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Ryan Being Vetted for VP
National Review Online ^ | June 22, 2012 | Robert Costa

Posted on 06/22/2012 4:38:54 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I’m reliably informed that Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Budget Committee chairman, has submitted paperwork to the Romney campaign. Sources confirm that he is being vetted for the vice-presidential nomination.

Ryan, one of the GOP’s brightest young stars, is clearly a favorite of Romney allies. But some top Republican officials are wary of plucking him from the House, where he is the party’s most influential voice on fiscal issues.

Earlier this week, Romney campaigned with Ryan in Janesville, Wis., Ryan’s hometown. Ryan previously stumped for Romney in late March and early April, ahead of Wisconsin’s Republican presidential primary.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012veep; campaign; paulryan2012; romney; romney2012; ryan
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All I can say is.. YES! It would be nice if America could go back to having a Budget again. Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi said today that Obama should completely eliminate the debt ceiling. No joke.
1 posted on 06/22/2012 4:39:05 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

A lot better than Rubio.


2 posted on 06/22/2012 4:40:16 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Oooops. Article by Robert Costa.


3 posted on 06/22/2012 4:41:29 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost; afraidfortherepublic; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; ...

Paul Ryan is a very bold choice. If any criticism can be make, it’s that choosing him is too bold, too risky. Ryan has shown amazing political courage and is one of the political heroes of this decade. Choosing him would excite the base big time, but carry great risk, as well.

IMHO, the running mate will be either Rob Portman or Tim Pawlenty.


4 posted on 06/22/2012 4:43:56 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I would support this wholeheartedly.

And yes, he would be much better than Senor Rubio.


5 posted on 06/22/2012 4:44:19 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Best of the choices being discussed.


6 posted on 06/22/2012 4:46:17 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
If any criticism can be make, it’s that choosing him is too bold, too risky.

How do you reckon, exactly?

(I'm not disagreeing with your assessment, I just wonder what precisely you are thinking. Thanks.)

7 posted on 06/22/2012 4:46:37 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

The genius of picking Ryan would be his ability to present his plan without the media shorthand that has, up until now, labeled it “mean”. Not to mention he would make biden explode in debate!


8 posted on 06/22/2012 4:47:56 PM PDT by cartoonistx
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To: Clintonfatigued

He has nice hair though which could lure some 20-something bimbo females who focus heavily on style away from Obama. Whatever it takes! LOL!


9 posted on 06/22/2012 4:48:14 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Secret Service code name: “Acolyte”


10 posted on 06/22/2012 4:49:05 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Loose lips.


11 posted on 06/22/2012 4:49:33 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Red Steel

We don’t need anymore “compassionate conservatives” Just saw Lou Dobbs smack down a well- known illegal immigrant. It was greatness. Too bad Romney and more Republicans don’t have the guts to say to the illegals what Dobbs does.


12 posted on 06/22/2012 4:49:58 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

He gets my vote. I’d personally prefer Allen West but I’d definitely be on board with Ryan.


13 posted on 06/22/2012 4:51:48 PM PDT by samtheman (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/21/obamas-socialist-designs/)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

If not Scott Walker then Paul Ryan.


14 posted on 06/22/2012 4:54:36 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: rogue yam

Paul Ryan made serious and substantive proposals to save Medicare from bankruptsy and the Democrats, aided & abetted by the MSM, demagogued it and scared seniors. It’ll happen again if Ryan is chosen.


15 posted on 06/22/2012 4:54:55 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Choosing him would excite the base big time, but carry great risk, as well.


Why would he be risky?


16 posted on 06/22/2012 4:54:55 PM PDT by unkus
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I say yeah.


17 posted on 06/22/2012 4:55:46 PM PDT by Diggity
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

CheeseHeads are poised to save America. That’s what I’m sayin....


18 posted on 06/22/2012 4:55:46 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, Ron Johnson, Reince Preibus. The Cheesehead Revolution to save America.)
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To: unkus

“Why would he be risky?”

Check posting #15.


19 posted on 06/22/2012 4:56:35 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
. Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi said today that Obama should completely eliminate the debt ceiling.

Starting to believe that Pelosi is in the Soros Group who plans to crash the United States.

20 posted on 06/22/2012 4:56:48 PM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Thanks.


21 posted on 06/22/2012 4:57:54 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Mygirlsmom

Slightly OT, but I hope to be able to add Eric Hovde or Jeff Fitzgerald to my list as Jr. Senator from the great state of WI!!


22 posted on 06/22/2012 5:00:13 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, Ron Johnson, Reince Preibus. The Cheesehead Revolution to save America.)
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To: Lazamataz
Starting to believe that Pelosi is in the Soros Group who plans to crash the United States.

I'd almost be tempted to believe that too, except for the fact that Nancy Pelosi has the intellectual acuity of a rubber doorstop.

23 posted on 06/22/2012 5:00:18 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Mygirlsmom

Rience Priebus? say what?


24 posted on 06/22/2012 5:02:03 PM PDT by txhurl (Scott Walker is my President.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
True. Soros probably considers her a useful idiot.
25 posted on 06/22/2012 5:04:56 PM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

“IMHO, the running mate will be either Rob Portman or Tim Pawlenty.”


I agree with your assessment. They’re the only two qualified, Protestant conservatives from key regions left standing.


26 posted on 06/22/2012 5:05:45 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: txhurl

“Rience Priebus”.. What’s in a name? Endless humiliation! His parents should be tarred and feathered for giving him this name.


27 posted on 06/22/2012 5:06:13 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Clintonfatigued

“Paul Ryan is a very bold choice.
IMHO, the running mate will be either Rob Portman or Tim Pawlenty.”

I agree Ryan would be a bold choice, but I think it would be a mistake to pull him from the House. Portman or Pawlenty may be less bold/exciting/charismatic, but Portman in particular knows the budget inside/out/backwards and could easily be tasked with entitlement/budget reform, working hand-in-glove with Ryan on the House side and his Senate colleagues to get it done. In the latter regard he actually has a leg up on Ryan.


28 posted on 06/22/2012 5:06:52 PM PDT by DrC
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Imagine Ryan in a debate against dumbo Biden. LOL


29 posted on 06/22/2012 5:11:03 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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I say no. We need Ryan in Congress where he can make a difference. We lose his ability to change things if he becomes VP. As VP he loses any power to push the Conservative adgenda.


30 posted on 06/22/2012 5:11:20 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: Red Steel
A lot better than Rubio.

Romney needs to surround himself with people with rock-solid conservative reputations in order to achieve some credibility with the conservative base. Rubio's statements on illegal immigrants disqualifies him.

31 posted on 06/22/2012 5:12:47 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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BTW, I don't consider Scott Walker (who would be terrific) to be “left standing” since he will not run for VP due to his commitment to finishing the job in WI.
32 posted on 06/22/2012 5:13:45 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: txhurl

Make fun of Priebus if you will, but he orchestrated the great Republican Wave that allowed Scott Walker to succeed and survive his recall....he is an expert at the grass roots organizing that wins elections.


33 posted on 06/22/2012 5:19:25 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, Ron Johnson, Reince Preibus. The Cheesehead Revolution to save America.)
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Paul Ryan made serious and substantive proposals to save Medicare from bankruptsy and the Democrats, aided & abetted by the MSM, demagogued it and scared seniors. It’ll happen again if Ryan is chosen.

I honestly don't think there is any public policy debate that I would rather have between now and November than a discussion of the future solvency of the Medicare and Social Security programs.

I say bring it on.

The facts are on our side, something must be done, and the 'Rats are at the bottom of a very deep hole having so explicitly denied the existence of a problem for so long.

America has never been more in need of, or more receptive to, arguments that entitlement programs are bankrupt and need to be reformulated. New Jersey, New York, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, San Jose, San Diego, reform is coming. It is wining in legislatures and it is winning at the ballot box. This is what the tea party was founded to promote.

Let us not shrink in fear but rather seize the moment and lead!

34 posted on 06/22/2012 5:19:59 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Anybody but Rubio. What a sellout. He puts ethnicity above all else. Shameful.


35 posted on 06/22/2012 5:27:17 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Lazamataz

“True. Soros probably considers her a useful idiot.”

Come on Laz....concubines do have a use;-)


36 posted on 06/22/2012 5:28:10 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: sean327
I say no. We need Ryan in Congress where he can make a difference. We lose his ability to change things if he becomes VP. As VP he loses any power to push the Conservative adgenda.

It is not uncommon for people to say this but I have always thought it untrue.

What about Dick Cheney?

Yes, the orders ultimately come from the President but if the VP holds meetings and conducts discussions and negotiations on the President's behalf then he is making a huge contribution.

The President is just one man and the federal government is huge. Having an experienced Congressman as VP participating with GOP Congressional leaders in drafting legislation to reform the tax code and the entitlement programs sounds like a big plus to me.

37 posted on 06/22/2012 5:36:30 PM PDT by rogue yam
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Will Jeri Ryan be part of the vetting process ?


39 posted on 06/22/2012 5:38:11 PM PDT by Celerity
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Haven’t seen Jeri in a while. I would prefer to not tarnish my teenage memories of her.


40 posted on 06/22/2012 5:46:58 PM PDT by nhoward14
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Wisconsin Paul Ryan ping

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


41 posted on 06/22/2012 5:50:33 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ought-six

Rubio’s a turncoat.


42 posted on 06/22/2012 5:52:59 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

His hair doesn’t hold a candle to his beautiful blue eyes (and I’m no 20 something bimbo).


43 posted on 06/22/2012 5:53:13 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Ryan should remain in the House and either be Speaker, or Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.


44 posted on 06/22/2012 6:06:23 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama doesnÂ’t have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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IMHO, Pawlenty certainly won’t excite the base and I doubt Ryan will either in spite of his fiscal acumen. They won’t play well in the south.


45 posted on 06/22/2012 6:16:35 PM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I am sure names will be leaked up to the convention...purposely.


46 posted on 06/22/2012 6:17:10 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I really like Paul Ryan, but we really need him in the House. The GOP “leadership” in the House of Representatives are a bunch of castrated cowards. Ryan is the only one of the bunch with some courage. We’d be wasting his talent making him Vice-President.


47 posted on 06/22/2012 6:21:52 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Ryan (if he would take the job) would be sorely missed in Congress by those of us who really love what he’s doing there. I don’t know if he would be a greater asset to conservatism as VP, or not - but let’s see what he says.


48 posted on 06/22/2012 6:34:38 PM PDT by Ron C.
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I like Ryan, and it would make a great bumper sticker too...

Decision 2012
Romney & Ryan
or
O & Joe LYIN?

49 posted on 06/22/2012 6:35:37 PM PDT by domeika
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Well, like with Sarah Palin or Marco Rubio, i don’t want to see our rising stars pushed out front before they’re ready.

But, as for Paul Ryan, i like the cut of his jib!!


50 posted on 06/22/2012 6:58:20 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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