Is the right-wing prepared to lead? Delegates have left women and minorities behind so that handicaps the party from being one of inclusion.
Knock yourselves out listening to Paul Ryan. Will it be a lecture on fiscal conservatism and a diet for seniors?
Will it be knockaround Barack tonight?
Probably the best thing that Paul Ryan can do is to come out being sincere and addressing the needs of the nation balancing fiscal restraint with practical attention to the nation’s considerable needs. He might rack and stack priorities and suggest some give and take. If he did that, it would give the nation pause because such maturity has been absent.
If he got onto to second base with such a speech, then a home run by Mitt Romney could win the ball game.
What else could happen? Ryan could get onto a nonsensical rant following the lead of Chris Christie. Maybe Ryan could talk about his Dad that died of a heart attack while he was 16 years old. Better, he could discuss a little philosophy from Ayn Rand who he says influenced him.
“My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.
—Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged”
Brilliant would be to explain what adjustments may be needed to the capitalist model that preserves qualities of self-reliance and self-determination while addressing the requirements for a sustainable economy.
Also brilliant would be to discuss how the wealthiest Americans, those with substantial means might forgo or delay tapping into Social Security, preserving the entitlement for those he need it most like he did when his father passed away.
If he did that, people might scratch their heads and wonder, “Who needs Mitt?”
“GOP ready for Ryan to bring down the house at Tampa convention
By Erik Wasson
TAMPA, Fla. — Republicans attending their party’s national convention are brimming with excitement for Rep. Paul Ryan’s address on Wednesday.
Anticipation is high that the Wisconsin lawmaker, picked by Mitt Romney as his running mate, will energize the GOP faithful just as much as Sarah Palin — but without the drawbacks.
The then-unknown Alaska governor electrified the convention hall in St. Paul, Minn., with a folksy address that tore apart the Democratic ticket of Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
But she faltered later in the campaign amid questions about whether she was qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. Palin undoubtedly helped Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) presidential campaign initially, but in the end may have cost him more votes than she won.
In Ryan, Republicans are confident they have a conservative hero who can establish his qualifications for higher office in ways where Palin fell short, while steering the campaign toward unifying economic themes and away from divisive social issues.”