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View Diary: Is the pick of Paul Ryan Mitt Romney's concession? (178 comments)

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  •  His wife and family made him do it (8+ / 0-)

    Here is a different take on why he picked Paul Ryand;
    The Romney Family Takes Charge

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    But while Romney's staff had their doubts, the Congressman had the support of a separate, and increasingly influential set of advisers who have long had the candidate's ear: His wife and five sons.

    According to people close to the family and campaign, Ann Romney and the most politically engaged of the brothers were early advocates for Ryan to join the ticket, having grown friendly with him and his wife over the course of the summer's vetting process. Mrs. Romney and Janna Ryan "got along famously" as they got to know each other, said one source, while Tagg Romney — an increasingly crucial adviser to his father this year  — grew to like and respect Ryan as he crossed paths with him on the campaign trail.

    Romney, who has long trusted his wife's "people instincts," gave substantial weight to her endorsement, which, combined with his own personal preference for Ryan, was enough to overrule his advisers' concerns, said one source.

    Personally I lean to the Koch brothers buying in with $100M.

    The question for me is Florida.  If Rmoney does not carry Florida he is toast and Florida Repugs are largely older over 65 retired, who voted for McCaine heavily, but these people do depend on Medicare and Ryand wants to throw them to the lions armed with vouchers.

    Medicare is the issue for November.

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    by Shockwave on Sun Aug 19, 2012 at 01:23:16 PM PDT

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