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August 11, 2012

Paul Ryan – VP

Filed under: People,Politics — Mike Kueber @ 4:23 am
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According to news reports, Mitt Romney will announce tomorrow that he has selected Paul Ryan as his VP nominee.  Intrade.com has him listed as a 90% probability. 

If I were Romney, I would make the same selection.  Although Ryan is a career politician, having been elected to Congress at the age of 28 after working in Congress for a few years and has minimal foreign-policy credentials, he has the budgetary expertise and the integrity that will be invaluable in balancing the budget.  In 2010 he bravely proposed legislation to reform both Medicare (privatize with premium support) and Medicaid (block grants), which resulted in him being cast him as the villain in negative Democratic ads pushing a grandmother over a cliff.    

In reading Ryan’s profile on Wikipedia, I was disappointed to learn that, although he expressed admiration early in his career toward the inspirational Ayn Rand, he later disavowed that admiration and shifted toward the politically correct Thomas Aquinas, which is more appropriate for a politician, especially a Catholic one.   

Come on, Paul, be true to yourself.


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