Romney/Ryan Provides America With A Choice
As most of you have noticed by now Romney has selected Representative Paul Ryan to join him on the Republican ticket. This has quickly been characterized as an uncharacteristic gamble by Governor Romney and many seem surprised that Governor Romney didn’t play it “safer”. I have, on these pages, argued on behalf of Paul Ryan before and I am delighted that he is Romney’s pick.
A few days ago Charles Krauthammer argued that Governor Romney should shift his focus to making the election more about ideology than simply about stewardship. Making the argument about ideology, Krauthammer argued, would also explain why Barack Obama is a lousy steward.
When Governor Romney decided to pick Ryan he immediately shifted the focus toward ideology and ideas. By doing so he’s provided American voters with a choice. Americans can choose to continue the path to becoming a mega-Greece, or it can turn around and embrace fiscal responsibility.
I hope they choose the latter.
Thomas is a university adjunct in political science and can be found on Twitter as @ThomasRatPol