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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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KEYWORDS: bho44; krauthammer; paulryan
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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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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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