Team Romney has flipped the game board and rolled out their VP pick early. There’ll be a bunch of articles coming out on Paul Ryan and his Medicare killing plan. No one can say the exact reasons, but one thing we can infer: Team Romney must have seen the same trends in their internal data that’s been reported widely over the last few weeks showing Romney losing ground nationally and in key states. That makes this is a somewhat desperate hail Mary throw toward the end zone.
Con Daily— In picking Ryan, Romney is getting someone who is leading the Republican cause for budget reform in Congress, and Ryan is a candidate who could deliver Wisconsin to Romney, changing the math of the election.
But Ryan’s history with Medicare reform is the downside to the gamble. If Florida, with its older population, goes to the Democrats, the gain of Wisconsin does little to help Romney.
Paul Ryan’s plan was to cut programs that help the middle class and poor, cut taxes for the rich, and toss working stiffs like me who have paid a 100k or more into the system into the jaws of the private health insurance industry equipped with a nice shiny coupon for a discount on the premiums. And where do those hard-won sacrificed savings go?
Why into the pockets of zillionaires of course! Where else!? The Ryan plan piles more debt up and benefits the super rich especially, at the expense of everyone else, including those as yet unborn taxpayers Ryan and his small government Teaparty cohorts care so very much about. IOW, Ryan and Romney go together like peas and carrots.
Update: Ryan is now speaking, counting off the failures of George Bush by which he means Obama, and about to launch into a tirade wherein we must repair this damage by reenacting and doubling down on the same policies that wrought them.
After blaming the conservative cluster fuck on Obama and democrats, — and throwing in that rights come from God, not government! — Ryan closed by noting it’s time to start taking responsibility and stop blaming others. It was a bit Orwellian.