Yesterday, I blogged about Grover Norquist‘s comment at CPAC earlier this year when he said,”Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen.” Mitt Romney announced his VP pick, Paul Ryan, and Norquist got his wish doubled. Everyone knows that the Romney Ryan Digit Plan, i.e., Ryan’s budget proposal, if passed would gut the middle-class, seniors, women, the poor — everybody but the wealthiest two percent in this country.
I’ll bet Romney is hoping this announcement will ease the heat he’s getting for his Bain-ful gaffs and insults, here and abroad. I doubt it. In fact, despite the obscene amount of money Republicans are spending on ads in battleground states that are blatant lies about the President, Americans aren’t believing them. I received this email from Daily Kos today that clearly shows Obama is moving ahead:
Mitt Romney is a disaster for Republicans, the first GOP nominee in modern history to have higher negatives than positives. His every interaction with regular Americans (and heads of state, for that matter) has ended in an insult. He was a bully when he was younger, and he’s a bully now. Even conservatives don’t like him.
The numbers are starting to show this. Two different national polls released this week show President Obama ahead by 7 points. A third national poll—from Fox News!—puts Obama up by 9 points. Add up all the national polls, and Obama leads by almost six points. Further, swing state polls show him with 332 electoral votes compared to only 206 for Mitt Romney.
Mind you, I’m not suggesting in any way that we get comfortable. Now is the time to get out there and continue to spread truth, hope, a clear message and one that creates value in the lives of everyone. I’m talking about President Obama. The Obama/Biden team has what we need to move forward. The Romney/Ryan team would not just push us back to where we were at the end of 2008, it would be worse.
- Why Paul Ryan could be a drag in Florida (which Marco Rubio helps Romney win) (miamiherald.typepad.com)
- the outsourced candidacy (marbury.typepad.com)
- The Weekly 2012 – Representative Paul Ryan as Romney’s VP pick? (thelastofthemillenniums.wordpress.com)
- The Committee to End Medicare: Mitt Romney picks Paul Ryan (dailykos.com)