42-year old Paul Ryan is the candidate for vice Presidency and the running mate of Mitt Romney, the President hopeful.
How nice it would have been if he had talked about reducing unemployed figures to 5% in next 5-years or reviving the Moon and Mars missions of NASA.
But – that has not happened.
Moreover, neither of he nor Mitt Romney have adequate exposure to international affairs which is one of the most important criteria for any person who aspires to be the President of the most powerful country in the world.
The world has seen how Mitt Romney cut a sorry figure in his overseas tour and, in case Paul Ryan fares equally badly, who knows where US would be headed.
Probably, a new song would have to be penned – ‘God save the President’.
Anyway, Paul Ryan has accepted the nomination when in the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico where people had assembled in spite of the Tropical Storm Isaac.
In his speech, he has implied that the days of Democrats are over and in his opinion, the Democrats have run out of ideas and have nothing new to offer. He went on to add that ‘fear and division is all they've got left’.
He took the stage after Ann Romney had finished her talks which centered mostly on their private lives.
John McCain followed Ann Romney and he accused the President for his failure to lead on defence as well as major international issues.
This has been reported in news.sky.com of dated the 30th of August2012.
Paul Ryan is from the Midwestern state of Wisconsin, and unlike Mitt Romney, has youth on his side but, he is relevantly unknown outside Washington.
Paul Ryan speaking on behalf of Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts governor has made a promise that their government, if voted to power, would create jobs through tax fairness and regulatory reforms.
He went on to inform the gathering about his roots in far-off Ireland, his small-town values and his Irish ancestors.
He is bolstered with Romney’s acceptance of the proposal to cut spending by revamping healthcare programs for the elderly and poor.
Also present at the convention was Dr Condoleezza Rice who had been the Secretary of State under President George W Bush – she was critical of Obama’s foreign policy and said that the new Romney-Ryan team would provide answers to the million dollar question – ‘where does America stand?’
It is a well-known fact of life that politicians usually forget their promises once they get elected and, with the incumbent President already familiar with the innumerable pitfalls it would not be wise to disturb the present setup.
A leader must, necessarily, have a vision and must be able to offer methods of translating that vision into reality – in order to win the trust and confidence of the voters, the Romney-Ryan team must do that.
Visions like – reduce unemployment figures to 5% in next 5-years or reinstate the Moon and Mars missions of NASA.
Such a positive attitude would pay rich dividends and would help woo the voters.
Incidentally, while the Republican convention was underway, Barack Obama was in Virginia addressing a university crowd and he did not appear to be too much worried or impressed about the Republican Party convention.
He maintained that the Romney-Ryan combination did not help the cause because they did not offer any clear direction.
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