Indeed, Ryan is circumscribed by being a member of a leadership team that keeps stumbling over its own feet, as in the case of the recent kicking the budget conclusion down the road.
If everyone likes Paul Ryan so much, which by the way he's talking about American Exceptionalism if you didn't catch that, you should be backing Newt. He's the only candidate running in the GOP that understands and lives by the principles of American Exceptionalism. Even his wife has clips talking about it, and she has no political obligation to do so. I understand if you don't like him because of his past personal life, and I won't argue that it was ok, but if you like this video and what Paul Ryan is saying, you should be supporting Newt immediately. All I can ask is that you at least check out his website and see what he is all about the same way you may have done for Mitt, or Rick, or Ron Paul. www.newt.org ...Thanks... GOP2012
I have not listened to all the CPAC speeches. I have listened to 2 of them. Ryan's and Rubio's. We should share those with all of our friends. People need to wake up to whom this President is. Obama is weak, Obama is dangerous. The pundits and the media is constantly speaking of how weak our GOP presidential field is, however, they should instead be speaking of how weak, dangerous and destructive the current President is.
A little measured emotion here please. Ryan is good. But he DID vote for TARP and refused to "Hold the Line" with Demint during the budget ceiling debate.
I like him - but he's still missing a pure conservative center.
Further, he was not even invited to the 2012 CPAC conference! Even after winning their Straw Poll last year. He is the only one that could actually accomplish what Ryan is talking about here.
The conservative movement is becoming a joke (I am deeply saddened to say that) go ahead and vote for Romney and let the powers that be nullify your power to really change things by keeping the status quo of the two headed snake in power.
Since Paul Ryan is not running - a vote for conservatism, freedom, and reform is a vote for Ron Paul!
Where are the whistles, cheers and loud applause that Ryan's speech deserves?
Here's the line-up of GOP Candidates today:
Santorum at 10:55
Romney at 12:55
Newt at 4:10
Either they did not invite Ron Paul to speak or Rand Paul yesterday spoke (and did a good job) on his father's behalf. Still, despite Ron Paul's radical libertarian ideas about legalizing drugs and sex-trafficking, and his non-interventionalist foreign policy, his monetary and economic policies should be taken seriously.
Hobbling or ending the FED and stopping foreign and domestic intentional manipulation and destabilization of our currency and economy (hint: S o r o s) is crucial.
It would be great to end Insider Trading and Crony capitalism.
It would be great to end foreign aid until we get our country in the black again.
BTW - If they cheer Romney loudly, whatever the Great Pretender manages to stutter out that sounds vaguely like conservative ideas, I will be ashamed of the CPAC attendees. Of course, if only loud-mouth Coulter, his family and paid supporters cheer, that will be raise a good bit of noise.
Amazing speech! Sounded to me like he's stumpin for Herman Cain. Ok well maybe Newt. Regardless, I wish he were on the ballot or at least Speaker of the House. Thx for posting. I want to listen again. Makes me feel like we just might have a chance yet!!
I was completely unimpressed. However, that's probably just because it was useless choir preaching. Everything he's said, I've heard, time and again, from him and from a whole bunch of other people. That's probably why he couldn't get more than a golf clap, throughout the whole speech. Rush's speech, while also things we already should've known, was just delivered with a lot more fire and podium banging. Mark Levin described Obama as a rabble rouser (accurately). Rush did the rousing thing very effectively, too, because, I think, we could see how much he believed in what he said, and how much he believed we needed to think that way, too. Ryan? He probably believes in his words, too, as do I, for the most part, but his delivery was completely bloodless, and the audience was absolutely feckless. Sometimes, one of the best parts about seeing a good movie is crowd response, such as yelling, gasping or cheering and clapping. The audience was just plain dead. Probably worn out after hearing that crappy Cuban music. If this is how the rest of CPAC is going to be, I'm glad I didn't spend the time and money going out there.
I'm going to have to agree with you. I love Paul Ryan but I think he isn't the dynamic speaker that we need. He is amazing in his position as our policy wonk in the House but that's where he should likely stay until he learns how to wow a crowd.
I am also in agreement with you that just because you didn't like ONE speach of ONE of the top Republicans, that doesn't make you an Obama supporter as KM suggested. We can criticize our own guys or just understand their limitations. If you are unable to do that then you are pretty much just a drone.
Some folks simply don't have enough cerebral matter to fully, or in this case, to partly comprehend.
I'm sure Obama's lies of "hope" and "change" are working well for you!
GOP leadership's favorite whipping boy... they have him draw up a great plan and send him out there on his own... then they pretend to support him whenever they are on TV but behind the scenes they have no intention of cutting costs or government.