Quotes of the day

posted at 10:43 pm on August 9, 2012 by Allahpundit

[W]hen will they know? And when will the rest of us know? There’s a school of thought in the extended Romney camp that the identity of the pick will dictate the timing of the announcement. A choice that is more exciting to the Republican base, and to the GOP convention delegates, can be announced late, even at the convention itself, because it will instantly excite Republican loyalists. No need for an extended sales campaign. But a pick that is less exciting to the base might be announced earlier, to give Romney time to build support for his choice.

“If he picks Rubio, he could do that the day before the convention, and it would electrify the convention and be exciting,” says one source who is familiar with the campaign but not part of the vice presidential process. “[The delegates] want Rubio, or maybe Christie, or perhaps Paul Ryan. But if he chooses Portman or Pawlenty, he should do it enough in advance so that he doesn’t immediately go in and disappoint the convention. It gives him time to sell his choice.”

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“[Ryan] is the kind of smart, young guy that Mitt likes and Mitt would have probably hired at Bain,” says Mike Murphy, a former Romney adviser. “He shares the intellectual talent and positive outlook of the guys who Mitt mentored for decades.”…

According to Romney insiders, Romney deeply appreciated Ryan’s willingness to privately share his critique of the campaign during the heated Republican primary, where Romney often struggled to make his case. As he watched from afar, long before he endorsed, Ryan drafted a series of detailed strategy and policy advisories, and discussed them with Romney over the phone. For Romney, those corporate-style memos made a lasting impression — and catapulted Ryan into Romney’s circle, where he has remained since.

“Both men are intelligent and very empirically minded, driven by facts,” says Peter Wehner, a friend of Ryan’s and a former Bush and Reagan administration official. “When he looks at Ryan, Romney probably sees somebody like himself, a person he’d want at his side in the business world or the political world. They approach complicated problems the same way.”

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The case against Ryan, 42, is that he is a lightning rod for criticism of the unpopular cuts in government health programs for the elderly and poor he proposed as chairman of the powerful House of Representatives Budget Committee

That is not a weakness, the conservatives argued, but a strength. They want Ryan’s budget to be the issue and they want Ryan there to defend it.

Such a debate, they believe, could elevate the campaign beyond questions that are consuming it now, about Romney’s unwillingness to disclose more than two years of tax returns for example, or his leadership of the investment firm, Bain Capital…

“It turns the election into an all-in bet,” the aide said, adding, “The concern is that when you go all in, you can lose and be out of the game.”

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The question, it seems to us, is not whether Republicans and their presidential nominee own the Ryan budget, but how they choose to talk about it. Republicans shouldn’t worry about having entitlement reform as part of the campaign debate; they should want it there. The 2012 campaign should be about leadership, and about the failure of Barack Obama to provide it on the big issues, including – especially – on entitlement reform, debt, and deficits. It’s no longer the case that talking about entitlements is fatal. Marco Rubio ran on entitlement reform and won decisively … in senior-rich Florida. The more Rubio talked about entitlement reform, in fact, the better he did, according the campaign’s internal tracking polls. Congressional Republicans voted overwhelmingly in favor of the Ryan budget twice and yet they are effectively tied with congressional Democrats on the generic ballot question…

So Romney, and Republicans, will be running on the Romney-Ryan plan no matter what. Having Paul Ryan on the ticket may well make it easier to defend the plan convincingly. Ryan’s pretty good at that.

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[T]he loud, public calls for Mr. Ryan to emerge as the winner demonstrate again the wariness with which conservatives have always treated Mr. Romney. They suggest that there remains a desire among some conservatives for Mr. Romney to demonstrate that he is, in fact, one of them

[T]he conservatives are also looking past the November election to the kind of White House they want should Mr. Romney win. For some conservatives — especially those who identify themselves with the Tea Party movement — winning is not enough.

For some of those conservatives, a Romney administration stocked with moderate Republicans is almost as bad as a second term for Mr. Obama.

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The clamor you are hearing for Paul Ryan for VP is not about helping the Romney candidacy. It’s about controlling the Romney campaign — and ultimately the Romney presidency. It’s about forcing a platform on Romney, and then dictating the agenda for that presidency’s first year. The platform happens to be suicidal, and the agenda impossible, but that does not matter to the Ryan advocates. They take the old Tammany Hall point of view: “Better to lose an agenda than lose control of the party.”

In that sense, the Ryan proposal is a test of Romney’s leadership. If he accedes, it’s a big surrender of control — and a surrender to many of those who most opposed (and who inwardly continue to dislike) his nomination.

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But the smaller, more Machiavellian point is that Ryan is Romney’s best chance to diffuse the blame if he loses this election. If Romney chooses the proverbial “incredibly boring white guy” and then goes down in November, conservatives will place the blame squarely on Romney’s shoulders: He was a flip-flopping, Massachusetts Moderate with a cautious campaign and a car garage. The narrative, in fact, is already set. In July, the Wall Street Journal editorial page accused Romney of “slowly squandering an historic opportunity.” They would simply have to change “squandering” to “squandered.” And Romney knows it.

But if Romney chooses Ryan — if he makes this the “big election over big issues” that the Wall Street Journal editorial page wants — then his loss will be their loss as well. He’ll still be blamed, of course. But the fact will remain that he took conservative counsel, adopted conservative ideas, named a conservative hero as his vice president, ran on the Ryan budget, and lost to a liberal. The right will not be able to pretend they weren’t on the ticket. They will have chosen the ticket. The right will not be able to say Romney ran a cautious campaign. They will have cranked his campaign’s strategy up to 11.

What’s less clear is what conservatives get out of the deal, save the opportunity to see Ryan debate Joe Biden. If Ryan is named to the ticket and the ticket loses, the loss will discredit the Ryan budget, and empower those in the Republican Party who want to pivot back to the center. Whereas conservatives have some chance of winning the intraparty argument if Romney/Portman loses — “we shouldn’t have nominated the insincere moderate,” they’ll say — they have little chance of arguing that the Republican Party simply didn’t run hard enough on the Ryan budget if Romney/Ryan loses.

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Mini me.

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Ryan works for me!
/Bishop!!

Khun Joe on August 9, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Scrumpy on August 9, 2012 at 10:45 PM

It will be.

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Mini- me.

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 10:46 PM

How did you beat me Bmore? Hmmmm?

How you doing :-)

Scrumpy on August 9, 2012 at 10:46 PM

All establishment, all the time.

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Pick Bobby Jindal and be done!

Scrumpy on August 9, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Sounds like a need to speculate about the speculation….something for the true political junkie to do while Americans are watching the Olympics….

I was just thinking I have not seen an Obama ad in several days….Feels good.

DVPTexFla on August 9, 2012 at 10:48 PM

I’d be good with Jindal or Ryan.

Yea! I got in early enough in QOTD that I’m not catching up two pages before getting to current comments

AZfederalist on August 9, 2012 at 10:48 PM

I’m sick and tired of these timid people telling us there are things you can’t talk about because you’ll lose. Are we supposed to avoid the subject of entitlements all the way until bankruptcy? Somebody has to stick their neck out at some point.

Mark1971 on August 9, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Does it really matter?

Scrumpy on August 9, 2012 at 10:49 PM

How did you beat me Bmore? Hmmmm?

How you doing :-)

Scrumpy on August 9, 2012 at 10:46 PM

I’m well Scrumpy, I havn’t been posting much, but I have noticed you trying to keep them honest. Nice job. ; )

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Pick Bobby Jindal and be done!

Scrumpy on August 9, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Dangit ALyT, did you go changin’ your handle again?

cozmo on August 9, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Tomorrow.

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 10:51 PM

He won’t pick Ryan, not because he wouldn’t be a great selection, but he needs Ryan and his brains fighting in Congress, it’s going to be hell.

Jindal, if they’re smart.

TXUS on August 9, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Now I can kick back and lurk!!

Here is somthing lighthearted:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYgOlqinH7A&feature=related

Scrumpy on August 9, 2012 at 10:51 PM

When you think victory, think Castle. Mike Castle.

Bishop on August 9, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Congrats AZ!

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 10:52 PM

No, No, No! You must pick a Rino!

*GOP establishment*

predator on August 9, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Romney Ryan, the three R’s!

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 10:54 PM

cozmo on August 9, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Noooooooooooo!!

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 10:49 PM
I be tryin’… Glad you are well :-)

Scrumpy on August 9, 2012 at 10:55 PM

I just don’t understand why Humpbot isn’t on the short list.
Obama screwed the country. Humpbot could knock it up good.

Evening all.

AllahsNippleHair on August 9, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Don’t think it’ll be Jindal…

I sure as Hell hope it’s not Christie OR Pawlenty.

Now, the rumor mill has thrown Gen Patraeous’s name into the mix, which wouldn’t be a bad choice on its face, maybe, but we need to do some more vetting on him.

I know we keep hearing West, Rubio, or even Palin, which if i was cynical enough (and I am) would be a pretty naked play for certain minority groups to come to our tent, but I don’t think that would be the smart play *if* that’s the only reason you’re doing it…too insulting.

I’m gonna shake my 8 ball and say he’s going to either go with Ryan. Secures the South & the Heartland, gives the Dems a serious fight for the Southwest (excluding California) and may even deliver Florida IF you get the right darn message out.

BlaxPac on August 9, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Here’s more of the exchange on picking a vice president.

CHUCK TODD: What do you want your running mate to say about you? What do you want your selection to say about what kind of president you’re going to be?

MITT ROMNEY: I don’t think I have anything for you on the V.P. running mate. Other than I– I certainly expect to have a person that has a strength of character, a vision for the country, that, that adds something to the political discourse about the direction of the country. I mean, I happen to believe this is a defining election for America; that we’re going to be voting for what kind of America we’re going to have.

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/09/13204646-romney-i-want-a-vp-with-vision-for-the-country?lite
——————————————–

Its America at Stake,the Direction,and the Soul that is up for
grabs(so to speak)!!!

So,I do hope,the VP Candidate,reflects those goals/values,which,
I have no doubt!!

Its the Economy and Direction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 10:56 PM

What’s less clear is what conservatives get out of the deal, save the opportunity to see Ryan debate Joe Biden. If Ryan is named to the ticket and the ticket loses, the loss will discredit the Ryan budget, and empower those in the Republican Party who want to pivot back to the center. Whereas conservatives have some chance of winning the intraparty argument if Romney/Portman loses — “we shouldn’t have nominated the insincere moderate,” they’ll say — they have little chance of arguing that the Republican Party simply didn’t run hard enough on the Ryan budget if Romney/Ryan loses.

Why does everything have to be the long view politically, with little regard for the long view of the country? How about simply picking the person you’d think would be the best one for the job? The VP doesn’t move near as many votes as people pretend this time of year anyway.

stldave on August 9, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Tomorrows Dream.

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Evening all.

AllahsNippleHair on August 9, 2012 at 10:55 PM

AllahsNippleHair:Even’ng:)

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 10:57 PM

When did Ryan become some Tea Party rock star? Talk about projection.

kevinkristy on August 9, 2012 at 10:57 PM

It’s TPaw so…better announce it last month so we have time to grow on him

Slade73 on August 9, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Noooooooooooo!!

Scrumpy on August 9, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Uh-huh…

I’ve got my eye on you.

Start with the descriptives; (hides), (bites) etc. or cheer leading for Craig James and we shall see.

cozmo on August 9, 2012 at 10:58 PM

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Applies to the VP pick.

a capella on August 9, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Tomorrow.

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Cute!!

Scrumpy on August 9, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Romney Ryan, the three R’s!

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Bmore:Lol,

and KISS…(Keep It Simple Stupid)!!:)

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Mussolini gave a couple speeches today. Something about nationalizing all Industry…

wolly4321 on August 9, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Tomorrow?

Wait, I thought Bill Kristol said it was going to be today?

By what logic is a VP announced on a Friday? Isn’t that the day that the White House usually reserves for correcting Eric Holder’s most recent lies to Congress and releasing documents about failed green-energy loans?

Lawdawg86 on August 9, 2012 at 11:01 PM

LET’S REPEAT AUTO BAILOUT SUCCESS ‘WITH EVERY INDUSTRY’…

This what Obama said today twice in Colorado…gonna nationalize everything he can get his hands on. This is why we so need to beat him.

gracie on August 9, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Evening all.

AllahsNippleHair on August 9, 2012 at 10:55 PM

AllahsNippleHair:Even’ng:)

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Been meaning to ask you. If Obama gets reelected, do we need to make reservations to move into your house?

AllahsNippleHair on August 9, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Good Luck with that one! Lol…

Seriously, I am not who you think I am ;-)

Scrumpy on August 9, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Lawdawg86 on August 9, 2012 at 11:01 PM

It’ll be a day or 2 after the Olympics end.

gracie on August 9, 2012 at 11:02 PM

and KISS…
canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Well, as long as its not the goofy glam band.

Had to deal with enough of their freaky cult following decades ago.

cozmo on August 9, 2012 at 11:02 PM

That is not a weakness, the conservatives argued, but a strength. They want Ryan’s budget to be the issue and they want Ryan there to defend it.
============

Love to see Ryan and Hopey in the ring,for,

“HealthCare Summitt Part Deux Rematch”!

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:03 PM

cozmo on August 9, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Who is Craig James? Why would I bite n hide?

Scrumpy on August 9, 2012 at 11:03 PM

obama says when and mitt say how high

rinse and repeat

renalin on August 9, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Has Romney asked Mitch Daniel’s wife yet?

faraway on August 9, 2012 at 11:05 PM

i think he will shock everyone and pick:

DEBBIIIIIIIIIIIIIIE BLABBERMOUTH SCHULLLLLLLLLTZ!!!!!

GhoulAid on August 9, 2012 at 11:05 PM

and KISS…
canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Well, as long as its not the goofy glam band.

Had to deal with enough of their freaky cult following decades ago.

cozmo on August 9, 2012 at 11:02 PM

cozmo:Otay then, no glam bands…lol!:O

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:05 PM

To repeat myself
The nominee needs to name the cabinet
Mr. Romney, please sir.
You have a hundred thoroughbreds to serve at your pleasure
Announce the team and win the election,.

seesalrun2 on August 9, 2012 at 11:06 PM

In the end, none of them will have any impact on the election.

So, whatever.

faraway on August 9, 2012 at 11:07 PM

LET’S REPEAT AUTO BAILOUT SUCCESS ‘WITH EVERY INDUSTRY’…

This what Obama said today twice in Colorado…gonna nationalize everything he can get his hands on. This is why we so need to beat him.

gracie on August 9, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Had not seen that. Yeah, that’s been a great success, hasn’t it? That should scare everyone who has money in any bonds or whose retirement fund has any money in bonds.

Yep, fundamentally changing Amerika.

AZfederalist on August 9, 2012 at 11:07 PM

i think he will shock everyone and pick:

DEBBIIIIIIIIIIIIIIE BLABBERMOUTH SCHULLLLLLLLLTZ!!!!!

GhoulAid on August 9, 2012 at 11:05 PM

GhoulAid:

She doesn’t hear voices in her head,sooo,I think that
disqualifiers her,er wait,shes from the Demon Party…ugh!
(sarc).

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Tomorrow…

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Jindal, Ryan or Rubio – unless you can get Scott Walker.

The Count on August 9, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Mitt should pick Clint Eastwood. He’d tell Biden to get off his lawn at the debate.

Slade73 on August 9, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Does anyone take Ezra Klein seriously…?

d1carter on August 9, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Please tell me that romney is not foolish enough to pick ryan. in an election that will clearly be a referendum on obama, the one thing you can’t do is risk changing that by making it a referendum on the repubs plan to cliffdive granny. do no harm.

phillysfinest on August 9, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Does anyone take Ezra Klein seriously…?

d1carter on August 9, 2012 at 11:09 PM

His dog still sh!ts on his carpet, if that tells you anything.

jaime on August 9, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Who knows what tomorrow may bring?

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 11:11 PM

When did Ryan become some Tea Party rock star? Talk about projection.

kevinkristy on August 9, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Since he put his sack on the table to save your country.

The Count on August 9, 2012 at 11:11 PM

But the smaller, more Machiavellian point is that Ryan is Romney’s best chance to diffuse the blame if he loses this election.

If Romney loses, he will be about as politically relevant as John McCain, John Kerry, Al Gore, Bob Dole, George H.W. Bush, Michael Dukakis, Walter Mondale, Jimmy Carter, etc. were after their losing campaigns. So I doubt he cares much about what happens to him after a loss.

RINO in Name Only on August 9, 2012 at 11:12 PM

mitt should pick ….himself up and go home!

Pragmatic on August 9, 2012 at 11:12 PM

This what Obama said today twice in Colorado…gonna nationalize everything he can get his hands on. This is why we so need to beat him.

gracie on August 9, 2012 at 11:01 PM

OMG for real!

We don’t need that!

Scrumpy on August 9, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Authorities have released his college records….

George Zimmerman’s college records.

d1carter on August 9, 2012 at 11:13 PM

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Been meaning to ask you. If Obama gets reelected, do we need to make reservations to move into your house?

AllahsNippleHair on August 9, 2012 at 11:01 PM

AllahsNippleHair:

Good Point,I’ll issue an order to my specially trained
Canadian Commando Beavers to make room,for our Patriots
to the South,temperarily setting up a Mini State,within
our Province!

PS.I think can wing it,with a quick talk with PM.Harper,
I do believe,Harper cannot stand Hopey!:)
(snark).

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Good QOTD! Summarizes the issues for and against Ryan nicely. Much food for thought. Still, I think he’ll be a fine choice, if it’s Ryan. If these big issues tank the ticket, so be it. What’s the alternative? Pretend we agree with barack about everything and then do a switcheroo after the inauguration? Nah. That won’t work. Might as well go all in on, as Romney said, what kind of country we’re going to have. If it doesn’t go our way, make sure you’re taking full advantage of your Second Amendment rights, make sure you’re training your children to, lay in about 6 months worth of daily living supplies, and otherwise be prepared for the civil unrest to come when the whole thing crashes down. Because it will.

Rational Thought on August 9, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 11:11 PM

I always thought Steve Winwood had a good voice.

jaime on August 9, 2012 at 11:14 PM

More than that tomorrow.

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Goofy glam band,, even Gene Simmons realizes now barky sucks.

wolly4321 on August 9, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Paul Ryan is one of my favorite active politicians but wouldn’t it be more strategic to pick someone whose state has a few more electoral votes…say like Florida (Rubio)?

anuts on August 9, 2012 at 11:15 PM

stop harshing the Mittsterz buzz Pragmatic

Slade73 on August 9, 2012 at 11:15 PM

This what Obama said today twice in Colorado…gonna nationalize everything he can get his hands on. This is why we so need to beat him.

gracie on August 9, 2012 at 11:01 PM

gracie:

Oh gawd,just wait till he talks about Education and Teachers!

Sounds like he is floating another Stimulus Plan,to bribe,er,buy
votes!!:)

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Anybody from Texas on tonight??!

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Obama will pick Hillary for VP — in order to win re-election.

So, Mitt needs to counter that.

faraway on August 9, 2012 at 11:17 PM

The clamor you are hearing for Paul Ryan for VP is not about helping the Romney candidacy. It’s about controlling the Romney campaign — and ultimately the Romney presidency.

Frum is right about that at least. Because everyone else on team Romney is out there talking about etch-a-sketching and the wonders of statist healthcare (Romneycare).

besser tot als rot on August 9, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Goofy glam band,, even Gene Simmons realizes now barky sucks.

wolly4321 on August 9, 2012 at 11:14 PM

So, that didn’t stop him from starting a goofy glam band in order to separate boys from their allowances.

I’m just mad because I didn’t think of that.

Now go Rock&Roll all night then lick it up.

cozmo on August 9, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Tomorrow never knows.

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 11:19 PM

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Been meaning to ask you. If Obama gets reelected, do we need to make reservations to move into your house?

AllahsNippleHair on August 9, 2012 at 11:01 PM

AllahsNippleHair:

Good Point,I’ll issue an order to my specially trained
Canadian Commando Beavers to make room,for our Patriots
to the South,temperarily setting up a Mini State,within
our Province!

PS.I think can wing it,with a quick talk with PM.Harper,
I do believe,Harper cannot stand Hopey!:)
(snark).

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:13 PM

We’ll make sovereign Texas our winter escape.
We just need to make sure Upperyeastside doesn’t sneak in.

AllahsNippleHair on August 9, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Obama will pick Hillary for VP — in order to win re-election.

So, Mitt needs to counter that.

faraway on August 9, 2012 at 11:17 PM

By picking Hillary first? Honestly, I think that the Clintons (Bill at least) are about on ideological parity with Romney.

besser tot als rot on August 9, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Anybody from Texas on tonight??!

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:17 PM

No.

Only two things come from Texas. Normal people migrated there.

cozmo on August 9, 2012 at 11:19 PM

11:11pm- do no harm? Doing nothing does harm.

wolly4321 on August 9, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Mitt should wait until the Dem convention is over to announce his pick – Sep 6th.

faraway on August 9, 2012 at 11:20 PM

besser tot als rot on August 9, 2012 at 11:19 PM

faraway is a troll.

jaime on August 9, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Since he put his sack on the table to save your country.

The Count on August 9, 2012 at 11:11 PM

exactly!

MontanaMmmm on August 9, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Rubio would bring the most votes for Romney… I hope he will pick him… We shall see…

mnjg on August 9, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Chuck Todd ‏@chucktodd

Fwiw, what struck me about Gov. Romney’s VP answer to me: it wasn’t a stock response. More on @nbcnightlynews
3:30 PM – 9 Aug 12

https://twitter.com/chucktodd

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Ryan is who the Democrats are scared of. The guy fights back and has a knack for describing complicated topics in a way that everyone can relate. Reminds me a little of Reagan in this respect. He was someone that took liberals to task as well.

Really though, the Obama campaign is in full panic mode. The polls are skewing the D/R/I so far that soon, they’ll have to give Obama 50% Dems and it still won’t be enough to get 50% in the poll.

MrX on August 9, 2012 at 11:23 PM

cozmo on August 9, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Steers come from Texas. What else?

jaime on August 9, 2012 at 11:23 PM

The GOP will betray you!!..:)

The GOPe will betray you!..For the true cons!..:)

Dire Straits on August 9, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Too many people just don’t get it. only one thing matters: win. there will be no country left if obama is re-elected. we are not out for moral victories. there is very little upside with ryan on the ticket and huge downside. i saw 2 chances that romney could lose: if ron paul ran as an independent and siphoned off 10% or more like perot, or romney picks ryan. how can so many people on HA not see the incredible risk of picking him. there are just too many low info ignorant people that will believe the leftwing media telling them that romneyryan will end medicare.

phillysfinest on August 9, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Wait until tomorrow.

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Anybody from Texas on tonight??!

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Present!

anuts on August 9, 2012 at 11:25 PM

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:17 PM

No.

Only two things come from Texas. Normal people migrated there.

cozmo on August 9, 2012 at 11:19 PM

cozmo:Well,if one was from the Lone Star!!!!:)
==============================================

Dallas County declares state of emergency due to West Nile
WFAA
Posted on August 9, 2012 at 8:40 PM
Updated today at 9:16 PM
************************

http://www.wfaa.com/news/health/Dallas-County-declares-state-of-emergency-due-to-West-Nile-165675936.html

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:25 PM

faraway is a troll.

jaime on August 9, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Just at night. In the daytime, I’m a mild mannered commenter. :)

faraway on August 9, 2012 at 11:25 PM

The VP subject has become incredibly boring.

‘Objective’ reporting, all the way.

Schadenfreude on August 9, 2012 at 11:26 PM

AZfederalist on August 9, 2012 at 10:48 PM

I’m with you!..Jindal or Ryan would be great!..:)

Dire Straits on August 9, 2012 at 11:26 PM

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:25 PM

But just yesterday the county commissioners passed on aerial spraying.

cozmo on August 9, 2012 at 11:27 PM

there are just too many low info ignorant people that will believe the leftwing media telling them that romneyryan will end medicare.

phillysfinest on August 9, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Then you counter with Obamacare doing more damage to the program than what Ryan’s ever proposed.

anuts on August 9, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Anybody from Texas on tonight??!

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Present!

anuts on August 9, 2012 at 11:25 PM

aunts:Get a mosquito net thingy!!:)
===================================

DALLAS – Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins declared a public health emergency in Dallas County Thursday due to the West Nile virus epidemic in the area

http://www.wfaa.com/news/health/Dallas-County-declares-state-of-emergency-due-to-West-Nile-165675936.html

canopfor on August 9, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Bmore on August 9, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Nice..Good evening!..:)

Dire Straits on August 9, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Schadenfreude on August 9, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Hiya there! I agree that’s why I am lurking… :-)

Scrumpy on August 9, 2012 at 11:29 PM

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