Romney picked Ryan because he scents defeat, and wants a reason to blame his loss on the conservative wing of the party. That's the theory offered by two op-eds from the Washington Post and the National Journal.
Allegedly, Romney realized that he was poised to lose a race he was supposed to win, since at the start of August Obama had gained a small lead in the polls. That's the key to understanding the Ryan pick, according to the National Journal's Noam Schieber:
Ryan is the way Romney and his aides escape blame for their now-likely defeat – blame which would be vicious and unrelenting – and pin it in on conservatives instead. With only minor historical revisions, they will be able to tell a story about how Romney was keeping the race close through early August, at which point the party's conservative darling joined the ticket and sent the poll numbers into steady decline.
I feel Americans feel we all have lost the race, not just Mr. Romney, balance of population is now leaning toward liberal type of world. It may be ascertain bankers have been tampering with our Treasury too the point the bankers and military complex together are ruling force. President is just figurehead today. Mr. Romney is just trying too correct major injury. Little too late.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not an Obama fan in the least, however, US Presidential elections have absolutely nothing to do with the popular vote and everything to do with the electoral college. Obama received 68% of the electoral college votes which is more than a landslide.
Paul Ryan was picked because Romney came out of the primaries disliked by the base. He is a Massachusetts liberal so this pick was only to lock in the far right of the party and the tea party at least through the convention. Ryan does nothing to bring in the moderates, the large blocks where Romney like hispanics and women or the independents who are the largest voting block in the country. If anything Ryan drives away the independents. This is not a survive the general election pick. it is a survive the convention pick.
Damned if he do, damned if he don't. Romney knew if he went with someone "moderate" like himself he would still lose a lot of his base and that could stop him from being elected. But if he chose a conservative he could lose independents and not be elected. Either way about the same chance of winning, and same chance of losing. But at least with a conservative by his side in case he loses he has someone else to blame. If he loses he'll still want to continue his political career in the House or Senate. He'll stand a better chance of winning the primary if voters blame the ultraconservatives for the loss instead of the moderates. Paul Ryan keeps "Plan B" open to Romney in case he loses.
I don't buy it. Romney isn't conceding defeat. Any man who can ship this many American jobs to other countries and manage to find tax shelters that even most other billionaires are unaware of, isn't going to give up that easily. He wants to reel in the more conservative side of the GOP, as well as hopefully, more younger voters.
I don't believe everything I read Bert? Ernie? And I'm less likely to believe it when it comes from a liberal source...I'm a conservative, no offence to you, but I was a Dem for many years, they moved too far left for me. I've been a Conservative for 12 years now. I view the world differently since I'm a little older and wiser...
Pyan was a bold pick by Romney to address today what is happening to this country after four years of dismal leadership by Barack Obama. America cannot allow our government to continue to kick the can down the road. We are broke as a nation due to irresponsible spending of the treasury, and compounding it by borrowing trillions of dollars from countries who have little interest in our stability. The losers will be "We the People", if we continue to fall for the false rehtoric of Barack Obama and his fellow Progressives. They do not care about the debt, and are intent on continuing the spending and borrowing of trillions we will never be able to repay. This President dord not care that the nation is at the cliff, and what measures tare needed to save it. We must reform entitlements, stop the spending of pet projects of special interests, reduce the size of the Federal government, rid government of duplication of agencies, stop the Party mentality of agencies(like GSA, Courts). Replace Washington with people who believe in small government, adhere to the principals of our Founders. And understand that they work for "We the People", not their own interests. Obama considers America the 1% and thrid world countries as the 99%. So he is down-grading America through his policies and diverting our wealth abroad. No sane person would govern like Obama has and not change the course to save the country he swore to defend. So the answer is, Obama wants America to be down-sized to la more level playing field with other countries. His Presidency has been all about redistribution of our wealth. America is broke, why? because that is exactly what Obama wants. Tell Obama this November that you reject this course for you and your families, VOTE - NO TO OBAMA November 2012!!