Apparently conservatives have decided Lyin’ Paul Ryan should be front-and-center after Romney’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week. It doesn’t matter if Paul Ryan is the standard bearer and the budget writer — The Granny Starver — of what Mitt Romney said about half the country to fellow gadzillionaires on hidden camera. At least Ryan is young and fresh about it!
NY Times: “Representative Paul D. Ryan’s selection as the Republican vice-presidential nominee is now yielding something Mitt Romney’s campaign can do without: second-guessing about how Mr. Ryan is being put to use.
“Through the halls of Congress and well beyond, a whisper campaign is bursting into the open: Rather than burden him with the usual constraints on a ticket’s No. 2 not to upstage or get ahead of the presidential nominee, let Ryan be Ryan and take a detailed, policy-heavy fight to President Obama and the Democrats.”
Sounds an awful lot like what “they” were saying back in 2008 with McCain-Palin, doesn’t it? McCain wasn’t thrilling ‘em like he should, apple sauce was attacking him in grocery stores, he was saying ‘the fundamentals of our economy are strong’ and suspending his campaign in the next breath, things were getting messy. So they wanted the campaign to “Let Sarah be Sarah” – turn her loose, give #2 the spotlight. How’d that work out?
At the end of the article, Craig Robinson, a former political director of the Republican Party of Iowa, discusses what it would mean for Ryan’s future if Romney loses in November:
“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.”