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Published: Monday, April 9 2012 7:00 a.m. MDT

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Nathan W
Salt Lake City, UT

"Is Paul Ryan a 'marvelous' VP pick for Mitt Romney?"


Dammam, Saudi Arabia

"I salute him for laying out the actual conservative agenda. Here's hoping he is transparent in the coming weeks about whom he is taking benefits from, and toward whom he wants to be more generous. If he thinks we need an even more unequal society to prosper in the future, may he have the courage to say so."

If the present Democratic idea to grow the economy by borrowing a lot of money leads to a default because people stop loaning us money and we have worldwide depression, revolutions, food riots, etc, it is going to be a whole lot more conservative and draconian than anything the Republicans could ever have thought of. This will be the liberal plan that was rejected by Democrats who could not lead but could only demagogue the Republicans.

Salt Lake City, UT

Self interest in government is keeping America from getting back on track. Will some real leaders please stand up?

Mitt, Let's hear your plan.

Clearly Obama doesn't have one. He really needs to stop smoking and golfing all day and get to work. He should be doing more but he seems happy to golf. Nice job.

Salt Lake City, UT

I really appreciate Schulzke's summaries and analyses of the news. Keep up the good work.

Somewhere in Time, UT

Ryan would be "marvelous!"

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Thurston J. Howell and Willard(as in Marriott) Mitt Romney.......a couple of marvelous guys!

West Jordan, UT

Can you imagine a vice presidential debate between Ryan and Biden? Ryan could talk rings around Biden's gaffes. Ryan had Obama speechless in a Congressional hearing. Ryan would be a great VP pick for Romney. They obviously have a great deal of respect for one another and work well together.

The only problem is it would be hard to replace Ryan in Congress. We just need several more like him!

Salt Lake City, UT

Paul Ryan is an Ayn Rand crackpot who wants to destroy, among other things, the safety net for seniors - who should be paying close attention.

Kearns, UT

If Mitt, and his staff, are smart, he’ll avoid the “McCain mistake.” VP pick needs to be unpolarizing, basically unglamorous. Biden is an intelligent policy lawmaker, who just says some really dumb things at times. But he doesn’t move the scale in the negative. I’d have loved Obama to run with Hillary, but that’s too much a risk for VP. Ryan and his plans are extremely polarizing. Mitt has already killed himself with the female vote by taking the Santorum view. Bringing on Ryan only hurts his standing with seniors, another staple group of Republican voters.
So my vote is for Mitt to wholeheartedly bring on Ryan!

Sandy, UT

It would be a great move if Mitt wants to lose the election. Ryan's approach to medicare is ironic though. He would require seniors to buy private insurance with block money and thinks that is a great way to control cost but is against requiring people to buy insurance.

So he wants to basically to tax people, collect it, and then give it back to seniors to buy health insurance.

So instead of requiring people buy insurance why didn't Obama just ask congress to tax us, collect it, and then give it back to us to buy insurance? Probably because there were some necessary steps in that process.

Informed Voter
South Jordan, UT

RED of SLC says Obama spends his time golfing and smoking. Don't forget fundraising and flying somewhere in Air Force One. The guy never gets involved with real work on the nation's problems, especially not on the deficit. In fact, he tells the Senate there is no need to do a budget. Three cheers for Ryan!

Kaysville, UT

With a President in office who has a Secretary of the Treasury not paying his taxes and haven't come up with viable budgets for the past 3 going on 4 years, Romney who said in 2007 that the economy was the issue for the 2008 campaign, would benefit to have Paul Ryan in the mix of people in his arena. The Vice President is a good position to win some votes. Sarah Palin is probably a good person but she was such a distraction for the previous Republican Presidential race in the last critical couple of months before the election. Paul Ryan is respected and a solid individual and would bring the Tea Party to a different level to be a positive influence to show change can come through a regular and accepted party. There is a process through the party and hopefully the Republicans will look at the change process.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

better than al capone and bozo the clown.


It would present an interesting dynamic. I like Ryan's youth and energy. He does good work in Congress and so he might want to continue working there. Opposite what one commenter said about his plan getting rid of elderly support, that is wrong. Anyone currently on it will not be affected. I would hope people would also take into account my generation which is currently in their 20s and feel like we are paying into systems (medicare, medicaid, and social security) that we pretty much all except to receive NOTHING from. From my generation's perspective, if the older generations have to sacrifice a little bit so there is not just debt for us to look forward to, then we think that would be pretty fair. The systems need to change; that is a fact. I would love to hear your guys' perspective. Thanks!


ahh, so this is how it ends. I always wondered how it would happen.

Salt Lake City, UT

Democrats won a house seat in New York that they hadn't had for a century when Hochul the Democrat turned it into a referendum on the Ryan budget. As a liberal I'd be happy to see Ryan be the VP candidate.

Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

Oh please Mitt nominate Ryan. It will put the Palin nomination to shame.

Clearfield, UT

Ryan and the VP candidate would be a marvelous . . . for the Democrats. He would out-Palin Palin when it comes to running down the chances for election.

Woods Cross, UT

Ryan would be a disaster for Romney. Americans are tired of partisanship and Ryan is as partisan and divisive as they come.

Colorado Springs, CO

Oh, whoever Mitt picks, I'll bet the posters are going to love them!

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