Poll: Is Paul Ryan the right VP Pick?

Republicans say selection of the Janesville, Wisconsin congressman is a bold move.

It’s as good as official: Wisconsin’s Rep. Paul Ryan will be Mitt Romney’s running mate, the Romney campaign announced early Saturday.

National news sites broke the news just before midnight on Friday night, ending weeks of speculation and propelling the Wisconsin congressman and his controversial budget proposals into the heart of the presidential campaign.

So, Cranstonians. What do you think of the Ryan pick? If you're a Republican, do you think this will give Romney a boost in this state? If you're a Democrat, are you eager to talk about the Ryan budget proposals that call for drastic cuts to national social programs? If you're moderate, is Ryan too conservative? 

Let us know in the comments.

Chris12 August 13, 2012 at 11:01 AM
Can we please show some respect for our seniors? Can we please give them some credit for knowing what is going on in our country today? They are very much aware that our government drained the Social Security fund and replaced it with an IUO. They are aware that the Medicare fund is $66B under funded. They know SNAP cards and all other government social programs are not free. They know we are passing on a $16T deficit to our children and grandchildren. Our seniors have had many ups and downs and have endured numerous 'speed bumps' along life's bumpy road. Mr/Ms Politician, do you how condescending and insulting you sound with your campaign theme of "we are scaring our seniors?." STOP IT. Show some respect!
mcam August 13, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Before Reagan took over, the children who's father passed was able to go to college for free under their father's social security benefits. I guess you are not to old. Further more, since the practice stopped, his mother was able to collect a monthly check for him from his father's social security to support him. He wants to put a stop to that practice also. He does need to remember where he came from.
Joe Richer August 13, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Though Ryan's bonafides on economic conservatism are lacking, his current rhetoric is solid. Our country is going to be faced with an apparently real choice in November... For forty years we have been moving away from an America that was build on rugged individualism and maximum freedom toward a model of elite socialism. Both systems have their good and bad points. I understand why people want the security of cradle to grave safety nets - even though they may be illusory. But to give up your rights, including a right to economic freedom...is a short term gain with no thought to the end game repercussions we are already feeling: - Generational dependence on government - Job and even life malaise - since there's not much benefit to working - Stagnant creativity - what's the benefit in innovating? - Political complacency Indeed, there's going to be a real choice in November.
Joe Sousa. September 01, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Compared the Joe "put you back in chains" Biden, No contest, Great choice.
susanne evans September 16, 2012 at 02:29 PM
The better question would have been: Is Romney the right choice?? Answer is no And if he is elected one can say good bye to Medicare among other things...


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