Charles Krauthammer: Mitt Romney's present and Paul Ryan's future

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  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Aug. 19, 2012 10:02 p.m.

    Ryan attracts the right wing who say balance the budget but Ryans plan does not. Last week the tax association came out and showed where his plan adds to the deficit for the first 6 years.

    What don't these folks understand?

    Tell me who in the country would not vote for Romney and Ryan if they said we are going to fix the deficit in the first 4 years? Everybody short of the special interests would and it would show show both parties how a world leading country is supposed to be run.

    Instead we have one party ahead of the other by a few points because we choose to vote how our fore fathers voted, we do not vote for the person, rather the party.

    Imagine the "used to be" best country in the world where the election is about a birth certificate and 4 years later about a tax return.

    Mitt and Paul stand up and make a difference. You want to win make the hard choices, do not balance the budget in 20 years time on the backs of the elderly now.

    If not you then who?

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 19, 2012 7:44 p.m.

    I recall when McCain was behind Obama in the pools and he picked Sarah Palin to excite the base, and win over some independents. That was a great pick for making the election a race again.

    Fast forward to Romney picking Ryan. The pick helped solidify the crumbling base, but does nothing to win over independents (iIn fact, it may drive them away). The good new is if Romney wins, it will get Ryan out of Congress and into a no-harm position.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Aug. 19, 2012 11:07 a.m.

    Also ran.

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    Aug. 19, 2012 8:12 a.m.

    What is so special about Ryan? His plan doesn't "balance" the deficit until 2040. His medicare plan will not work and will drive up the cost of healthcare for everybody. His tax plan is so vague that is shouldn't even be called a plan.

    He wants to privatize social security so wall street can manage it, but also wants to deregulate the financial industry and wall street so they can treat your social security like gambling money.

    This all sounds like a money grab from the middle class to the elite.