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With Ryan Speech, Romney Campaign Goes Full Tea Party
08-30-2012, 11:50 AM
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With Ryan Speech, Romney Campaign Goes Full Tea Party
With Ryan Speech, Romney Campaign Goes Full Tea Party
The VP pick channeled Ayn Rand and declared ideological warfare—signaling that Romney won't pivot to the middle.

—By David Corn
| Wed Aug. 29, 2012 11:49 PM PDT

If there is a bedrock of conventional wisdom in presidential politics, it is this: First, succeed in the primaries by winning over the base, and then move to the center in the general election to court independent and middle-of-the-road voters. So where is Mitt Romney's pivot to the center?

<..> With such language—which was vetted by Romney Central Command—Ryan was not pressing the obvious case that Romney is a pragmatic Mr. Fixit who could be a competent steward of the still-struggling American economy. He was announcing that he and Romney aim to remake American society. He was essentially issuing a declaration of ideological warfare: Government is the enemy of freedom and the cause of the nation's economic woes; it must be crushed. And, yes, taxes must be slashed for all, which would include those on the highest rungs.

<..> Ryan was selling libertarian articles of faith: Downsize the government and the welfare state, and all will be well; the economic downturn had nothing to do with corporate shenanigans or deregulation; and if the Medicare guarantee is dumped, the elderly will fare better in the free-flowing corporate marketplace. Trust in this theology, he was saying, and the nation will revive—and he was not just speaking for himself. This was now the official sales pitch of the Romney-Ryan ticket.

<..> The once-moderate former governor of Massachusetts has adopted the fresh-faced policy minister of the tea party as his political son, and on Wednesday night allowed him to frame the story of the 2012 campaign in stark ideological terms. With Romney's big night approaching, this politician so often accused of flip-floppery and situational shifting was not moving to the middle but embracing a fundamental extremism. The full tea-partyization of Mitt Romney was nearing completion.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012...-tea-party

That's it, they've gone to the fringe and there they will stay. The formerly silent voices have left the asylum and are running rampant through the streets.

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08-30-2012, 01:11 PM
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RE: With Ryan Speech, Romney Campaign Goes Full Tea Party
It's far to late for Romney to even consider pivoting to the center, and his choice of Ryan as his running mate shows in stark relief that he has gone all in with the Tea Partiers.

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08-30-2012, 02:39 PM
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RE: With Ryan Speech, Romney Campaign Goes Full Tea Party
Full teaparty means they have only one strategy. LIE!!
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