Why Paul Ryan is Tremendous

Paul Ryan gets it. As he said to a cheering crowd, "America is more than just a place, though. America is an idea. It's the only country founded on an idea. Our rights come from nature and God, not from government."

Can I get a "Halleljuah, Brother Paul!"?

He continued with an obvious sincerity and emotion: "That's who we are. That's how we built this country. That's what made us great. That's our founding. We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes. And this idea was founded on the principles of liberty, freedom, free enterprise, self-determination, and government by consent of the governed."

Ryan promised that he and Romney "won't duck the tough issues; we will lead. We won't blame others; we will take responsibility. And we won't replace our founding principles; we will reapply them."

It was remarkable to hear the audience respond when Paul Ryan asked rhetorically "what kind of people do we want to be?" They yelled in near-unison "free!"

Ryan continued "we can turn this thing around. But it will take leadership and the courage to tell you the truth...Together we will unite America and get this done!"

It reminds me that one possible downside of Romney's choice of running mate is how many Republicans will wish that their roles were reversed!

  • airbus
    Comment from: airbus
    08/11/12 @ 04:40:39 pm

    I think the last line is correct, if they could reverse rolls. The point that should be driven home now is growth. Overcome this zero sum game mentality that upper earners paying less taxes is taking away from someone else. It's like planting corn. Each kernel represents a new plant with many more ears from the first. GROWTH, JOBS, DEVELOPING our own gas and oil. That should be the platform. Think of government's two big losers: the Post Office and Amtrak. Yes, gov't did build that!

  • airbus
    Comment from: airbus
    08/12/12 @ 11:17:52 am

    I just read the yahoo news account of the crowds for yesterday in Virginia. Both crowds had thousands of people in the outer area because the main area was full, people very enthusiastic, shouting and chanting for Ryan. Thinking again about Ross's post, if people are much more motivated for the real conservative candidate than the top, just imagine if the comback team were both real conservatives.

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