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Monday, August 6, 2012

Conservatives Clamor for Paul Ryan VP Pick on Twitter


By: Carl Wicklander 
A trending topic on Twitter this weekend has been a plea for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to select either Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin or Senator Marco Rubio from Florida as his running mate with the corresponding hashtags "#giveusryan" and "#giveusrubio."

Voters won't be able to get excited for Paul Ryan for the same reason they aren't able to get excited for Mitt Romney. They like the idea of a budget guru taking care of the economy just as the like the idea of a financial consultant taking care of the economy.

But this isn't about why Paul Ryan is a bad choice for vice president. It's about how many conservative voters act like the Republican Party works for them when it's the other way around. 

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