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August 14, 2012
Anonymous GOP 'pros' tell Politico Ryan pick a 'disaster'
There is little doubt that Mitt Romney rolled the dice by choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate. Everyone knows what the Democrats and Obama are capable of doing. The outright lies told about Ryan's budget plan already - that seniors will be kicked off Medicare if it passes -- are just a foretaste of what we can expect from the Obama campaign. So when Politico conducted "three dozen interviews with Republican strategists and campaign operatives -- old hands and rising next-generation conservatives alike," it is not surprising that political professionals would give voice to their doubts about Romney/Ryan being able to overcome the onslaught. But, a "disaster?" Away from the cameras, and with all the usual assurances that people aren't being quoted by name, there is an unmistakable consensus among Republican operatives in Washington: Romney has taken a risk with Ryan that has only a modest chance of going right - and a huge chance of going horribly wrong. [...] [T]he most common...(Read Full Post)