PAIRING ROMNEY WITH RYAN

Two peas in a pod.

Mitt Romney seems to be heading for the winning ticket in the Republican Party nomination race, and he is compiling a list of potential running mates, which is not unusual for a frontrunner.

Among the favorites of GOPers choices are Rep. Paul Ryan, Gov. Nikki Haley, Sen. Rubio and a few others like Govs. Chris Christie and Pawlenty.

One can even name a lot more, like Eric Cantor and Darrell Issa, who are very popular personalities, and will have the party's strong arm of the "tea party" and grass roots supporting the selection of any of them. Add Gov. Susana Martinez to the group, and one has a whole bunch of aspiring VPs to pick and choose from.

So far, all the possible running mates for Romney are robust individuals that are also held in high esteem by the party, and if it isn't for his personal lack of touch with ordinary people, any of them will be a fitting candidate to be in the 2012 presidential race with him.

They will supplement for whatever Romney lacks, as they all have a tinge of white or blue collar backgrounds, as compared to Romney, who is only a full-fledged and raw elitist. At least, that is how a whole lot of voters perceive him to be.

Yet, in many minds, he has not got very far to go to make that choice, if and when he wins the nomination. His delegates count is leading to that scenario, but he still has to go over Santorum, who seems to be sticking it out with Romney to the very end.

As for Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, they are beginning to crumble, if not personally, their campaigns are; and so they can be set aside for the time being.

Paul Ryan happens to be the closest of all the other names, in that he shares his policies and budget plans with Romney, and also the nixing of President Barack Obama's health care law, which has become Romney's target to repeal it "the first day in office," even though it is similar or identical to his Massachusetts health care plan as governor.

During the heated fiscal debates last year, a Ryan economic plan happened to run concurrently with the crisis. A nice suited young man has appeared in a TV commercial, pushing an elderly lady in a wheelchair over a cliff. Many had thought that Ryan was that person, to portray the drastic cuts of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security in his budget.

He is still at it again with his newest budget plan, which Romney has praised it as being "marvelous", to the detriment of Obama.

So, why must Romney go any farther looking for a mate, when he has Ryan? The pair looks like a gift from up above for the Republican Party, and it (party) will be better off to accept a ticket like that without any restraint.

Nobody is saying that they are a winning team or they will win, but Romney sticking to lambasting Obama on the economy and Ryan having a budget plan that suits conservatives' taste buds of small government and less government spending, with a ticket of that kind, winning will be far fetched, but it will be closer to it than nothing.

Pairing Romney with anyone else on his list? Who cares?

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