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@PaulRyanVP and Math Continue to Represent Obama’s Worst Nightmare

Posted on | August 17, 2012 | 18 Comments

Liberals continue their Brer-Rabbit-and-the-Briar-Patch act about the selection of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate, endeavoring to convince Republicans that the 42-year-old Wisconsin congressman is somehow a liability to the GOP.

Don’t believe it for a minute. Having seen the massive crowds at the Romney-Ryan rally in Manassas, Virginia, having seen Mitt give a fired-up speech Tuesday in Chillicothe and having seen the huge turnout for Ryan’s homecoming at Miami (Ohio) University on Wednesday, I am an eyewitness to the power of The Ryan Factor.

Pick a swing state — any swing state — and the balance has now shifted toward the GOP. You can check the polls in Florida, but you don’t need polls to tell you Romney-Ryan is a winning ticket. Just use your own common sense: The conservative grassroots is fired up about a candidate who combines (a) serious policy-wonk gravitas, (b) the youthful energy of a 42-year-old, and (c) need we bother to mention his six-pack abs?

Don’t take my word for it. Just ask Becca Lower: “Ryan’s a rock star, even in the level-headed Midwest. We think fiscal sanity is sexy.”

Just in case any Republicans are still confused or fearful, Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades shares some data in this memo:

Tomorrow marks a week since Mitt Romney announced his choice of Congressman Paul Ryan to join him on America’s Comeback Team, and it’s clear that his choice has reshaped the race in a positive way. The Obama team’s increasing vitriol is a sure sign that they’re rattled by the pick. Unable to engage in an elevated policy debate, they’ve spent the past few days drowning in their own venom.
Since the announcement in Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday:

  • Online Fundraising
    Donations: 124,800+
    Amount: $10,157,947
    Average Donation: $81
    % New Donors: 68%
  • Site Traffic
    Total: 2,000,000
    Desktop: 1,560,000
    Mobile: 440,000
  • Mitt Romney Social
    Facebook: +510,000 — Now 4,360,000
    Twitter: +54,000 — Now 861,000
  • Paul Ryan Social
    Facebook: +860,000
    Twitter: +118,500
  • Volunteers
    45,000+ sign up to volunteer online

President Obama is on defense over his $716 billion raid of current Medicare beneficiaries to pay for Obamacare, and allowing the hospital trust fund to go broke by the time those aged 50 or below are Medicare eligible. The political director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee warned this week that the issue could cost Democrats the election.
At the same, time, the Romney Plan for a Stronger Middle Class is gaining traction. Voters in the swing states believe that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have a better plan than Barack Obama and Joe Biden “to reduce the deficit, create jobs and get the economy moving.”
Polling data shows Romney gaining since the announcement. Both Gallup and Rasmussen show us leading Obama in national polling, and recent statewide polling shows us picking up ground in Ohio and Virginia.
While President Obama’s team continues its campaign of frustration and division to distract voters from his failed record, the Romney-Ryan team will continue offering solutions to the challenges facing our nation. America is ready for a comeback and if this past week is any indication, America’s comeback will begin on November 6th.

You should also take time to read what David Harsanyi says about the Democrats’ attempt to label Ryan “extreme”:

 If you happen to be attracted to some of the broader ideas in an Ayn Rand book, you, my friend, are an extremist for life. If, on the other hand, your ideological education was provided by an all-star lineup of leftist thinkers, you’re good. Certainly, no one is going to demand that you accept or repudiate the teachings of Frank Marshall Davis or Karl Marx in toto.

A week from today, I’m leaving on a road trip to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, and I hope readers will contribute to the Shoe Leather Fund to help make this the most successful road-trip ever. As a Republican lady in Ohio shouted out to Paul Ryan yesterday, “Good luck! Kick ass!”

Anyway, I’ve spent the past four hours blogging from this McDonald’s. My 13-year-old son Jefferson is getting antsy, so now it’s time for us to hit the road — and time for you hit the freaking tip jar!

Update (Smitty): thanks, Instapundit and Hogewash!





18 Responses to “@PaulRyanVP and Math Continue to Represent Obama’s Worst Nightmare”

  1. Celia Hayes
    August 17th, 2012 @ 5:01 pm

    It’s the start of the preference cascade … I suspect it started with the Chic-fil-A support day. Suddenly everyone looked around and saw how many, many people shared their feelings about being bullied by politicans and political correctness.

  2. werewife
    August 17th, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    I’ve never sent money to a campaign fund before, but my regular tzdekah for the month of Elul is going to Romney&Ryan. In 3 weeks, my lovely daughter and I are off to Philadelphia to change some minds with the Republican Jewish Coalition. I hope we have half as much fun as you do in Tampa. See you all in November!

  3. rbeccah
    August 17th, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    Minor pick: there are lots of “Beaverbrook” street names in Ohio, but no town named Beaverbrook that I can find. However, if you confused Beavercreek with Bellbrook, that’s entirely understandable as they are cheek-by-jowl suburbs of Dayton, Ohio. In any case, your point stands, and those two areas are most likely Romney country, being middle to upper middle class towns that have borne a lot of the brunt of Obamanomics.

  4. golphin
    August 17th, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

    Von Ryan’s Express.

  5. richard mcenroe
    August 17th, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

    I agree. I saw the same thing at the Chick-fil-A rallies I saw at the Tea Parties. These were happy people, proud of what they were doing and delighted to meet people that felt the way they did.

    The self-appointed doorkeepers of the press couldn’t keep us isolated from each other anymore; they couldn’t walk past our signs and flags to find the Code Pink banner or the LaRouches with their Obamahitler sign and pretend THEY were the story. Not anymore.

    Do you know what a truly revoutionary moment it is to walk into your GOP candidate’s phone bank and see six people from the trendy coffee shop you visit every day? To know that none of them would ever speak up there but they’ve clung to their convictions and are acting on them?

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    August 17th, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

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  7. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 17th, 2012 @ 6:02 pm
  8. chuck coffer
    August 17th, 2012 @ 6:56 pm

    But how could they? He’s not pro-abortion. Everybody knows the average woman voter is primarily interested in dead babies, free rubbers and watching television.

  9. NCC
    August 17th, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

    August Sir: We are Miami University, chartered when Florida still belonged to Spain..
    The other place is the University of Miami (Florida)

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  11. Adjoran
    August 17th, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

    Miami (Ohio) is a university with a football team to represent it. Miami (Florida) is a football team with a university to represent it.

  12. JeffS
    August 17th, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

    How could that sweet little old lady tell Ryan “Good luck! Kick ass!” when senior citizens are afraid of Ryan Math™?

    Oh, the mind, it boggles!

  13. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 17th, 2012 @ 10:44 pm

    You are paying way too much attention to Anamika!

  14. Becca Lower
    August 17th, 2012 @ 11:10 pm

    Again, thanks for the mention, Stacy. Just seeing this! 🙂

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