Paul Ryan vs. The Stench
“I hate to say this, but if Ryan wants to run for national office again, he’ll probably have to wash the stench of Romney off of him,” Craig Robinson, a former political director of the Republican Party of Iowa, told The New York Times on Sunday.
Though Ryan had already decided to distance himself from the floundering Romney campaign, he now feels totally uninhibited. Reportedly, he has been marching around his campaign bus, saying things like, “If Stench calls, take a message” and “Tell Stench I’m having finger sandwiches with Peggy Noonan and will text him later.”
I love the point of view here - the problem with the GOP ticket is that Romney is a liability, and if only Romney weren't in the way, Ryan could make a full-throated defense of conservativism and win back the White House
It's hilarious. The 47% line was hatched at Fox News and the WSJ, where it's been a talking point for years. But once it came out of a mainstream candidate's mouth, it derailed the campaign. Romney-Ryan's vast lead among seniors has disappeared because Obama is running against Ryan's
Medicare plan. Women are running screaming
from the GOP ticket because of the war on reproductive health being waged by the entire party
, and Ryan is at the forefront
. Romney can't offer any credible alternative to Obama because every time he actually articulates his policies, his support drops. The GOP proposals are so evil that focus groups refuse to believe they're for real.
The Democrats' entire challenge this cycle has been to convince voters that the GOP really will do what it says it will do
But Ryan and other conservatives think the problem is that the country needs to hear more
about what they stand for?
Please, Ryan. Unleash yourself.