Just read an interesting article from Politico about GOP insiders who think Paul Ryan is a terrible choice for Mitt Romney’s VP candidate.
It’s worth a read, and they go into a few different angles. My favorite quotation follows:
“I think it’s a very bold choice. And an exciting and interesting pick. It’s going to elevate the campaign into a debate over big ideas. It means Romney-Ryan can run on principles and provide some real direction and vision for the Republican Party. And probably lose. Maybe big,” said former President George W. Bush senior adviser Mark McKinnon.”
So you’re telling me that the “bold new vision” for the Republican Party is going to lose? That sounds like the Republican Party has completely derailed from what Americans want (expressed by their votes). Obviously, this remains to be seen, and there is plenty of twisting of how policy ideas are sold that makes a clear cut analysis difficult. But it cracks me up that even GOP insiders seem to know that America isn’t buying what they’re selling.
Now I just hope one of these politicians comes up with policy ideas we want to buy. So far Barry’s package is the closest for me, but it still needs some work. That’s why life and politics are in a constant process of readjustment.