I’ve been saying that there is actually very little difference between Obama and Romney’s economic policies, but the lesser of two evils is Obama. I say this, not for the attributes of the presidential candidate, but how this would impact the workings of Congress. A Republican president with a Republican Congress would give the Tea-Party Republicans that much more power and influence. Economic terrorists, specifically Paul Ryan would have a clear path to push their policies. At least with a Democrat president the need for each party to oppose each other guarantees occasional stalemates.
Now with Paul Ryan on the ticket… does this mean Mitt fully embraces Ryan’s plans and will be catering to his ilk? OR could these be a way of appeasing that crowd? Buying Ryan off with a position of prominence but with no power or influence. With Ryan on the sidelines, perhaps the path is cleared for Mitts comparatively more moderate policies.
I read a headline yesterday….Romney distances himself from Ryan budget plan. Presumably one should look to Romney’s term as governor of MA to get an idea how he’d govern. Not sure the tea party would be happy. As for Ryan, seems like he means well–needs a private tutor on soft currency economics.
The VP has never had any power or real influence with the sole exception of breaking a tied vote in the House. Biden is a clownish cheerleader, as was Gore. Cheney was a slight exception as he was already in Bush’s inner circle. Ryan will be given a lot of “studies” to do which will amount to nothing. Spending never gets cut.