It’s a well known fact by now that Mitt Romney has picked Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate in his bid to be President of the United States. I’m sure most of you know me well enough by to know this news didn’t do much for me. I think the choice of Ryan, just like with Romney, is basically boring.
The Jezebel blog put up an interesting post late last week entitled “9 Depressingly Kooky Facts About Paul Ryan.” In case you want to get depressed or feel Kooky, you can read it right here.
I’m not feeling depressed or kooky about Ryan. His stand on global warming doesn’t surprise me and his wanting to handle Medicare with coupons is typical Ryan, but his ideas about writer Ayn Rand are a bit surprising.
Rand had her own view on the world, that’s for sure, but she’s better known for her novels “Atlas Shrugged” and “Fountainhead.” I’ve read both books and enjoyed them—but they are works of fiction. How Ryan thinks they can apply to real life is strange to me.
Something else I want to say about Rand is that she was an atheist. I don’t have a problem with that, but Ryan had better figure out a way to deal with this fact when he’s out on the campaign trail. This isn’t going to play well in the heartland.
In wrapping this up, my take on Ryan? He’s not progressive, he’s backward. And for the record, I don’t think he looks like Eddie Munster.
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