Mitt Romney Names Paul Ryan as His Running Mate - NYTimes.com: "Now, Mr. Ryan’s budget plan becomes the centerpiece of the debate in the presidential campaign, with Democrats eager to pounce on the program that is politically risky. Even for Republicans, the dangers were underscored by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich last year, who called the plan “right wing social engineering,” but was quickly scolded by conservatives.
Picking Mr. Ryan would indicate that Mr. Romney wants to double-down on his basic message, making his case for a conservative overhaul of the nation’s economy."
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Yes indeed. Romney has done us all a wonderful service by trading one obfuscation for another. How so? Paul Ryan's budget applies a serrated knife to a process that requires a fine scalpel. Everyone knows that this is so.
The nation is waking up to the conspiracy to block Obama at every turn so the Romney obfuscation about Obama as a failure is about to morph into a national perception of Obama as a hero in the face of an unconstitutional GOP stonewall attack. One obfuscation down.
Now the Ryan Budget will be the subject of the biggest obfuscation campaign ever. We will be told that the moon is blue, whoops I mean red, no I didn't say that and if I did I didn't mean it and reserve the right to amend.
Scalpel or rusty serrated blade. Remember that when you consider this campaign.
Oh, and prosperity lies not merely in the scalpel approach, but in restoring a balance between government and private initiative, two sides of a coin that needs re-minting.