'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
- Abraham Lincoln -

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Why Ryan

Okay, I can buy this:
The Ryan Choice: Romney selects a leader of the GOP's reform wing.
Wall Street Journal editorial

Vice Presidential choices rarely sway electoral outcomes, but they do reveal something about the men who make the choices. As Mr. Romney's first Presidential-level decision, the selection speaks well of his governing potential. He broke free of the stereotype that he is a cautious technocrat by picking Mr. Ryan, a man who has offered reforms that the country needs but are feared by the GOP's consultant class and much of his own party.

Mr. Romney is signaling that he realizes he needs a mandate if he is elected, which means putting his reform ideas before the American people for a clear endorsement. He is treating the public like grown-ups, in contrast to President Obama's focus on divisive and personal character attacks.

The Ryan choice also suggests that Mr. Romney understands that to defeat Mr. Obama he'll have to do more than highlight the President's economic failures. He must also show Americans that he has a tangible, specific reform agenda that will produce faster growth and rising incomes.

Mr. Ryan is well equipped to help him promote such an agenda. [link]
Let's hope Ryan has the chance to "promote such an agenda" and not get bogged down in Democrat/media distractions like who Romney killed many years ago or which drug kingpins fronted his campaign.

Our future depends on Romney and Ryan fixing this strife-torn country.