Rep.Paul Ryan of Wisconsin named Romneys running mate

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Rep.Paul Ryan of Wisconsin named Romneys running mate
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Sat, 08-11-2012 - 9:22am
I went to several websites (pro/con/neutral) to increase my knowledge about him...I knew he was behind The Plan for Prosperity. However, after checking out those sites I'm even less likely to vote for Romney. JMHO.

How do you feel about Romney's choice? What is your opinion/impression of Rep. Ryan?

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 04-07-2002
They were saying on the news this morning that the approval rating has dropped to 10% and hasn't been higher than 20% for the past year!

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Yeah. It's pretty low. Getting better; but doubling a low number doesn't mean much in overall terms. http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/235815-gains-in-congressional-approval-could-undermine-obama-strategy

Maybe other voters won't remember that the Tea Party has been obstructionist (Ryan is one of its darlings), but I will.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 03-03-2009

I'm not sure that Wisconsin is actually whackadoodle. Many analysts felt that Walker was not recalled because though his policies were unpopular, he hadn't technically done anything illegal.

Madison is quite liberal. Not sure about other cities in Wisconsin, but none of them made the 25 most conservative list at http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/statesman/metro/081205libs.pdf

Conservatives WANT to claim Wisconsin as their own but given the political gridlock of last summer, I find it hard to believe that voters in Wisconsin think highly of tea party politicians--and Ryan was one of their leaders. IOW, Romney picked as his running mate a person who is effectively tarred and feathered with the overall Congressional approval rating of......wait for it.................between 10% and 22%. Yowzers!

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 08-30-2002

I just thought "Wisconsin? Really? Isn't this the same wackadoodle state that voted down pay parity for women, has Walker who attrubutes single motherhood with child abuse  and thinks that abused women should not divorce, but "remember what they love" about their abusive husbands instead?" He hails from a state that has had an outright war on women that still voted to keep misogynist Walker in office during a recall election? That just doesen't instill a lot of confidence in the people who have voted him into office and as a result....him.

Just sayin.....as a woman, I will remember in November.



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Registered: 04-16-2008

I was wavering but I guess Ryan helped me make the decision.  I would have been OK with Romney but not Ryan.  So the only option (for me) is Obama.

It is kind of a deja vu of McCain-Palin.  (Again, at least for me).