POLL: Is Paul Ryan a Good Fit For Romney?

On Saturday, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney selected Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate.

After months of speculation about whom Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would choose to run with him, his selection was announced Saturday as Paul Ryan.

A Congressional representative from Wisconsin, Ryan is best known for his stance on Medicare and his suggested reductions to that and other social programs.

According to published reports, Ryan is a favorite among the Tea Party movement.

For a short biography on Ryan, please click here.

Patch wants to know what our readers think; please take our poll below and feel free to comment.

Aireman August 18, 2012 at 06:17 AM
Jill,,, that's why he didn't want to sign the bill. Pres. Obama is a Constitutional scholar. I can see how he wouldn't want that to happen to Americans. And sorry to say.... You can't build a fence around America there is too much of it! That's thousands of miles of boarders not to mention the coast lines. Pres. Obama has sent more illegals home in just over 3 years than Bush did in eight!
jill smith August 18, 2012 at 06:35 AM
Mariana, I agree with most of your comment, but I believe our government is exaggerating terrorism as an excuse for the federal government to have more control over the people and gain more power. The underwear bomber had a fire cracker in his pants, and now we have perverts that aren't screened patting down toddlers and removing old ladies colostomy bags. This is sick, and make no mistake about it if you choose the total body xray you are exposed to a significant amount of radiation. I know the terrorists mean business but people have lost their common sense.
jill smith August 18, 2012 at 06:55 AM
Aireman he made sure the provision left out of the bill was placed back in the bill, and he signed it, why are we bantering back and forth.
Mariana Zuelsdorf August 18, 2012 at 08:06 AM
Jill, I think the public has become complacence after the initial shock of 9/1t. There were no further attacks, but I also think that there are terrorist cells already in the US, waiting for just the right moment and the right plan. I'm not offended or concerned about the pat down or the scanner at the airport. In a human way, I am responsible for every other person on the plane,,babies, children, adults and grandparents. If being scanned or patted down means that the plane arrives safely, I'm happy with that. The US will always be at war with the Middle East, because it is a combination of anti democracy rule and religion, with a bit of hate thrown in for good measure. I have Muslims friends who have no desire to kill me, nor I to kill them. I guess the bottom line is that if they can stop just one terrorist from completing an act, like in NY and DC, then we all win. It's really not much difference from having a home security system on your house.
Mariana Zuelsdorf August 18, 2012 at 08:27 AM
Jill...Deterrent works, whether it was the now defunct Titian missiles system or the still active Minuteman missiles. About 25 years ago, bases were set up in England for a new missile, The Ground Launch Cruise Missile (GLCM). Moved around the British countryside on trucks, those missiles were aimed at Russia, It was a good deterrent; Russia blinked; GLCM was deactivated, and a treaty was signed. Keeping America safe from insurgents is not easy but absolutely vital. If we are attacked, it could mean the end of the world as we know it, and I'm not ready for that! I want to grow older and have more wrinkles


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