Now that Romney has picked Paul Ryan as his running mate, it’s time to show some initiative – strong arm initiative. Ryan would not be my first choice as I was hoping for Marco Rubio. He would appeal to the Hispanic voters and younger voters which Romney desperately needs, but to paraphrase what they used to say on the old Hollywood Squares show, for those of you that remember it, “I would have gone with Marco Rubio to block, but this may work out.”
Pundits say Ryan is strong and outspoken and shows real leadership. Now is the time for team Romney to take the gloves off. They can’t g o around being mister nice guy like republicans are so prone to do. He can’t be Mr. Milquetoast. They can’t go around saying Obama’s a nice guy, but they just disagree with his policies. That’s a sure sign of losing. Obama’s not a nice guy. This is the guy who when he first became president went over to the middle east and blasted us calling the U.S. dismissive and arrogant towards them. This is the guy who’s surrogates said Mrs. Romney never worked a day in her life. This is the group that made fun of Mrs. Romney for riding a horse as part of her MS therapy. T his is the group who did an ad with a Paul Ryan look- a-like throwing granny off a cliff. Now they’ll probably do commercials with a Ryan and Romney look-a-like stabbing granny, beating up granny and then throwing her off a cliff. They already did a similar on with Alan West beating up a woman.
No they can’t be Mr. Nice guy with going against this bunch. Since they are attacking Romney’s taxes he should throw it back at them about Treasury secretary Tim Geitner not paying his. They should make their campaign more positive while pointing out the failures of Obama’s four years. Show them how Obama added 5 trillion in new debt in three and a half years after chastising Bush for adding 4 trillion in 8 years. They should emphasize the 43 months of unemployment at 8.2 % after Bush’s 4.5 % at the end of his term. Show them how Obama has played 102 rounds of golf since he’s been in office, more than any other president and attended 202 fund raisers while 361,000 new unemployment claims were filed and he’s gone on more vacations than any other president and most people.
I realize that it’s difficult to make people believe in your promises since people are used to politicians promising things to get elected and then doing what they want after they get into office like Obama is doing, but this is what they are up against. Hope and change gave way to hype and lies and this is what Romney and Ryan have to show the people. Besides as Ann Coulter recently so humorously put it, ”Romney and Ryan are a good promotion for hair products. .” Something you can’t say about Obama and Biden.