So if you haven’t heard (because it was just put out there this morning), Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan as his VP running mate.
I’m thinking that the Republicans are truly trying to fuck themselves up for every Presidential election. I can’t come up with any other reason. Choosing a Tea Party guy when you’re an old fashioned Republican is like saying, “I’m pandering now, because I really suck as a candidate.” It’s not working with me, at all. There’s too great a divide between regular conservatives and the Tea Party. Trying to bridge that gap only turns off the other half of the electorate.
It didn’t take all but 20 minutes before Ryan said something complete stupid in front of cameras. I’ll give it to the guy that he’s honest, but being honest about wanting to screw over students and old people (your two most active voting groups) with more taxes for the middle class is NOT A WINNING STRATEGY. Someone should have learned from the Sarah Palin failure that you must coach these people what not to say or do during a campaign. *facepalm*
So now it looks like you got a super rich guy who wants to cut taxes even more for the rich and a far right nutjob who doesn’t understand economics or how to appeal to a large electorate running together on the same ticket. Way to go, Mitt – why not just hand Obama his second term today?