- Posted August 12, 2012 by
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Romney's VP pick
Mitt Romney VP Selection of Paul Ryan a Soft Gamble
It seems that the republicans for two consecutive elections are having a hard time finding a creditable running mate. In the last elections if you remember, Bob Dole threw away the elections by selecting a seemingly floozy Sarah Palin. It was one big joke as she masqueraded like a cheerleader. It is obvious Dole was looking for a skirt.
Now Mitt Romney now comes behind this by selecting a political kid. I do not know perhaps he is mature and bright, but then again maybe he is still searching for skirts. I must say with age comes wisdom; without age comes honey and I know this from experience. I think President Obama is at a rip age of 52 and Romney at 65 and Biden at 69 OK.
But in this world we are living in, is an intellectual 42 year old ready to run the country? Do we want to give to power of nukes and the battle against terror to such a young man? I do not know what it is to be 65 or 69, but often I look up to such men as men of wisdom. But I know what it is to be 52 and 42 and trust me on this, my prospective on life has changed drastically from about 40 years old until today.
I do not think I am a the perfect example as I was a late blossomed man due to several challenges. But people are going to vote their conscious on election day and it will be easier for team Obama to cast doubt into the minds of the voters concerning Ryan's age and out of touch views. I mean let us be real has Paul Ryan even had enough time to tabulate enough strong positions to weigh in on the issues like a real champion?
Then the Republicans can argue well the youngest man to become president of the United States was Theodore Roosevelt who at inauguration was 42 years of age. And remember that you can become president at age 35. As John F. Kennedy was elected as the youngest elected president at 43 years of age. Both of these men made history as they were presidents at crucial times in history. Roosevelt led the country during WW2 and Kennedy got a lot of the responsibility for ending a lot of racial discrimination, though President Lyndon B. Johnson actually signed the civil rights bill.
I say this was a soft gamble for Romney, as a real risk would have been to select Marco Rubio of Florida to gain the Hispanic vote. But Romney is obviously too white for that. He selected who and what he wanted another white man, because he is all about white power. It will be Obama and Biden by a landslide. Now my question has to be why. Why are the republicans setting Obama up for a first and second term? What is to come will not be by fate but by design.
Rev. Frank Paul Jones