: SkyPilot

It is a death wish ticket, wishing the political death of the progressive BS that has been screwing up our nation since Wilson’s insanity in office.


21 posted on 08/11/2012 11:57:55 AM PDT by GBA
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To: Rufus2007
‘Ryan wants to do away with Medicare as we know it’

IT IS GOING AWAY AS WE KNOW IT ANYWAY, YOU MORONS! Medicare as it stands is unsustainable. Ryan is just trying to save a program for the taxpayers. Some of us who have paid into it for our whole working lives. I am sickened by the ignorance of so many in this once great country. Please God, help us save our beloved country from those who would destroy her.

22 posted on 08/11/2012 11:58:13 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: LADY J
Why do the RINO Elites select a liberal as 'their guy', do a Hail Mary & turn to the Conservatives to save their butts?

Very well put. This is the third consecutive time - Bush/Cheny; McCain/Palin; and now Romney/Ryan.

23 posted on 08/11/2012 12:04:04 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Rufus2007
Krauthammer said that the choice changed the race by shifting it from a referendum on Obama to an idea-driven race powered by the young, “Kennedy-esque” Ryan.

I know it is superficial, but Ryan's youth (not to mention his intellect) is possibly the biggest gut punch to Obama. As much as I dislike it, Obama's youth was a selling point to many, emphasized by the fact that he ran against the aged McCain.

Now in 2012, the left was hoping to use the "two old white guys" line against the GOP, but they can't because Ryan is (and looks) younger than Obama (who looks his age when he forgets to use his Just For Men). And deleting the word "old", which they will do when they get desperate enough, will backfire on them because more and more the race card is being declined because of insufficient funds.
24 posted on 08/11/2012 12:06:29 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I’m with you all the way. You spoke my thoughts on this.


25 posted on 08/11/2012 12:08:32 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: Rufus2007
He has a youthful look. If you like Kennedy-esque boyish enthusiasm and energy.”

What a dumba** comment from the Kraut - spoken like a liberal that he is!

Let's deceive them w/looks! Romney's cover - yet JFK did not initiative same sex marriage nor socialistic healthcare/abortion OR a Bishop in a cult!

YOU FAIL big time, Kraut! Like Caroline saying obama reminds her of her father!! Now she regrets it and can't stand listening to him!

26 posted on 08/11/2012 12:13:06 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: swamprebel

On the old FB, I saw Planned Parenthood re-posts with “5 facts” about how horrible Ryan is. Frankly, I didn’t see the problem with four out of five and the fifth was a lie.

The biggest class warfare poster “was hoping for Portman” (like she’d actually vote for a republican) and claims that this choice will turn us into a 3rd World country with a bigger divide between the haves and the have nots. I like to point out that the biggest class warfare poster among my FB “friends” drives a Mercedes, lives on a street where the asking price for a house is about 600K, and sends one of her children to a private school that costs 22K to attend. There is also never a mention of any charity work of any kind other than the school auction.


27 posted on 08/11/2012 12:13:54 PM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: fish hawk

We have this one chance to save America. This is our one chance, if Obama is re-elected its very hard to reverse Socialism, once the bell is rung its a done deal.


28 posted on 08/11/2012 12:16:00 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Candy Crowley said this Republican ticket is a “death wish ticket”.

Last time they said that was 1980. :)

29 posted on 08/11/2012 12:16:00 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: SkyPilot
I had trouble believeing that even she would say that, but you're right

Take heart - When a liberal speaks it is always the opposite of truth.

30 posted on 08/11/2012 12:16:45 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: originalbuckeye

My response to that is, “We shouldn’t have had Medicare in the first place.” He’s just trying to right a wrong. If you know you’re on the wrong road and you don’t change course—you’re an idiot.


31 posted on 08/11/2012 12:18:12 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

32 posted on 08/11/2012 12:20:14 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: SkyPilot

Death wish ticke

Obama - Biden

That poping sound you hear is the MSM heads expolding.
Who’s keeping the lie count by the liberals?.


33 posted on 08/11/2012 12:20:30 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: wmfights
If a majority of RC's vote for Romney/Ryan it will probably swing the election

Well the RC's vote made it work for Obama in '08.

34 posted on 08/11/2012 12:21:18 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: GBA

Excellent riposte


35 posted on 08/11/2012 12:22:30 PM PDT by Postman (It's time again: US out of the UN. UN out of the US. Zero to follow. Make space in Kenya!)
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To: fish hawk
If Romney does not start expressing Conservative views

You can't 'express' what you don't have. So you must mean you want more deception from him. Empty words only deceive those who choose to be deceived. godless romney is still godless, you can't/shouldn't sweeten it up but expose it.

36 posted on 08/11/2012 12:27:52 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: GBA

Death Wish for Obama and his chances—The MSM will accuse him of everything they can think of and make up a few things along the way. The American People know what’s what—Obama is finished. Good Choice Mittens! I and getting a good feeling about Romney—He may well turn out to be another Reagan!


37 posted on 08/11/2012 12:28:14 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Rufus2007

I am inspired by this choice- the best choice of the reported ‘short list’- but there is a possible downside. In Ryan’s speech in VA, it is very apparent that he outshines Mitt, which likely is not surprising to most Freepers.


38 posted on 08/11/2012 12:29:14 PM PDT by matthew fuller (They'll have to pry my gun, my bible, and my chikin from my cold dead fingers.)
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To: Rufus2007
We'll take the change. You can keep the hope...........
39 posted on 08/11/2012 12:30:30 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The liberal media is already hacking away at Paul Ryan.

Candy Crowley said this Republican ticket is a “death wish ticket”.


The Ryan attacks didn’t work in 2010, did they? In fact, it was a HISTORIC election. Expect similar results in Nov. 2012.


40 posted on 08/11/2012 12:33:09 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
The liberal media is already hacking away at Paul Ryan.

Yeah, but this time they don't have the POS Romney and his mittbots carrying their water to trash the VP pick for four years.

41 posted on 08/11/2012 12:38:18 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Kolath

That’s a catchy phrase!


42 posted on 08/11/2012 12:42:33 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: SaxxonWoods

And I thought Democrats were the “waahh-waahh” crybaby bunch. Romney was picked by the voters, fair and square. Why do conservatives expect a moderate party to nominate a conservative at the top of the ticket?

Flush the RINO’s and you have a tiny powerless fringe party. We conservatives only make up about 20% of the electorate.

Most people who self-identify as conservative, aren’t!

Conservatives must have a long-range, incremental view. It worked very well for the Socialists....

The VP pick isn’t important to most voters anyway. What’s important is the job Ryan can do if Romney is elected. He will be a great influence on Romney when it comes to fiscal policy.


43 posted on 08/11/2012 12:43:49 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: Salvation; Rufus2007
May God protect Ryan and his family through the election.

Will Ryan being VP and the obamacare mandates be enough to get a majority of RC's to vote for Romney? I know biden is RC, but he's not a consideration for Pres., whereas Ryan is young, dynamic and the intellectual leader of the conservative wing of the Pub party.

If a majority of RC's vote for Romney/Ryan it will probably swing the election.

44 posted on 08/11/2012 12:54:29 PM PDT by wmfights
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To: wmfights

I think so. It changed my mind.


45 posted on 08/11/2012 12:59:44 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Candy Crowley is a tiny voice in a growing wilderness. My congressional district has more voters than CNN has viewers.


46 posted on 08/11/2012 1:00:20 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: presently no screen name
Romney is not nor has ever been my pick for this. But I am smarter than a lot of you on here because I realize that putting down Romney and Ryan is giving four more years to Mau Tse Obama. Those here that are going to “write in” or not vote because they don't like Romney are STUPID. I want to puke every time one of them spouts off here. They are letting personal hatred come before the good of our nation. end of story.
47 posted on 08/11/2012 1:01:24 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: presently no screen name
Well the RC's vote made it work for Obama in '08.

Let's pray a majority of them see the error of making deals with the devil.

48 posted on 08/11/2012 1:35:17 PM PDT by wmfights
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To: presently no screen name; fish hawk
Empty words only deceive those who choose to be deceived. godless romney is still godless, you can't/shouldn't sweeten it up but expose it.

I think what you have to keep in mind is how the Tea Party will make the Senate more conservative and how Ryan changes the discussion in the WH if Romney/Ryan wins. Making Ryan VP is a clear statement of what Romney plans to replace obamacare with and how he intends to reform entitlements. Given the choice between a radical muslim and a moderate mormon I really think the choice is easy, especially since the moderate mormon just picked a real conservative with a plan as VP.

49 posted on 08/11/2012 1:42:29 PM PDT by wmfights
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To: Mr. Jeeves

LOL!


50 posted on 08/11/2012 1:49:58 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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