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In reviewing the various news sites and TV News programs, since Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan as is running mate, this writer has come across an incredible amount of information about both candidates; none of it positive.
William Rivers Pitt, on Truth-Out, said, "The decision to add Paul Ryan to the Republican presidential campaign has, once and for all time, exposed the limp, rudderless vacancy that is the core essence of Willard Mitt Romney...  By tapping Ryan, and thus agreeing to take on the fourteen years of far-right baggage Ryan brings with him, Romney has all but announced to the world that he is folding his hand and ceding control of the party to the whacked-out denizens of his right flank."

Lord have mercy on us all; Ryan is a Tea Party wet dream, making plans to gut entitlements, in favor of those millionaires; he became one on the strength of his wife having been a Washington lobbyist.

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On Truth-Out's Buzz Flash, Mark Karlin said, "Ayn Rand, Ryan's heroine, calls the poor parasites.  Ryan champions the takers, sort of an adaptation of the master race as defined by whoever is a 'taker,' a crusher of those who get in one's way to the acquisition of vast wealth and power.  Perhaps it is the supreme irony that Ryan is the ultimate leech and parasite, living off the taxpayers' hard-earned dollars."
Bill Moyers, on his Moyers & Company site, said this:  "This was never Romney's party, and without Karl Rove's shadowy money behind him, he would not have survived the primaries...  But in Paul Ryan, the Golden Boy from Janesville who schooled himself in the ideology of right-wing think tanks inside the Beltway, they finally have one of their own - a true believer for the new Gilded Age."
There are so many news articles, especially on-line from responsible news organizations, that it is difficult keeping track of all of them.
On NBC Nightly News, their cadre of journalists covering the Romney side of the election have all at one time or another recently made comments about the lack of veracity put forth by the Republican Party front-runners, and their support staff.  At the same time, they have covered President Obama's run for reelection equally closely, noting that the President and his campaign people have been fighting back just as hard, but not using falsehoods to make their points.
So many of them reporting the same things, essentially, means that there is at least a kernel of truth in them.
Moreover, that just points out how very frightening Mitt Romney is.  If only people would open their eyes, read the news, do a little digging ... he would lose supporters faster than Pennsylvania and Florida can disenfranchise their voters.  In fact, Congressman Ryan is reluctant to even make an appearance in Florida, where the majority of voters are seniors, and not a single one of them favors the Ryan plan to dismantle Medicare and slash Social Security.

MSNBC today leads with "With Paul Ryan, economy takes a back seat."  Further, the article states "There was always a definite upside to Mitt Romney picking Paul Ryan as his running mate: You make the presidential contest about a big clash of ideas; Romney's campaign is now about something.  But there also was an obvious downside for Romney: You turn the race into a conversation about Medicare, entitlements and the role of government, relegating a discussion about the economy to the back seat -- at least for the time being.  Yes, Romney talked about the economy yesterday in Florida.  And yes, Ryan talked about it in Iowa, too.  But what was yesterday's dominant political story?  Medicare.  What's the subject of the Romney campaign's heavily played TV ad?  Welfare (which is a role-of-government issue).  What's the subject matter of its latest TV ad?  Criticizing the Obama campaign over that pro-Obama Super PAC advertisement.  And what does today's official news that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be delivering the keynote at the GOP convention suggest?  We're coming after government.  (After all, New Jersey's unemployment rate stands at 9.6%, well above the national average.)  For now, the issue of the economy is no longer driving this presidential contest.  And you have to ask yourself: Which campaign benefits the most from that?"
Finally, on the Huffington Post site, their headline is "A PALL OVER PAUL - GOP PROS FUME:  Romney Ceded Election With Ryan Pick"
From their mouth (web site) to God's Ear!  The opinion of people who do not lie to the public is simply that Romney had no direction for his campaign.  This is nothing new, as Romney is now known to change his position every day or even more often.  Paul Ryan, on the other hand, has a very singular opinion; no matter that it ignores the middle class in favor of the richest Americans.  In addition, his policies will take all of that a step further, by removing more entitlements for the lower-than-millionaire economic classes.  Seemingly, Romney has made a choice in the same manner as was done in 2008 with Sarah Palin, which will ensure that he cannot win the election.
Would that it were so!

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