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Romney's VP pick
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- hhanks, CNN iReport producer
As a non-American, I’m very excited about what’s happening in the ongoing campaigns of Romney and Obama to win the coming US presidential election. I know that the result of such would-be election would have a great impact to the whole world. I’m really observing hard on what’s going on in both Romney and Obama camps. It’s like watching the 2012 London Olympics on television. I’m an ‘excited spectator” on what’s happening in both Romney and Obama campaigns.
I was a little bit shocked that Romney picked Paul Ryan as his running mate. I thought Romney is going to choose the moderate Tim Pawlenty, but he surprised many people when he announced to the whole world that Ryan is his VP-pick. Ryan is quite young and a very enthusiastic Fiscal Conservative. Romney and Ryan have many similar ideas on gay rights, gender equality, budget-cuts, pro-choice advocacy, and US-Israel relations. Besides, Romney and Ryan look good together on television.
Paul Ryan will surely attract young voters to the Romney campaign and enhance Romney’s image as an expert on economic matters. But I think Obama now has a greater chance of getting re-elected to the White House after Romney picked Ryan to be his running mate. Ryan has an image of being a “radical” when it comes to proposing budget cuts for the government. He proposed big cuts on government’s programs that will help poor people. He has endorsed huge tax cuts for wealthiest people in America. Ryan also has voiced out a plan that may curtail Medicare. Hence, such proposals may turn-off many “Independents” from voting Romney in the coming US presidential election. Such proposal will really turn away “Independents” from supporting the Romney campaign.
Both Romney and Ryan have very liberal views on gay rights and pro-choice advocacy. Hence, Social Conservatives are not that happy with such a tandem. That means Romney and Ryan would really have a hard time convincing Social Conservatives to support their campaign. Both Romney and Ryan don’t have clear stances on the issue of immigration in the US. Yes, the Obama administration may have not done enough to improve the U.S. immigration system, but at least Obama has some clear ideas on how to reform immigration in America.
Romney and Ryan would have a hard time getting support and votes from Social Conservatives, Hispanic Americans, and Independents. Hence, Pres. Obama now has a greater chance of getting re-elected to the White House. But that doesn’t mean Obama would have a sure victory and Romney would be easily defeated in the coming US presidential election. Romney may still win if he can deliver a clear message to American voters that his economic plans would really work wonders in solving the current economic problems of the United States. Team Obama must convince American voters that the Obama administration has really worked hard in the last 4 years in trying to solve America’s economic problems. Obama must point out the facts on how his administration made strides in making the US economy become better through the years. Team Obama must deliver a clear message to American voters that the Obama administration had successes in healing the US economy, and that Obama will work harder to ensure that the US economy will recover fast and become very healthy once again if he gets re-elected to the White House.