Oh Yes He Did

Filed under:Politics,Right On — posted by Anwyn on August 13, 2012 @ 2:51 pm

Romney’s choice of Ryan as running mate immediately reminded me of McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin, both in similarity of choice and by contrast in the circumstances of the two choices. Romney didn’t have to do this–didn’t have to make a pick ostensibly anathema but actually scary to the left because it helps solidify and rally a doubtful base. It’s true that the Republican/Tea Party base could certainly use some shoring behind Romney, but this time, the base is not as hostile to Romney as they were to McCain and Obama keeps digging his own holes that need shoring. McCain needed a lightning rod or he was finished. Romney doesn’t. Romney could have made a safe pick, one that would make the base yawn but keep planning to vote for him and that would not draw the opposition lightning.


Let the hyperventilating begin.


  1. Ha, knew before I clicked the link it would be going straight to Rachel’s site. heh..

    Comment by Morris — August 13, 2012 @ 8:43 pm

  2. HA! This marks the first time in my 11 years of blogging that I actually laughed out loud (in the happy way) when I saw that it was my site a link led to.

    I also giggled at the photo. That tumblr site is marvelous and that pic is one of the best ones I’ve seen so far.

    I’m really glad you’re posting again. I know you didn’t stop because Breitbart died (little thing called law school finals got in the way) but I have to admit his death broke my heart so much that if I had been blogging at the time, I would’ve had to take some time off to get my wits about me. It was a body-blow. Anyway, it was eventually partly his death, once I came to terms with it, that made me start blogging again.

    Anyway I would LOVE to see you write about Palin like you mentioned at my place. I really am going to lose my mind if I keep hearing people say “they destroyed Palin, they can destroy Ryan”. NO THEY CAN’T. It would be orders of magnitude more difficult.

    Lastly, if you ever do get yourself over to Italy, it would be a sincere pleasure to meet you and I will totally jump around with you. Especially if you let me scream “Paul Ryan! Eeeee!” while we do it.

    Comment by Rachel Lucas — August 14, 2012 @ 5:39 am

  3. Rachel! Thanks for popping over here. Yeah, a little thing called “law school,” all of it, got in the way two years ago, but maybe I can put in enough content to stagger along between now and graduation. I definitely think a “no they can’t” post is in order. Will have to marshal the mindthoughts for that one.

    I’ve read somewhere that “may you live in exciting times” is a curse, but when your times are as downward-curving as they have been under the Lightworker, I’ll take a little excitement, especially when it comes with eyes on it like that.

    Comment by Anwyn — August 14, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

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