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Old 08-13-2012, 01:24 AM
 
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People are more excited about Ryan than they are about Romney.

Romney, meet Senator McCain.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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People are more excited about Ryan than they are about Romney.

Romney, meet Senator McCain.
I think that's because Ryan has a plan, you can read, you can understand it somewhat.

Romney has said "well we'll have to be in office to make an informed decision on specifics " things like that.

So when the main candidate is not telling you anything, when you get some idea of his real position by looking at his running mates plan, it draws attention.

Romney is just to generic, the man seems to represent nothing and changes position by the week. At least Ryan stands for something, although I disagree with it.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:44 AM
 
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Most of America is excited with ANYONE other than Obama.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:49 AM
 
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Most of America is excited with ANYONE other than Obama.
If by anyone you are excluding Romney, I might agree.

In 2008 the GOP tried to lure voters to the polls by pushing the VP pick and overlooking McCain. How did that work out for them???
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:54 AM
 
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This isn't going to end well for them. It's going to be hard for them when Obama gets reelected.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:49 AM
 
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Its rather simple, well for most, Im sure its still over your head.

Democraps pick the biggest idiot they can find in an attempt to make their poor choice for President look like a good choice.

Republicans pick someone who is capable of replacing the POTUS in case of emergency...
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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That's actually bad if the running mate looks more attractive as a candidate than the top of the ticket. Ryan isn't going to help Romney at all. All he is going to do is turn off senior citizens in Florida and Pennsylvania because of Ryan's plan to privatize Medicare. All Obama needs to do is win the 2004 John Kerry states and Florida to get re-elected and Obama is leading in states john Kerry lost. Despite all the rhetoric and hipe, it's a long shot for Romney and with the Democrats in striking distance of reclaiming the house, it could be a double whammy against republicans. Congress has the lowest poll numbers in U.S. history. It's hard seeing the republicans keep the house. Even if some how Romney squeaked out a win he wouldn't accomplish anything including the repeal of Obamacare with a democratic controlled congress. Basically the reverse of the current situation.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:00 AM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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People are more excited about Ryan than they are about Romney.

Romney, meet Senator McCain.
Both Presidential candidates ... McCain and Romney ... had campaigns which were stuck and declining when they selected candidates sitting on the extreme of U.S. politics and American values. "Hail Mary" passes hoping to ignite the current GOP base. Romney has been repeatedly criticized by leaders in the GOP for failing to offer specifics regarding what he would do. He just got his specifics, in the form of Ryan ... a career Washington insider. Ryan's brighter than Romney and you're correct when you say People are more excited about Ryan than they are about Romney.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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McCain picked someone from the extreme right to energize his base and we all know what happened afterward and now Romney is doing the same. He wants t energize his base but he is doing it at the expense of Indepenants.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:21 AM
 
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Republicans need to stop pandering to the far-right, they will not help a Republican win a major election.
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