I must admit Paul Ryan was not my prediction as far as Ronmey's V.P. pick was concerned. I was under the impression that Ryan was not interested, as he knew he had important and valuable work to do in the House of Representatives. I am delirious that I was way off in my impressions.
I was pulling for Governor McDonnell of Virginia as a solid conservative with the credentials and successful experiences he would bring to the table. My second pick was Senator Rubio as a young, dynamic constitutional conservative with a compelling story.
I believe that Ryan was the best possible pick Romney could have made for a simple reason. Rep. Ryan is not only a solid Tea Party (constitutional) conservative, but is singularly focused on the pending fiscal doom we face as a nation. Yes, that makes him a prime target for demagoguing as he was in 2011 with what Politifact called the 'lie of the year', but we, as a nation, are at a point where stark contrasts must be made in the presidential choice the electorate will be making in November.
On one hand, we have in Romney and Ryan two conservatives who know instinctively what makes America the exceptional country that she is. They stand for self responsibility, hard work, individual initiative, and less government intrusion.
In contrast, on the other hand, we have Obama and Biden who are the standard-bearers for a party that no longer makes any pretense of pushing the collectivist agenda. Obama, as I have pointed out previously, has no concept of how a free economy works. I mean, here is an ideology - as represented by the President - that cannot make the connection between profits and job creation; or that somehow the state/collective is the main reason behind the successes of entrepreneurs.
Obama/Biden team cannot escape the reality that their policies have been miserable failures while they ironically call the successes of Reaganomics over the the past quarter of a century failures. They will certainly repeat that mantra, supported by the dispicable main stream media.
America now has a clear choice: rugged individualism of Romney/Ryan, or the collectivism of Obama/Biden?