Mitt Romney has chosen the Ryan Plan for his running mate.
The Romney-Plan ticket will have great success if offered boldly to the American Public.
This is a commitment of the highest degree.
The choice makes sense when you consider the other major choices.. for instance Tim Pawlenty or Paul Ryan. Either of these tickets would have provided the formerly uneducated U.S. Citizenry with men the CIA would be proud to have on staff. In other words, men who without any effort are fundamentally invisible even when they are standing right next to you.
Instead, Mitt has picked a Message. Brilliant. And, in my opinion, long overdue. I have promoted, screamed, pleaded even for an argument based on ideology since ideology, quietly over decades, is what has brought us to the brink of collapse.
To me, picking Plan is a complete endorsement of everything I think is right and an indictment of everything I think is wrong with the country. For me it is as perfect as the ticket can get given that Romney is on it.
However, I’m always careful to not give too much credit as we have all seen campaigns throw away elections in the past. If the Romney camp tries to run this ticket primarily as “two nice guys” it will lose. If the ticket was put together by the marketing consultants for alliteration value only it will lose. If Romney staffers think anyone will care about this ticket on a personal level, aside from those of us who live and breathe this stuff, it will lose. If they take the “We don’t have a taxing problem, we have a spending problem.” message and beat the Liberals with it incessantly, we will win.
So I’m heading out today to find a Romney/Plan sign for the front yard.
The only things I like better than single malt’s are specifics… an actual plan instead of platitudes.
Watch who fills the chairman position on the budget committee… watch… this will tell you much about the establishment influence. Watch who is offered up to run for congress in Wisconsin. These things matter.
Let’s see how this unfolds. Fortune favors the bold.