Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on August 12, 2012 by Allahpundit

In choosing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney not only surprised the political world late Friday night, but he has become a different candidate for president over night.

He is suddenly someone willing to take a risk, someone offering specifics instead of generalities, and someone willing to sell his own agenda to the voters instead of trying to bash his way into the Oval Office. And by embracing Ryan, and the controversial policy heft he brings to the ticket, Romney is now a serious candidate who has displayed true leadership — the willingness to do something politically dangerous because he believes it is the right thing to do…

Romney has shown now he doesn’t plan to try and win by default. He has chosen the best person, likely the only person, who can convince an anxious electorate of the need to swallow some dreadful medicine. If Ryan can’t do it, then it’s likely nobody can.

***

Many close aides had been lobbying for the low-risk, non-objectionable Pawlenty, arguing that the two could run as outsiders, taking on Washington…

Instead, Romney went for one of the most prominent faces in Washington. “Do no harm,” the campaign’s longtime philosophy about choosing a ticket mate, had suddenly become: “Let’s take a chance.” For several weeks, top aides had seen that Romney was learning toward bold over safe.

“Chemistry, seriousness, bigness,” said one of Romney’s closest advisers, when asked what sealed the deal for Ryan. “Win with a mandate to fix what needed to be fixed.”

***

Romney is rolling the dice on a bet that voters crave “substance” — in this case, a deep debate about the deficit and entitlement cuts that Romney himself has mostly dodged up to this point…

For the GOP’s conservative base, Ryan’s entry holds the tantalizing promise of elevating Romney’s game, inciting a debate on the familiar and friendly battlefield of the tea party-dominated 2010 midterms.

The 42-year-old Wisconsin congressman “knows the game — he knows math — he knows exactly what the country needs,” said Alan Simpson, the former Republican senator from Wyoming Obama tapped to co-chair his deficit commission.

“There will be an adult conversation, therefore the children will throw emotion, fear, guilt, and racism on him,” he added. “They will bomb him, bomb him, shell him coastline and bunker, and he will survive. He has facts. He uses math. He’s damn good. He’s excellent.

***

Three years ago, the Tea Party movement emerged as a way of protesting Mr. Obama’s health care legislation. Members followed up with a wave of political victories in the 2010 midterm elections that gave the movement a strong — if not always organized and coherent — voice in the Congress.

Now, Mr. Ryan’s place on the national ticket testifies to the staying power of the Tea Party ideology and provides a single person around which the movement can coalesce. When he delivers his remarks at the Republican National Convention in Tampa later this month, Mr. Ryan will be speaking for the Tea Party as much as anyone else…

[E]very movement needs someone to help it focus. For the Tea Party, Mr. Ryan appears to be that man.

***

Romney embraced Ryan after the sociopathic — indifferent to the truth — ad for Barack Obama that is meretricious about every important particular of the death from cancer of the wife of steelworker Joe Soptic. Obama’s desperate flailing about to justify four more years has sunk into such unhinged smarminess that Romney may have concluded: There is nothing Obama won’t say about me, because he has nothing to say for himself, so I will chose a running mate whose seriousness about large problems and ideas underscores what the president has become — silly and small…

When Ryan said in Norfolk, “We won’t replace our Founding principles, we will reapply them,” he effectively challenged Obama to say what Obama believes, which is: Madison was an extremist in enunciating the principles of limited government — the enumeration and separation of powers. And Jefferson was an extremist in asserting that government exists not to grant rights but to “secure” natural rights that pre-exist government.

Romney’s selection of a running mate was, in method and outcome, presidential. It underscores how little in the last four years merits that adjective.

***

Beneath Messina’s distortions lies a real and important debate. Is our welfare state basically healthy, just in need of a few tweaks to restore its fiscal health? Democrats believe, or claim to believe, that if we just raised taxes on the rich and let experts redirect Medicare spending, we could keep the open- ended entitlement programs on which we have come to rely.

Republicans, on the other hand, tend to think that our entitlement programs are structurally flawed in a way that neither tax increases nor better management can solve. Republicans do not want to abolish these entitlements. Their view is that they should be limited, and made to work with rather than against markets.

The Democratic view has a strong base of support among voters. Even those who share the Republican view, as I do, cannot be sure it will win in the court of public opinion. If Romney and Ryan do prevail in November, it will mean that voters accept the need to modernize the welfare state — and this election will end up having been the most important one since 1980.

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[B]y making this choice, Mitt Romney is declaring war. There will be no evasion, no triangulation, no attempt to mask what is at stake in this election. Instead, Romney and Ryan will directly confront Barack Obama and call him to account for putting us on a ruinous course.

This will alter radically the dynamics of the race. The money spent by Obama trying to demonize Governor Romney will prove to be money entirely wasted. The election is not going to be about Mitt Romney. It is not going to be about the sexual revolution. It is not going to be about Bain Capital. It is going to be about the failed policies of Barack Obama, about their dangerous character, and about the sober, sound alternative the Republicans represent.

This will help the Republicans in Senate and House races immeasurably, for it will give Romney and Ryan coattails — now, without a doubt, the candidates in these other races have something concrete on which to run: repeal Obamacare, pare back the entitlements state, reform our system of taxation, and put our fiscal house in order. No one will doubt the capacity of the Republicans to rule.

I have predicted that Romney will win by a landslide. The choice of Paul Ryan means that Romney has chosen the path that will maximize the significance of his victory and its impact on the races for seats in the House and Senate.

***

“The race is now framed exactly as we want it,” said Kevin Madden, a senior Romney adviser. “Voters are going to judge our current struggling economy and President Obama’s lack of leadership on that issue very harshly, and then look at a Romney-Ryan ticket as an opportunity to take the country in a bold new direction towards a better future.”…

What Mr. Obama found appealing, the notion of a man of ideas willing to make tough choices, is what he now will need to devalue him. While Democrats openly crowed that Mr. Ryan was the choice they had hoped for because of the sharp contrast, they acknowledged he is a young, attractive, well-spoken politician who explains his plan better than his fellow Republicans do. If he makes the issue the national debt that has risen so much under Mr. Obama, rather than his solution for it, Mr. Ryan could pose a serious challenge to the president.

In other words, to put the bull’s-eye on Mr. Ryan’s back, Mr. Obama will first have to get it off his own.

***

“There’s only one president that I know of in history that robbed Medicare, $716 billion to pay for a new risky program of his own that we call Obamacare,” Romney said.

“What Paul Ryan and I have talked about is saving Medicare, is providing people greater choice in Medicare, making sure it’s there for current seniors. No changes, by the way, for current seniors, or those nearing retirement. But looking for young people down the road and saying, “We’re going to give you a bigger choice.” In America, the nature of this country has been giving people more freedom, more choices. That’s how we make Medicare work down the road.”

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Via Mediaite.

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Dang Allah? 8:00 ?

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Electrongod!

Kataklysmic on August 12, 2012 at 8:03 PM

What a weekend!
It’s going to take Rush Limbaugh 3 days to cover all of it.

Electrongod on August 12, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Electrongod!

Kataklysmic on August 12, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Right here.:)

Electrongod on August 12, 2012 at 8:04 PM

he is a young, attractive

When do the Dems start calling Ryan “Quayle”?

itsnotaboutme on August 12, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Romney giving a great speech at the WI rally right now. You can tell Ryan has given him a kick in the ass.

Mark1971 on August 12, 2012 at 8:05 PM

This is bold

faraway on August 12, 2012 at 8:05 PM

The cats must have a date.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on August 12, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Just watched the Romney/Ryan rally in Wisconsin. Fantastic.

changer1701 on August 12, 2012 at 8:09 PM

60 Minutes interview went well, nice balance and they countered Bob Schiefer’s DNC talking points very well. “Bob, people don’t care about our tax returns, they want job growth”. Bioge slapped him.

hillsoftx on August 12, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Romney embraced Ryan after the sociopathic —indifferent to the truth — ad for Barack Obama that is meretricious about every important particular of the death from cancer of the wife of steelworker Joe Soptic. Obama’s desperate flailing about to justify four more years has sunk into such unhinged smarminess that Romney may have concluded: There is nothing Obama won’t say about me, because he has nothing to say for himself, so I will chose a running mate whose seriousness about large problems and ideas underscores what the president has become — silly and small…

Nightstick. You go, Will.

Kataklysmic on August 12, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Romney and Ryan rocked 60 minutes tonight. Best I’ve seen Romney look.

brewcrew67 on August 12, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Muy caliente

R2 rocks!

cmsinaz on August 12, 2012 at 8:10 PM

You’re not kidding EG@8:03

cmsinaz on August 12, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Romney giving a great speech at the WI rally right now. You can tell Ryan has given him a kick in the ass.

Mark1971 on August 12, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Did you see the picture on Drudge of him almost running down the line of people in NC slapping their hands?

He’s a much looser person – it is great to see.

gophergirl on August 12, 2012 at 8:12 PM

What a weekend!
It’s going to take Rush Limbaugh 3 days to cover all of it.

Electrongod on August 12, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Not going to be a whole lot of callers getting through tomorrow.

But more importantly, there are those who have whined that the timing was off. I personally think it is spot on. We are two weeks away from the GOP convention. This upcoming week will be filled with the media talking about Paul Ryan and his wonkish ideas. Is there a better way of going into convention than this? Sandra Fluke and her slutty lifestyle has dominated the airwaves long enough.

Happy Nomad on August 12, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Liberal reaction: Unexpected panic.

Liam on August 12, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Romney in WI rally, Mr. President get your campaing out of the gutter. HOMERUN. That’s gonna leave a mark.

D-fusit on August 12, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Is it just me, or does anyone else think the libs shot their wad yesterday, and today was all Ryan and Romney?

BettyRuth on August 12, 2012 at 8:14 PM

They pivot off of each other nicely. It’s clear they are on the same page. It’s clear that McCain’s camp didn’t want to fight, and Sarah Palin did.

SouthernGent on August 12, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Think Obama was scared before? Losing the fundraising war, not getting any traction in the polls after blowing over $100 million on Bain attack ads, then the blowback from the patently false negative ads he’s been running?

Just wait a few weeks with Romney/Ryan traveling the country giving interviews & speeches like they did today. The poll jump is coming and THIS TIME there is NO STEVE SCHMIDT around to convince Mitt to sink his campaign by suspending it.

Not only is the poll jump coming, so is the avalanche of cash.

Obama is about to get buried.

@drawandstrike

drawandstrike.blogspot.com

manofaiki on August 12, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Dang Allah? 8:00 ?

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Date with cats.

the new aesthetic on August 12, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Wow. I don’t think 1 negative QOTD. Something must be wrong with AP…

Barred on August 12, 2012 at 8:16 PM

OT: Issa marches over civil law suit tomorrow against Holder.

hillsoftx on August 12, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Electrongod!

Kataklysmic on August 12, 2012 at 8:03 PM

HA!
.
.
angry mike!

KOOLAID2 on August 12, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Romney/Ryan verses Dumb/Dumber

R2D2

the new aesthetic on August 12, 2012 at 8:17 PM

gophergirl on August 12, 2012 at 8:12 PM

That is a breath of fresh air!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 8:17 PM

In other words, to put the bull’s-eye on Mr. Ryan’s back, Mr. Obama will first have to get it off his own.

This came from the New York Times??? Seriously? I mean, Seriously?

JPeterman on August 12, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Saw 60 mins and thought it was very good.
Missed speeches tho. :-). CSPAN was a bust.
Oh, well, can probably catch them later.

pambi on August 12, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Excellent post….:)

the new aesthetic on August 12, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Wow. I don’t think 1 negative QOTD. Something must be wrong with AP…

Barred on August 12, 2012 at 8:16 PM

…different catnip?

KOOLAID2 on August 12, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Romney has shown now he doesn’t plan to try and win by default. He has chosen the best person, likely the only person, who can convince an anxious electorate of the need to swallow some dreadful medicine. If Ryan can’t do it, then it’s likely nobody can.
=================================================

If it goes as smoothly as the Waukesha Wisconsin Rally,
then,……………..lets Roll!!

canopfor on August 12, 2012 at 8:18 PM

[Romney] has become a different candidate for president over night.

What this means is that apparently Mitt is finally moving away from the fault-ridden notion that the best way to win is to cater to the middle, and retract your ideological persona to make as small a target as possible. This is poison, especially for this particular election (with the leftist O) and for this particular candidate (accused of being coreless & convictionless).
Take a stand! Yes, and simplify the pitch, so people will think about and repeat the fundamental question: are we as a nation going to be conservative or leftist? It’s for the most part that simple. Now I just heard a live presentation of Romney & Ryan on the stump, and it was very good, except that they didn’t even mention the words “conservative” or “leftist.” There were “5 points” that I don’t recall, and so forth and so on. I know that if we frame the election in terms of that simple choice, conservative or leftist, we will win. If we think that the answer is to muddy the waters and take ideology out of the picture, we will lose.

anotherJoe on August 12, 2012 at 8:19 PM

I am ashamed to say that I even resorted to calling Mitt evil in arguments with my brother in law. There was one debate, can’t remember which one it was, but I connected with Mitt. It was like the moment of clarity that alcoholics experience. I just realized that he was a good man. He may change his positions often, but who is to say that he was not experiencing moments of clarity when he changed those. He won me over then. When he chose Paul Ryan instead of choosing Tim Pawlenty, it was icing on the cake. He chose a superstar of politics; someone a generation younger with charisma and smarts. Someone who could quite possible up stage him. Yet, he still chose him. Proved to me that Mitt is true. This election is not about Mitt Romney’s ego. That, my friend, is true leadership. Surround yourself with the smartest people in the room, rather then pretending to be the smartest person in the room. Hello, President McMomJeansSandTrap.

the new aesthetic on August 12, 2012 at 8:19 PM

I see reported on Twitter that the Secret Service estimates the crowd size in WI is 13,000

Mark1971 on August 12, 2012 at 8:20 PM

BettyRuth on August 12, 2012 at 8:14 PM

The liberals are lackluster and lackadaisical. They think they have the upcoming election in the bag, and are using the same old 19th Century ideas they plied for so long.

Liam on August 12, 2012 at 8:20 PM

R2 rocks!

cmsinaz on August 12, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Ryan
Romney
Republican
Right wing
Red states
Remove
Replace
Repeal

Renaissance!

The Rs have it.

let’s Roll.

eyesky on August 12, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Excellent hilsoftx

cmsinaz on August 12, 2012 at 8:21 PM

OK, I admit I was not paying that close attention when Biden was announced as VP candidate. Was there this much attention in the media so soon? I know with Palin it was different, but with Biden??

Sasha List on August 12, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Dang Allah? 8:00 ?

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 8:02 PM

MegaMac must be in NYC.

bw222 on August 12, 2012 at 8:21 PM

the new aesthetic on August 12, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Nooorrrrmmmm..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Yes. Eyesky!

cmsinaz on August 12, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Obama has sharted multiple times today. Obots on Twitter still demanding tax returns and talking about Switzerland.

andy85719 on August 12, 2012 at 8:23 PM

the new aesthetic on August 12, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Nooorrrrmmmm..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Mr. Peterson

Rio Linda Refugee on August 12, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Romney’s selection of a running mate was, in method and outcome, presidential. It underscores how little in the last four years merits that adjective.

this was in the WaPo???

*shakes head and asks if hell hath frozen over*

ted c on August 12, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Date with cats.

the new aesthetic on August 12, 2012 at 8:16 PM

More like a phone call to HuffPo for talking points, with further advice on how to sound Conservative when not really being Conservative.

Liam on August 12, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Romney is now a serious candidate who has displayed true leadership — the willingness to do something politically dangerous because he believes it is the right thing to do…

In other words, Romney made a gutsy call in picking Ryan.

Take notes, Obama. That’s how it’s really done.

AZCoyote on August 12, 2012 at 8:24 PM

I haven’t had time to read the whole thread, but Drudge has a headline that Palin will not speak at the convention. WTH??? Does anyone here know why that may be???

KickandSwimMom on August 12, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, your president, scared “poop”less: #RomneyRyan2012 pic.twitter.com/Ra8gwLFD

andy85719 on August 12, 2012 at 8:24 PM

I like the tack of making Obama DEFEND that $716 million cut right out of the gate. How many seniors even KNEW about that? “What President CUT Medicare…” BWHAHAHAHAHAHA! Take the issue the libs thought they could pummel Ryan with and whap ‘em in the face with it!

Is this what it feels like to finally be on offense after like 5 LOOOONG years? Why, yes. Yes. It is!

UnderstandingisPower on August 12, 2012 at 8:25 PM

My fear is that, even though the Ryan Plan or something very similar is clearly needed that the sheeple won’t get it. They’ll be scared by this kind of specific “change.”

I’m really not sure the voting majority in America is grown-up enough to take what R’n’R are going to be peddling – not snake oil like Obama – but hard medicine.

R’n’R ’12!

RedNewEnglander on August 12, 2012 at 8:25 PM

KickandSwimMom on August 12, 2012 at 8:24 PM

She told them she didn’t want to speak. It was her choice not to speak at the convention.

andy85719 on August 12, 2012 at 8:25 PM

This came from the New York Times??? Seriously? I mean, Seriously?

JPeterman on August 12, 2012 at 8:17 PM

It was a moment of weakness.

They’ll issue a correction tomorrow.

Curtiss on August 12, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Rio Linda Refugee on August 12, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Good evening..:)

PS..Quick ???..Do youstillpost at Ace’s??..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 8:26 PM

they didn’t even mention the words “conservative” or “leftist

anotherJoe on August 12, 2012 at 8:19 PM

I think they made that point without having to say those exact words.

Barred on August 12, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Paul Ryan: Mitt Romney’s high-road warrior
==========================================

Coming Soon….to theatres,er,Voting Booths on November 6th!!!!!

Two Men Enter One Man Leaves
*****************************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmRAiUPdRjk

canopfor on August 12, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Mr. Peterson

Rio Linda Refugee on August 12, 2012 at 8:23 PM

“Well Sammy, it’s a dog-eat-dog world and I am wearing Milk Bone underwear.”

the new aesthetic on August 12, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Obama’s desperate flailing about to justify four more years has sunk into such unhinged smarminess that Romney may have concluded: There is nothing Obama won’t say about me, because he has nothing to say for himself, so I will chose a running mate whose seriousness about large problems and ideas underscores what the president has become — silly and small.

brutal.

ted c on August 12, 2012 at 8:27 PM

PS..Quick ???..Do youstillpost at Ace’s??..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Never have

Rio Linda Refugee on August 12, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Date with cats.

the new aesthetic on August 12, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Perhaps. Sorry for the slow response, I got sidetracked watching our old buddy Dr. Telsa., here.

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 8:28 PM

OK, I admit I was not paying that close attention when Biden was announced as VP candidate. Was there this much attention in the media so soon? I know with Palin it was different, but with Biden??

Sasha List on August 12, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Special Ed. teachers cheered.

hillsoftx on August 12, 2012 at 8:29 PM

“Well Sammy, it’s a dog-eat-dog world and I am wearing Milk Bone underwear.”

the new aesthetic on August 12, 2012 at 8:27 PM

What’s shaking Norm?
All 4 cheeks and a couple of chins.

Rio Linda Refugee on August 12, 2012 at 8:29 PM

brutal.

ted c on August 12, 2012 at 8:27 PM

I don’t know what got into Mitt but I likey.

gophergirl on August 12, 2012 at 8:29 PM

the new aesthetic on August 12, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Nooorrrrmmmm..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Mr. Peterson

Rio Linda Refugee on August 12, 2012 at 8:23 PM

…time for a beer!

KOOLAID2 on August 12, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Sorry. That should have been a B. Billion. $716 BILLION cut in Medicare…

Carry on.

UnderstandingisPower on August 12, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Rio Linda Refugee on August 12, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Sorry..My mistake!..:)

PS..Good to see you!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 8:30 PM

R2MATH

davidk on August 12, 2012 at 8:30 PM

The Waukesha rally was good. Ryan is coming through every bit as amazingly as expected, and he appears to be boosting Romney. Only slightly surprising part was what pretty much sounded like an effective endorsement for Thompson. Didn’t expect he’d bother to break his neutrality, there.

Gingotts on August 12, 2012 at 8:30 PM

W tried to fix SS….now R2 will take the lead

cmsinaz on August 12, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Good evening!..:)

PS..Did you fix the horn??..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 8:31 PM

She told them she didn’t want to speak. It was her choice not to speak at the convention.

andy85719 on August 12, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Wow. It has taken them so long to invite her that I guess she decided to nip the issue in the bud for them. Pitiful the way she has been derided and ignored by the republican establishment.

KickandSwimMom on August 12, 2012 at 8:31 PM

…time for a beer!

KOOLAID2 on August 12, 2012 at 8:29 PM

*clink*..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 8:32 PM

all things being equal…you would never choose obama/biden over Romney/Ryan to run a business.

tomas on August 12, 2012 at 8:32 PM

I remember when Biden was chosen as the lib v.p. pick. Everyone agreed that it was to make up for the fact that Baracky had utterly no experience in any kind of foreign policy. ( or anything else) it’s pretty sad that Biden was there to give the boy king “substance”.

BettyRuth on August 12, 2012 at 8:32 PM

I like the tack of making Obama DEFEND that $716 million cut right out of the gate. How many seniors even KNEW about that? “What President CUT Medicare…”
UnderstandingisPower on August 12, 2012 at 8:25 PM

716 BILLION

hillsoftx on August 12, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Perhaps. Sorry for the slow response, I got sidetracked watching our old buddy Dr. Telsa., here.

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Wow, Tesla lives???? Edison will be so disappointed.

the new aesthetic on August 12, 2012 at 8:33 PM

MegaMac must be in NYC.

bw222 on August 12, 2012 at 8:21 PM

She endorsed Romney/Ryan today, so they have that going for them.

RickB on August 12, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Ugh,try dis again!

Sarah Palin will not speak at the 2012 Republican National Convention – @politicalticker

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2012-elections

canopfor on August 12, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Good evening!..:)

PS..Did you fix the horn??..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Good evening to you Dire. We can break the horn out if he shows here I guess. I was just trying to say hi to him. I think he’s mad at me though. Our last meeting if memory serves didn’t go well. He doesn’t like diets. Go figure. Lol! ; )

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Mitt and Paul need a MANDATE… Keep running ON SUBSTANCE and to the right…

Harry Reid needs to lose his Majority Leader seat… absolutely…

Khun Joe on August 12, 2012 at 8:34 PM

KickandSwimMom on August 12, 2012 at 8:31 PM

I think it is for the best. Palin will probably get to spend the convention on Fox as a panel commentator like she did in 2010 and the left won’t be able to use her or her daughters to distract away from getting rid of O. No more shiny objects.

andy85719 on August 12, 2012 at 8:34 PM

She endorsed Romney/Ryan today, so they have that going for them.

RickB on August 12, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Whoa, first Jenna Jameson and now Meghan McCain? We might just win this.

the new aesthetic on August 12, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Wow, Tesla lives???? Edison will be so disappointed.

the new aesthetic on August 12, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Lol!

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 8:35 PM

i wonder how much some of the attendees to this “rally” were being paid?

renalin on August 12, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 8:34 PM

LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 8:35 PM

She endorsed Romney/Ryan today, so they have that going for them.

RickB on August 12, 2012 at 8:33 PM

She did? Seriously?

JPeterman on August 12, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Just like Pinnochio coming to life, the Rombot appeared to take human form for the first time in that 60 min. interview. Ryan looks like he’s itching for a fight. I think he desperately wants to reveal Obama for the fraud he is. I never would have believed it 72 hours ago, but this next three months could be fun.

AmeriCuda on August 12, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Romney and Ryan and ‘Rithmetic.

Me likey.

predator on August 12, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Joe Biden can’t wait for the Veep debate!

He’s combing through old Neil Kinnock speeches for material…

profitsbeard on August 12, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Sarah Palin will not speak at the 2012 Republican National Convention – @politicalticker

canopfor on August 12, 2012 at 8:34 PM

She endorsed the two clearly already knowing this. I think it would take the focus off Rx2 and give the MSM another shiny object. A fan of hers though and she will still play a significant role and even perhaps in his Cabinet, if nothing else, to make the Lefties self-combust.

hillsoftx on August 12, 2012 at 8:37 PM

the new aesthetic on August 12, 2012 at 8:35 PM

rofl.Good one!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 8:38 PM

…time for a beer!

KOOLAID2 on August 12, 2012 at 8:29 PM

*clink*..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Dire Straits:*With Tea-Cup..Clink*!:)

canopfor on August 12, 2012 at 8:38 PM

“renalin”? Isn’t that some kind of erectile dysfunction product?

BettyRuth on August 12, 2012 at 8:38 PM

*clink*..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Clink…

Sipping red wine here…

Electrongod on August 12, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Dire you might want to start warming up the horn. He’s talking to himself.

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 8:38 PM

She did? Seriously?

JPeterman on August 12, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Go over to Twitchy, her lefty buddies were giving her hell.

RickB on August 12, 2012 at 8:39 PM

No more shiny objects.

andy85719 on August 12, 2012 at 8:34 PM

yesiree. its all r&r. no Sarah to kick around. she said she supports the ticket. nuff said. she has washed her hands clean of this ticket.

now i’ll get me some popcorn while i watch r&r’s poll numbers start to tank over the next few weeks.

renalin on August 12, 2012 at 8:39 PM

It was a moment of weakness.

They’ll issue a correction tomorrow.

Curtiss on August 12, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Oh, it get’s worse. Go read George Will!!!

JPeterman on August 12, 2012 at 8:39 PM

No more shiny objects.

andy85719 on August 12, 2012 at 8:34 PM

And more bad blood…

idesign on August 12, 2012 at 8:41 PM

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