What does Ryan bring to the ticket?
As I said yesterday in this time space, recent polls indicate President Obama is leading Mitt Romney in the race for the oval office. What impact might the selection of Congressman Paul Ryan as a running mate have on those public opinion surveys?
Ryan brings youth to the Republican ticket and a willingness to tackle the tough economic choices that must be made. I like that. But Ryan brings no ethnic, gender, or geographic advantage.
I say independents are the key this election. They want a good reason if they are going to turn out a sitting president. Does Paul Ryan have the time to convince independent voters that his budget, economic, and other ideas are good for the country?
Ryan sews up the G-O-P conservatives, but they were already aboard, in my opinion.
Ryan brings a certain likability, but polls indicate President Obama is “liked” by most of those questioned.
Our thought for today is from Will Rogers:
“The man with the best job in the country is the Vice President. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, “How’s the President?””