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Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough can't believe Mitt Romney's campaign hijinx.


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Romney and Ryan walk up to the podium and everyone cheers...RYAN.

Remember, folks, this was the best the Republicans could do this year. He won out over a serial-cheater-pizza-king, an ex-witch-tea-partier, a hard-right guy, another serial cheater who marries his mistresses, a real-estate-bad-hair birther...

The.Best.They.Could.Do.

Sweet cheeses, indeed.
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Romney and Ryan walk up to the podium and everyone cheers...RYAN.

Which would probably spur Ryan into sketching out a 2016 Presidential bid, an excellent fall-back plan if Romney loses in 2012.

That would be quite the conundrum for Ryan. Either work as hard as he can to be the Vice President for the next four to eight years, serving under a man he refers to as "The Stench"; or start the groundwork to be President in four years, when he won't have to run against Obama.
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That would be quite the conundrum for Ryan. Either work as hard as he can to be the Vice President for the next four to eight years, serving under a man he refers to as "The Stench"; or start the groundwork to be President in four years, when he won't have to run against Obama.

"The Stench" thing was a joke. But not to worry, Romney's chances of winning are slim and none. I've been watching the polls closely, and one area where Romney's support has really eroded is among older Americans. Apparently, Ryan's plan to gut Medicaid isn't super popular among people do, and who very well might need Medicaid.

And unlike Romney, Ryan's plan is fairly specific. He wants enormous tax cuts for the wealthy, all coming at the expense of the safety net. That's not a popular position to take, except among the heartless and the innumerate.
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Romney and Ryan walk up to the podium and everyone cheers...RYAN.


Methinks Condi would have been a better candidate, except the goobers' heads would explode.

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Romney and Ryan walk up to the podium and everyone cheers...RYAN.
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Which would probably spur Ryan into sketching out a 2016 Presidential bid, an excellent fall-back plan if Romney loses in 2012.

That would be quite the conundrum for Ryan. Either work as hard as he can to be the Vice President for the next four to eight years, serving under a man he refers to as "The Stench"; or start the groundwork to be President in four years, when he won't have to run against Obama.
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Since you mention it, I will tell you that Lawrence O'Donnell has a running rant about how losing VPs do not become President. I believe he claims never. But I wasn't sure so I looked it up. This article also shows Ryan's chances of becoming President after being a winning VP.

BTW I love Nate Silver. Most boring guy on the planet, but he really knows statistics and how to crunch the numbers.

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/13/what-are...
What Are Paul Ryan’s Chances of Becoming President?
By NATE SILVER
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Of these 28 men and women who lost their vice-presidential bids, only nine later ran for president. Only three of them later won their party’s nomination, and just one — Franklin D. Roosevelt — later won the presidency.
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