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Poll: What Do You Think of Paul Ryan as Romney's Running Mate?

The press releases and tweets have been flying since the announcement Saturday morning.

After weeks of rumors, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney finally announced his pick for his vice presidential running mate: Rep. Paul Ryan from Wisconsin.

Ryan is the chairman of the House of Representatives' Budget Committee, and is a co-author of what the New York Daily News calls the House GOP's "deeply ambitious, and controversial, budget overhaul."

Ryan has served as the southeastern corner of Wisconsin's Congressman for nearly seven terms. 

Since the announcement, reactionary statements have been flying from both sides of the ticket.

President Obama's campaign manager, Jim Messina, wasted no time sending out a statement, in which he said Romney's pick is evidence that Romney has effectively "doubled down on his commitment to take our country back to the failed policies of the past," essentially criticizing Ryan's efforts to overhaul the country's budget.

The Daily News also quotes opinions of both fans and opponents of Ryan, saying Republicans will find that he will "energize" the GOP and force the Obama camp to step up their game.

However, the article says Ryan may prove to be "a bitter pill to swallow" for senior citizens, who may not like Ryan's radical viewpoints on the federal budget and, more specifically, Medicare.

The Huffington Post says, however, that both liberals and conservatives should be "thrilled" with Romney's surprise pick of Ryan, who is 23 years his junior, citing many nicknames already being given to the pair, such as "America's Comeback Duo" or "The Dream Ticket."

Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington tweeted Saturday morning that Romney's pick has solidified the fact that the November presidential election has ultimately become "a very clear choice between two distinct ideologies."

PATCH WANTS TO KNOW - What do you think of Romney's pick of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate? Vote in our poll and share your thoughts in the comments section below.

not Carl Peterson lll September 09, 2012 at 09:42 PM
to bbkong, and the other 7 billion peeps. "Which candidate do you think is more likely to abuse trapwire", you ask? Well, I don't really think that is aswerable to make a difference. It, like so many other issues is now a systematic application and not party affiliated. Lets zoom our camera lens out. How much will one president be able to drive the force of trapwire? Could it end up that that would be the tail wagging the dog? Could it be that, THAT much information makes even a presidential candidate subject to those few in positions who "know" everything? What if the majority of what you ever: bought, sold, read, took pictures of, watched on t.v, said on the phone, roads you ever took---when, how fast, and with who in the car,-- walked in public, ...etc was available forever? You see, the computer can handle 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, calculations at the same time. I tried to pencil that out annnddd... it can handle....ohhhh. yeah, EVERYTHING. THIS SCIENCE FICTION OF THE FUTURE IS HERE NOW!! And like I have said, None of the mainstream media has covered the largest quantum leap of information gathering in the history of people. This is larger than a president. And, could it be a force that becomes the president maker by "knowing" everything, and the few who are in control the operations. To argue which party, I believe becomes a mute debate. hAPPY TRAILS
bbkong September 10, 2012 at 12:54 AM
@Marty Moot debate. Outside of a small town in Colorado is a server farm larger than any in the world and it's primary function is collecting and collating all the data that Trapwire dredges up. According to a friend of mine who did a lot of programming on the project, they already have more data than they can sort through for the next hundred years, so I'm not too worried about. Particularly since I'm not a revolutionary bomb making anarchist/libertarian type.
not Carl Peterson lll September 10, 2012 at 01:34 AM
oh bbkong, What are we going to do with you? Read what the trapwire computer does. The quantum computer analyzes data, at the rate that would take millions of years for a desktop. The computer is self programming self teaching, It is set to self-evolve as needed,and as it wants. It analyzes all cognative function of the human brain....I could go on.... google .....alexander higgens blog.....I just found that last night, but looks reliable OK so your not on the trapwire "danger, danger rob williams danger"!!! alert. but....I tried to google you. Are you: The guy with all the tatoos? the guy with the bear belly and guitar? The asian guy HMMM... kong.?. the black guy that we only see the back of that looks like a movie set of a small old town? Or do you sell ribs?
bbkong September 10, 2012 at 07:19 PM
I'm the guy who looks like he doesn't have time for tin hatted tomfoolery. If you have a problem with Trapwire maybe it's best you get off the internet before they come for you with the nets.
not Carl Peterson lll September 10, 2012 at 07:24 PM
@ bbkong I am them

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