Dead Presidents

Historical facts, thoughts, ramblings and collections on the Presidency and about the Presidents of the United States.

By Anthony Bergen
Posts tagged "Romney 2012"
Could Mitt Romney have picked a better running mate that would have yielded a win in the general election?
deadpresidents deadpresidents Said:

No.  I said that Romney should choose Paul Ryan as his running mate long before he actually picked him and I still think Paul Ryan was the very best Vice President that Romney could have chosen. 

If I was running Romney’s campaign and I had 100 chances to make changes that I thought would result in a win, I would have picked Paul Ryan as his running mate all 100 times.  Win-or-lose, Ryan was a solid choice for VP.  The Republicans should second-guess a lot of things, but that’s not one of them.

Man, this about sums it all up, doesn’t it?

I don’t know, I thought Romney beat Obama pretty clearly.  Obama seemed off from the beginning and Romney was solid.  Remember, with debates, a big part of the game is how you say something and how you come across.

Plus, I noticed that Romney has this way of reacting to what Obama says that really works well with the splitscreen for some reason and just completely neutralizes the President’s argument.  Obama will say something and Romney will look at him with a face that basically says, “Aw, good try, pal.”  And it’s killer because Romney’s reaction doesn’t come across as mean or petulant or anything.  It’s more like the look that your coach or your dad would give you if you tried really hard at something and just couldn’t get it done.  If I was Romney’s campaign manager, I would have Romney play the “Listen, slugger, we’re all really proud of you what you tried to do and maybe it’ll work out someday” card until Election Day because it totally works for him.