Romney to name vice presidential candidate Saturday; report says Ryan is choice

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  • freedomingood provo, Utah
    Aug. 11, 2012 11:11 a.m.

    I can't tell the future. If I could I would never enjoy movies again, and then what would be the point of the millions I made on penny stocks?

    I'll start looking for English tutoring jobs in Japan.

  • jill17 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 11, 2012 8:20 a.m.

    Let's just all be grateful it isn't another Sarah palin. i bet Ryan knows where Russia is!

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    Aug. 11, 2012 8:06 a.m.

    To: KJB1

    So your saying what your saying because this is what you were told by the President and his failed Administration!

    If Paul Ryan is a man who wants to destroy Medicare answer me this:

    How is Paul Ryan's plan destroying Medicare when over the next ten years Medicare would grow from 530 Billion to 803 billion in spending ten years out? That is about a 70% increase in that time. All his plan does is slow down the increases by 3% per year to bring Medicare in line along with the other cuts in other areas needed to balance our budget!

    Obama is destroying this economy with STAGGERING DEBT, POLITICAL PAYOFF's leading to BANKRUPTCIES! 16 Trillion in debt will destroy Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and every single other aspect of the Federal Government if it is not reigned in now!

    President Obama has run four years of Trillion dollar deficits! All borrowed from foreign countries. Do you think they care about Medicare or anything else? Not a Chance!

    OBama's legacy is the highest poverty rate since World War 2. Poorer families, higher homelessness, despair in men and women in finding jobs!

    Obama has failed!

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Aug. 11, 2012 7:45 a.m.

    Romeny had the far right locked down already. What he needed was someone that would make a person like me give him a second look. All he has done is reaffirmed he has no interest in moderates or being abel to work with both sides of congress.

    The biggest paradox of Ryan is here is a person that who as a youth benefited greatly from the social security system when his father died, does not believe that benefit should be available to others. Ryan came from a well off family, and actually didn't need that benefit. Perhaps that is what has formed his perception that families don't need that benefit.... but fails to understand that most families don't come from a town that is run by their family. He is a good guy, and some of his ideas are sound. But he doesn't understand poverty or the struggle of those people any more than Romney.

    These two are cut from the same financial cloth. No rags to riches story here.... and no relateability factor to work th their favor. They will need to put forward just good sound ideas and policy statements from here on out.

  • I Bleed Blue Las Vegas, NV
    Aug. 11, 2012 7:31 a.m.

    Ah it's the Fox News ticket.

    Bye bye Latino vote.

    Bye bye seniors.

    Bye bye swing states. Great news for Obama.

    Mitt caves to the tea party just like McCain.

  • 1conservative WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Aug. 11, 2012 6:17 a.m.

    Demos. will probably attack Ryan as wanting to eliminate Medicare even though nothing is further from the truth. Demos. think if they lie enough and repeat the lie often enough, someone is bound to believe it.

    Ryan has ideas to help solve a 16 trillion $$$ deficit. All Obama seems to be able to do is put more people on food stamps and welfare.

  • t702 Las Vegas, NV
    Aug. 11, 2012 5:48 a.m.

    Excellent choice!

  • Pa. Reader Harrisburg, PA
    Aug. 11, 2012 5:19 a.m.

    Ryan is a great pick --- in Utah.
    Independents will not support Romney with Paul Ryan as the veep.
    I think Romney is terrified of the radical GOP base staying home in November and feels he needs to pander to the tea party.
    Undecided voters will overwhelmingly fall to the president.
    This selection is Palinesque in that it will energize the Democratic base every bit as much as it will those on the right. Poll numbers will stay close but it is now hard to imagine a scenario where Romney can score enough electoral votes to win. His only hope was that Obama supporters would be lukewarm and not turn out in large numbers. That hope is now gone.
    But Romney will win Utah!

  • Glen in the Bronx Bronx, NY
    Aug. 11, 2012 4:45 a.m.

    Did anyone forget that Ryan has been criticized by the leaders of his own church? When Ryan offered up his Medicare gutting "road-map" and claimed it was guided by his faith in Jesus, the Catholic bishops corrected him and advised it appeared to be guided by his faith in Ayn Rand. That sounds like sound-bite fodder to me, and is going to come back to haunt this campaign. While it is said "Victory goes to the bold," in my humble opinion if it's Ryan, Romney lost the election today.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Aug. 11, 2012 12:27 a.m.


    I don't mean this in a rude way, but do you read anything at all on medicare or social security? It's already as good as destroyed if we don't do something now. You can't honestly believe that we can keep the status quo and be okay. It's mathematically impossible under Obama's plan. The Senate hasn't even passed a budget in over 3 years. Are you really okay with that?

  • dubdub Lindon, UT
    Aug. 11, 2012 12:03 a.m.

    The Thurston Howell \ Eddy Munster ticket!!!

  • KJB1 Eugene, OR
    Aug. 10, 2012 11:58 p.m.

    I know a lot of people here will rationalize Romney no matter what he does, but hitching his wagon to the man who wants to destroy Medicare? I guess he just wants to lose at this point...

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Aug. 10, 2012 11:53 p.m.

    republican mantra...

    Vice President Biden is a lifetime bureaucrat.

    We need people who are not lifetime bureaucrats.

    Vice President Biden has no private sector experience.

    We need people with experience in the private sector.

    Unless, of course, romney picks a lifetime bureaucrat with no experience in the private sector.


    congressmen ryan...

    a lifetime bureaucrat...

    with no experience in the private sector...

    will be a heartbeat away from the Presidency of the United States of America.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Aug. 10, 2012 11:49 p.m.

    @Red Corvette

    I disagree. This isn't an election for the 'same old, same old.' Ryan has presented a budget that attempts to address the $16,000,000,000,000 gorilla in the room. Compare that to our current VP who actually said "We have to keep spending so we don't go bankrupt." Ryan is a smart man and will run circles around Joe Biden in a debate. He's articulate and is not a bomb thrower. This is also going to force the Democrats to focus on the budget and economy, something they would rather not do. This is a strong ticket. Not just to win, but to actually make a difference in this country. I like it.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 10, 2012 11:41 p.m.

    If I am Biden, I am worried! Ryan is smarter than Obama, and is now the smartest man in the room!