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Ryan Pick Gives the GOP Ticket the Best of Both Worlds at the #2 Slot

In Articles on August 13, 2012 at 9:07 am

In Congressman Paul Ryan, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is hoping that the 7-term policy wonk can bring a mix of youth, energy, and experience to the 2012 Republican ticket as the vice presidential choice.


If this is considered one of the riskier picks that Governor Romney could make for the 2012 GOP presidential ticket, it displays just how close-to-the-vest and safe the Republicans have collectively approached November.


Let’s face it, folks: picking Congressman Paul Ryan for the #2 slot on the 2012 GOP presidential ticket was not as hard as people think.

Neither was it risky. In fact, it allowed Governor Mitt Romney to make a move that, albeit seen as “risky” by several pundits and media types, is as risk-averse as possible with the biggest bang for his buck.

By selecting the 7-term, 42-year-old Cheesehead Congressman for the vice presidential post on the 2012 ticket, Governor Romney is providing himself the opportunity to mix the very best of most sides of the VP selection tug-of-war that he faced over the past few months. By going with one of the faces of the GOP’s future, Romney gets a chance to tap into youthful energy akin to what Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) would have brought to the ticket, especially considering the RNC’s convention romp to Tampa later this month.

Articulate, likable, and poised, Ryan brings qualities to the now-established Romney-Ryan 2012 ticket that the former Massachusetts governor sorely needs.

These factors do not take into consideration the Tea Party factor in the decision that seals this move as a good one for the Romney camp. Although well-respected as a Washington insider, Senator Portman is not nearly as known within Tea Party circles, the very sets of political energy that Republicans need to continue the successes of 2009 and 2010 elections. Although acknowledged as a two-term governor of a traditionally-blue state, Governor Pawlenty had already proven his lukewarm acceptance by red-hot passionate conservatives. Just the same, although Rubio is the one of two Florida-based politicians that used the Tea Party momentum to overcome long odds on the way to Washington (with the other being Congressman Allen West), his short time in Washington would basically eliminate one of Mr. Romney’s staple statements: that President Obama may be a nice guy, but he is simply in over his head due to his lack of real-world and federal experiences. Paul Ryan is the best candidate to give Mitt Romney a chance to leverage both youth, experience, and genuine grassroots excitement within the political right.


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Catch Lenny Giving Analysis on the Paul Ryan VP Selection (on Canadian TV)

In Video on August 11, 2012 at 8:35 pm


Lenny McAllister talks to a national audience north of the border about the selection of Congressman Paul Ryan to the GOP 2012 ticket (courtesy of CBC)


WASHINGTON, DC (AUGUST 11, 2012): Republican strategist Lenny McAllister discusses Congressman Paul Ryan’s new role as vice presidential candidate and how it might help Mitt Romney’s run to the White House in 2012.


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In Case You Missed It: Lenny McAllister, Maria Cardona Debate on CNN Saturday Morning

In Video on June 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm

CHICAGO, IL (June 16, 2012) – Republican commentator Lenny McAllister (former RNC strategist) and veteran strategist for the Democrats Maria Cardona (former DNC Communications Director) again debate the latest in American politics in this election year. In this recent CNN Saturday Morning segment, the two discuss the motives, societal effectiveness, and election impact of President Obama’s recent policy change on immigration with CNN anchor Randi Kaye.


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