It’s official: Mitt Romney picked a serious man as his running mate, one who scares the living daylights out of liberals. Paul Ryan is one of only a few serious politicians in Congress, someone who understands the main drivers of our $16 trillion national debt, how to attack them, and how to talk about them in ways all Americans can understand. He’s read the best and brightest in conservative thought, but he knows how to articulate those principles in ways that resonate with the average person. He’s a good, decent man and he will do Team Romney proud.
Watch Paul Ryan discuss the national debt in March and April, well before the Obama administration would try and turn the campaign into a discussion on Gov. Romney’s so-called ability to kill cancer victims:
I stand by what I said about Paul Ryan in February:
Right now one of the only voices of sanity on Capitol Hill is Paul Ryan, an Amazing Spider-Man of sorts. He’s kind of wonky and a little bit nerdy, but he’s also very personable and, in a weird way a pretty cool guy — like Peter Parker! The sad thing is, it doesn’t take “spider-sense” to know we’re in trouble. The kind of unfunded mandates currently on the books will bring the nation to its knees, and it’s all a matter of basic math. Unfortunately, basic math is something that doesn’t seem to be being taught to today’s young people, because they continue to believe in things like “free” health care, as if costs are something that can magically disappear because a politician said so.
Mitt Romney made a very, very wise move in picking Paul Ryan. Marco Rubio would have been a fine choice, but his time will come.
The nation doesn’t have a very large window of time to get hold of our national debt, currently at $15,903,941,392,436.30. Luckily, we now have a guy on the ticket whose been focused on it like a laser for quite some time, so much so that it’s the only thing he follows on Twitter!
Fact: Joe Biden will be waking up in cold sweats from now until the VP debate, and for good reason. This is going to be good.