Romney has announced his VP choice as PAUL RYAN. Good idea, bad idea, or don't care?

Bignuf Bignuf
How do you feel about it?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Good idea.
6
Bad Idea.
11
Don't care.
22
Other?
2
Total votes: 41 (36 voters)
Poll is closed
08/11/2012
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AmethystSmoke AmethystSmoke
Good idea. I do think Marco Rubio would've been a better choice politically but I personally like Paul Ryan better.
08/11/2012
T&A1987 T&A1987
too soon to tell. This has the potential to be a terrible idea, but it's possible that ryan could articulate his proposals in such a way that he convinces large swaths of people that cutting medicare and medicaid is good and that practically eliminating taxes on the rich will bring in enough revenues to offset the lost income.

romney would pay a .82 percent tax rate under the ryan plan

of course, we don't really need anything from the government than medicare, social security or medicare, do we?
08/11/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
Well I'm a democrat but I do think he was a good choice, much less polarizing than some of the other candidates.
08/11/2012
Trysexual Trysexual
Well they got a pretty face and youth. At least this time they chose someone with half a brain, whether or not I agree with his policies. Hopefully, there won't be any more Palin-like candidates.
08/11/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Ehh, I don't want to see anyone who is pro-Ayn Rand. That philosophy scares me, and I can't see his "actually pays attention to policy" as anything major league special.
08/12/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Don't care because he isn't getting my vote anyway.
08/12/2012
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
I don't care because I have hopes he will lose anyway
08/12/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
I don't care. I'm on the other side. Go team go!!!
08/12/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Honestly, I'm so irritated with both sides that this may be the first election since I've been of voting age that I don't vote.

So, I guess my answer is that I don't care.
08/12/2012
Tangles Tangles
I mean, I wouldn't say that it was a good idea for his campaign. Everyone knows Paul Ryan for his attempts to slash Medicare, and Romney has been trying to distance himself from that part of the conservative base.
08/12/2012
Ms. Peaches Ms. Peaches
Don't care
08/12/2012
RonLee RonLee
It seems to me that both party's candidates are cut from the same crooked cloth. Anymore I don't feel like my vote really counts anyway.
08/12/2012
Rawr4483 Rawr4483
Don't care either way.
08/12/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
How do you feel about it?
Don't care!
08/12/2012
Mwar Mwar
It's the same shit shuffled around every 4 years. I'm voting Obama only because with him I'm most likely to have control over my uterus. That's about it.

Sucks when you base your choices on that.
08/12/2012
Jaimes Jaimes
I'm actually very happy about his choice. I'm very tired of votes that come up to supporting your side. I'm also not a fan of one-issue voting. At least with Ryan, I feel that this race will finally be about choosing an idea, and not a side. I believe he is going to force Obama and Romney to steer away from the mud-slinging campaigns, and back to an honest race about ideas for the future of the nation.

He is eloquent and even-tempered in his speeches, his budget plan is by far the most bi-partisan move that has been made since the Bush-era, and he isn't just a politician. He's a smart man with ideas about how to recapture the true spirit of the American dream. I can vote for that ideal.

I'm willing to give them a shot, because I think I can see myself better off in four years under Romney/Ryan. I don't believe I'm better off after four years of Obama, and in fact, I am thoroughly terrified about the future of America, and I don't care to give him another four years to get it right. We simply do not agree on what our country represents. He believes that we succeed or fail together, and I believe we succeed or fail as individuals. He believes the government controls our success as a whole. I believe that no one controls your destiny but you, and the government need only give me the liberty to do so.

I don't believe we are continuing down the path that the founding forefathers, men whom I admire and respect with my entire being, worked and sacrificed to create. The power of the mind and it's infinite potential is no longer what guides us towards prosperity. It is ego and power-mongering that fuels our nation's leaders. They are more concerned with ensuring their place in history than ensuring that our history as a nation continues with the same virtues with which it began.

Show me a man that reminds me of Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, and I'll show him my support. Not because he is a perfect man, but because he is an intelligent man, a man who believes in something beyond himself, and believes that his fellow man only needs the freedom to control his own destiny to be happy and successful. Show me a man who values, and believes that his nation values, Liberty over Freedom.

I know I don't see that man in Obama. I'm not so sure I see that man in Romney, but I do see that man in Ryan, and I believe Romney is a wise enough man to listen to people that are smarter than he is. I would like to see a future leader in training.

Sorry for the rant, but this weekend was an encouraging moment in politics. I'm looking forward to the future debate of ideas, a welcome change from the petty arguing of men.
08/13/2012
Illumin8 Illumin8
Bad move for Romney, politically. That said, Obama and Romney offer nothing unique from each other. They agree on almost all of the issues, even if their rhetoric appears to suggest otherwise.

I'll be voting Ron Paul come November.
08/13/2012
clockwork451 clockwork451
I'm not voting for him anyway, but bad choice.
08/19/2012
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