Jon Stewart really hits this one on the head for me personally. The media's reaction to Mitt Romney choosing Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate has been so all over the place with some saying he brings real credibility to the presidential campaign while others have at the SAME TIME compared his arrival on the Presidential scene to that of Sarah Palin four years ago...Which is probably the dumbest thing I've heard all week (mind you its only Tuesday so the week is young!).
Long story short, Paul Ryan has one very key difference between Sarah Palin and himself. Paul Ryan actually knows what the hell is talking about when he speaks!
Now to be fair, both Palin and Ryan did bring some energy to the party faithful when they were chosen by their respective candidates and neither were considered the "safe" choice for VP..But that's pretty much where the comparisons end. Ryan is well known about the GOP faithful and the party leadership whereas Palin was largely unknown to her own party! Not only that but he has bravely (though not so successfully) put himself out there with his various budget plans that offered at the very least bold changes which gives him credit with a lot of folks since it takes real political guts to create a controversial budget plan(s) and show it off to the world not fully knowing if even your own party will accept it. Kudos to him for that.
I hope to publish a piece later this week on my thoughts on Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as his VP nominee so I won't go into anymore depth for now..
But I will say this, at least when it comes to the media, Mr. Ryan has certainly made a splash.
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