PAUL RYAN SAYS DEBATES WILL DECIDE ELECTION IN HIS, THEIR, FAVOUR WITH REALLY NO EFFORT
October 1 2012
New York, NY – With all the focus on Mitt Romney and his troubled campaign, his running mate Paul Ryan has largely been forgotten. Seen, at least for the first few days after he as announced as the VP candidate, as the true conservative on the ticket Ryan has all but vanished from the spotlight.
Much of that is most certainly deliberate, a strategic choice made by the Romney campaign to some end or another, and some certainly has to do with all the gaffes and skeletons that have afflicted Romney directly of late.
Paul Ryan, though, wants everyone to know that he is still around and is still very confident the chances his, his ticket, the ticket he is on, has in the upcoming election. In particular he feels that the upcoming debates will shift the electorate towards his, his ticket’s, side and give him and the other guy on the ticket whoever that is victory in November because it will just make up for every single thing that has happened thus far, which of course is not Paul Ryan’s fault. He’s just on the ticket after all, he’s not in charge of a losing campaign.
“We owe the country a very clear choice of a different future. We can either have a dynamic, growing economy that produces opportunity, or we can have a stagnant economy that fosters dependency. We can stick with the failed policies of the four last years … or we can get a brighter future,” said Ryan to a group of supporters.
It was not expected that Ryan would admit defeat more than a month before voters even go to the polls.
It’s also not clear where exactly Ryan has been for the last couple of weeks though he could have been around the whole time. He’s the kind of guy that’s easy to miss, almost Canadian really.
“Obviously the debates will have an effect but they will certainly not decide the election for either side. They never do unless something dramatic happens and there is no reason for that to happen. Obama is cruising right now and I’m sure he’s smart enough to realize that he just needs to keep cruising and he can win,” said Scrape TV Political analyst Gabriel Kinsey. “The debates will bring some things into focus and hopefully for the Republicans take the focus off Romney and Ryan being kind of silly and running a bad campaign and put the focus back on the issues. Not that that will matter much, I think, once people go to the polls but it’s better that what they have now.”
It’s actually not even clear anymore what Romney and Ryan’s policies are anymore to anyone including themselves.
“I think the best that Ryan can hope for at this stage is that he looks good. It’s pretty clear that they aren’t going win this time around but if the campaign really does as badly as it appears to be doing Ryan won’t have much of a chance in the future where the campaigns will actually be his,” continued Kinsey. “I get that he sees this as much his campaign as it is Romney’s but that’s kind of delusional. This is Romney’s campaign through and through and if it fails it will really just take him down. It could take Ryan down as well but luckily no one seems passionate about him one way or the other.”
Ryan will of course not be debating President Obama so he can’t really make many promises.
Edward Bastil, Political Correspondent