Would You Vote For Romney-Ryan?

The Republican ticket has been filled out. Let us know what you think!

On Saturday morning, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced that he had chosenas his running mate.

The choice ended weeks of speculation, lining up a running mate designed to fire up the Republican Party's more conservative elements.

Locally, U.S. Rep. Bob Turner, R-Forest Hills, said he was excited by the announcement.

"Paul Ryan has been a colleague and friend over the past year, and he will make an outstanding Vice President," Turner said. "He has been a leader in providing serious solutions to our country's problems, especially our debt crisis. We must prevent our country from falling over a fiscal cliff, and the Romney-Ryan team will give the nation a clear choice for the future."

It's no surprise that Turner was happy about the choice — we want to know what you think.

Was Paul Ryan the right choice for the party? Or did Mitt slip up? Let us know what you think in the comments and vote in our poll below.

cathy goldman August 13, 2012 at 11:44 AM
No way
Verdad August 13, 2012 at 12:18 PM
great, 2 candidates to choose from. one that gives great speeches but can't get things done and the other who is sure to destroy the middle class and blue collar workers.
carlosB August 13, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Absolutely. Better than the Kenyan communist revolutionary operative fraud in the WH.
Chris August 13, 2012 at 01:21 PM
I'm an independent voter who usually sides with Democrats. I already wasn't going to vote for Romney anyway, but his choice of Ryan more than solidifies that for me. It makes me adamantly against the Republican ticket. Ryan is fully immersed in the Objectivist mindset of Ayn Rand, which involves removing the government from as much of life as possible. That sounds nice to a lot of people, but taken to the extremes Ryan seems to embrace, it means the removal of all or most of the social safety net that actually helps to motivate people of lesser means to take risks. It means not investing in infrastructure and public health. It means that corporations - which already have too much power - get more. Long term, this does not help the deficit at all. It makes it worse. Fixing the economy is not as simple as spending less. It's spending differently and investing in things that provide better returns (like highways and bridges and such, and education and healthcare). I think it's important that Ryan gets nowhere near the presidency. I'd rather be frustrated by a president who can't get everything done than support one who would actively work for the wrong things. Romney has no real discernible core beliefs. Ryan has ones I don't like.
Ann Marie Ohea August 13, 2012 at 01:22 PM
I would never vote for Romney because I am a strict Democrat.
SteveFH August 13, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Should the Romney/Ryan hucksters win, we'll be planning our move to Canada.
Max Nocerino August 13, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Born Democrat. Absolutely hate Romney. He's a homophobe, possibly racist and only cares about the 1%. My third cousin Mickey needs Medicare and Romney will destroy that. Yeah I don't want him anywhere near the White House.
Debra August 13, 2012 at 06:06 PM
I am an indpendent and will vote for whomever is the best candidate, plain and simply. The division of parties is what is destroying the US. The president is taken down at every opportunity by the congress just because they hate him and want him out. They have no consideration for the public who voted them in. I would not vote for Romney and Ryan becaise they have no clue as to what the common man is going through. They are rich beyond belief and are out of touch with us. Romney & Ryan will not release more than 2 years of tax returns...what are they hiding that they do not want us to know?? They should be an open book if they want to represent me to the world. It is not patriotic not to show their finances, because they have their $$ in tax shelters and have their taxes reduced....I will NEVER vote for someone who will not be an open book.
Janet Henne August 13, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Since I am not stupid. uninformed or crazy. No way.
vincent smith August 13, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Time to get this self admited drug addict out of the white house.
SteveFH August 13, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Funny how the only pro-Romney comments have to resort to insults.
Judy Close August 16, 2012 at 03:20 PM
I didn't vote for the current occupant of the White House in '08 and I'm certainly not silly enough to vote for him in November, after the utter failure of his term in office, most of which he's spent AWOL on the campaign trail. I'm also voting to change Congress to people who don't want to bankrupt this country. Can't wait to vote for Romney-Ryan!
Chris August 16, 2012 at 03:36 PM
I don't think anyone actually wants to bankrupt the country. There are just differing opinions about how best to go about not bankrupting the country. I'm more convinced by the arguments of people like Paul Krugman and Robert Frank than I am by what I feel are the failed economic theories of the right wing (i.e., "trickle-down" doesn't trickle down).
Judy Close August 16, 2012 at 04:46 PM
And you actually think this president and his policies of the left are working? More people on food stamps, more in poverty, more unemployed, fewer homeowners and more under water or already in foreclosure, not having executive experience or economic experience of any kind, big gubmint takeover of GM, the health insurance industry--already resulting in higher premiums and fewer doctors, interference in states' rights, Justice Dept. involved in gun-running to Mexican gun cartels and not enforcing federal laws, lying, dirty campaigning, hiding your personal records on passports, schoolwork: all that works for you?
Chris August 16, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Wow, that's a lot of Fox News talking points. Many of them have little to do with Obama in particular. Anyway, it's not a matter of whether I think Obama's policies work. It's a matter of whether I think what he brings to the table is better or worse than what Romney brings to the table. I've been somewhat disappointed in Obama, but not as much as many. I won't address the individual items you listed because, well, there's not enough space, but I'll say that the data supporting several of them is questionable (as FactCheck.org shows in many cases), and others (like lying and dirty campaigning) are attributable to anyone involved in politics, unfortunately. I think the obstructionism of Congress has done far more harm than the President. Obama's policies are less dangerous to me than those of Romney and Ryan. The vast majority of those using the various societal safety nets we have (which are much less than what other first world nations have, including those doing better than we are in multiple areas) are doing so out of necessity brought on by the economic downturn that began in 2007. That downturn had everything to do with an unregulated financial industry. Romney would diminish the safety nets for the benefit of those who don't need them and do nothing at all about the financial industry. Really, I think the whole system is deeply flawed. Our leaders are bought men, either way. Until we fix campaign finance, we'll continue to get subpar leadership.
Debra August 16, 2012 at 05:26 PM
how about hiding your finances via tax returns....hiding something much??
Judy Close August 16, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Wow that's a lot of Huffington Post/MSNBC talking points! As for "hiding" finances via tax returns, Romney is not playing the Chicago-style thug game of giving their team anything more to distract the public with instead of talking issues that matter to Americans. If there really was anything to worry about in Romney's returns, the IRS would have been on him a long time ago, at the request of the POTUS and/or the Holder Justice Department. Harry Reid has more to hide than Romney does, after being in Congress for so many years and becoming a multimillionaire. I'd like to see his returns, and Nancy Pelosi's, and many more who have become fossilized in Congress. By contrast, Romney truly worked for his dough...and he built his business himself. About 30 people in my immediate and extended family and most everyone I know are voting for real hope and real change in November, not the blatant phoniness offered by a fabulist and a con artist.
Debra August 16, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Judy, the point is that he is hiding the fact that he has his $$$ in foreign banks and the like. Is it patriotic for your president to have his money anywhere else but the US?? He doesn't want the public to see that he is using every loophole he can in order to pay less taxes than you and me. If that is ok with you and your family, then that is your choice. I never said he was doing anything "illegal". How would the general public feel about how little he is paying in taxes and where the funs are. I am an independent and may not vote for Obama this time, nor Romney. I'll write in Ron Paul for our next president. By the way, all politician are con artists. If Romney really has a plan which could bring our country out of the abysmal state it is in, he should implement it NOW, not wait till he gets in office....then of course, like all the rest before him, nothing will change for the common man, just his rich friends. And we will still suffer and get nowhere.
Diann Negri August 17, 2012 at 01:53 AM
R & R may just bring us into a Depression, The tax Cuts will really be a Hurt on Us! Unless you are in there Class! Than you will not have to worry... But the Cuts will be hard, Social Security,Medicare, MTA, Education, and the list will go on. Hopefully they do not get in! Also why dont they release their tax returns?
William August 17, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Debra you say he should provide his tax documents and his plan for our future as a country..... When is Obama gonna start his ?? This guy has lied upon lies upon lies but America still backs this pompous jackass up.... It amazes me how dumb some of the American people are :)
Debra August 17, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Dearest William. Yes Romney & Ryan should release their tax documents and any plans for our future. Why wait until elected before divulging knowledge to help the country out of the depression we are in?? Don't you want to know if they have been using loophole to avoid more taxes. They are zillionaires!!! Obama has tried quite a few times to present a plan to help us out of the abyss, but is shot down continually by congress because they want him out from the beginning. They are not there to represent the citizens of this country...they are there to represent big businesses (who give them a secret handout). Both sides need to work together to bring this country back. We as citizens need to pay closer attention as to who is voting for what and why. if they are not representing us without prejudice, they should be voted out. There are many standing in line waiting to represent the right way and be patriotic (if there is truly anything like this anymore). It seems everyone is out for themselves and no concern for their fellow man or the people who voted them in. William, the dumbness you speak is people with their heads in the sand & are not paying attention & it also amazes me. I am an independent and will vote for the best candidate. So far, neither is not even close...I voted for Obama but may not again, I will write in Ron Paul if I can.
Dimitri September 06, 2012 at 03:55 AM
Mitt Romney for President!!!!


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