Ever since the formal announcement on Saturday morning that Paul Ryan would be Mitt Romney’s VP, the web and the TV talking heads have been on fire with articles and opinions about Ryan’s selection, alternately praising and castigating it. The Left seems to be acting especially happy, which I am taking as the political equivalent of “whistling past the graveyard”.
As soon as I heard the news, I had the immediate flash in my brain of Wyatt Earp on the train platform in ‘Tombstone‘: ”You called down the thunder!…..“, and it seems that it occurred to more folks than just me.
I think I know why, too.
Ryan has already made Obama look foolish on national TV, while coming across as the non-threatening-yet-brainy boy-next-door. The Left responded as they always do, telling lie after lie about Ryan, which after three years has had zero effect …other than to make them look shrill and desperate.
With the addition of Ryan, the choices are more stark than ever:
- The free market Capitalist, cut spending so we can grow the economy and reduce the deficit guys in one corner, and
- the Statist and quasi-Socialist, spend-like-a-five-year-old-with-his-very-first-nickel guys in the other corner.
Oh, yeah: I’m gonna definitely need more popcorn for this.
UPDATE: For those of you who are coming late to this party, here are some links for you that pertain to or include Mr. Ryan:
- Path To Prosperity.
- Paul Ryan vs. the Titanic.
- Pro-Growth Tax Reform.
- Paul Ryan on the hidden spending in Obamacare.
- Paul Ryan and Truth.
- How to save Medicare.
Admittedly, we’ve been on Ryan’s bandwagon for a long time now. He’s not a perfect man, just a good one …but he’s just about perfect for this particular place and time.