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Sun Sep 16, 2012, 05:15 PM

When will Ryan go "rogue"?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/romney-camp-decides-the-economy-isnt-enough
"Romney and — particularly — his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, have spent a week road-testing alternatives, going positive and going negative, swinging at the president on everything from faith to foreign policy. The new efforts mark a shift from a summer of fruitless discipline and a convention in which attempts to present a friendly, moderate tone trumped any policy substance. And campaign planners said their moves mark a new campaign consensus.

“No one in Boston thinks this can only be about the economy anymore,” one top aide said last week. “The economy narrows the gap and puts us in contention, but we have to bring more to the table.”

The core factor in the search for a new message, aides say privately, was the August jobs report. The anemic job growth was widely viewed as bad news for Obama even as the unemployment rate dropped due to people leaving the workforce. But the national shrug confirmed Romney campaign concerns that the most visible economic indicator would remain muddled through Election Day.

Ryan himself has emerged as a central player in this calculation, making the case internally for a clearer conservative policy message. One high level Republican with ties to the campaign told BuzzFeed that Ryan was chaffing at Boston constraining him from talking about and defending his policy ideas from Democratic attacks. Ryan wanted to be "unleashed," the Republican said."

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 05:18 PM

1. Please UNLEASH Lyin Ryan. Let him put the CONservTHEMSELVES agenda naked in public.

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 05:23 PM

2. IOW this is a signal that they'll be reverting to what they always do:

throw any old BS up against the wall, see what sort of legs it has, see how long the media will run with it, then, when it's run its course, toss the next steaming load up and see what happens

that's pretty much their MO since GHWB let the likes of Attwater and Floyd Brown take over their campaigning (IIRC that's about the time Rove started moving in)

it's all they have

look for the garbage to be even more repugnant than in the past, as it already seems to be

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 05:25 PM

3. When Tina Fey impersonates him for going rouge?

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 05:42 PM

4. Can anyone bring to mind when "going rogue" has actually worked?

I think he's now campaigning to keep his seat in the House. Smart man, after all.

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Response to cr8tvlde (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 08:52 PM

6. going rogue pays. Ask Sarah Palin what she makes...now. nt

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 09:14 PM

7. Yes, it's kind of pandering after the fact. I meant when it got them elected.

I also often wonder what happens when the gravy train stops and their faux riche lifestyle has to change. Obviously, I haven't experienced either ... nor do I look hot like she does ... LOL. Palin, I must admit, scammed the system very well.

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 08:04 PM

5. I hope he loses his seat in the house

that would be superb.

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