Okay, so the alliteration makes me sound like a fangirl (yeah, yeah, I kind of am), but how wonderful that Mitt Romney chose the marvelous Paul Ryan to be his running mate. I’m ecstatic.
Good choice, Mitt. Seriously good choice.
Everyone’s running their favorite Ryan clips, but here are a couple of my faves that I’ve not seen elsewhere:
House Budget Trailer: America Deserves A Better Path
Paul Ryan’s CPAC 2012 Keynote Address
*sigh* I would have loved (loved) to have seen Paul Ryan on the top of the ticket this year, but this is good, too. Oh, so good. Don’t forget Ryan on the urgency of the entitlement crisis or on the “contraception ruling” that tramples, if not explicitly revokes, our First Amendment rights to freedom of religion and religious expression. And note his organized, fact-based response to one of 0’s many lie-laden speeches.
You Eeyores among us, take a break. A decade-old dog bone dug up and left to fester under the hot Florida sun in a garbage dump would be a better VP than Biden. Ryan is everything we’d hope for in a vice president, not the least of which is being actually presidential in both manner and temperament. As Professor Jacobson notes, this election goes far deeper and is far more meaningful to America than either Romney or (*sigh* #DreamyVP ) Ryan, so Eeyores: Get on board or get out of the way.