1. Post #1
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    January 2009
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    http://news.sky.com/story/971260/mit...n-as-vp-choice

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate to help him try to win the White House race.

    Mr Romney's campaign announced the vice-presidential (VP) selection to supporters via an iPhone app message early Saturday.

    He is expected to speak about the selection during a photo opportunity at the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia later today.

    The vessel is a decommissioned World War II-era battleship that also saw service during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

    Mr Romney's VP announcement comes at the start of a four-state bus tour, and as he tries to repair an image damaged by negative Democrat advertising in a race that has seen him lose ground to President Barack Obama ahead of November's election.

    He has also suffered a series of gaffes in recent weeks, including raising questions about London's Olympics preparations, and wrongly referring to the scene of a recent deadly gun attack at a Sikh place of worship as a 'sheik' temple.

    Mr Ryan, whose plan to slash federal spending and lower taxes has won over many Republicans, is from the state of Wisconsin, which shares the name of the battleship.

    The timing of his VP choice means Mr Romney will have his running mate by his side during a bus tour through Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Ohio, four states that Mr Obama won in 2008 but are being closely contested this time around.

    Mr Ryan, 42, is viewed by some in the Republican Party as a bridge between the party establishment and conservative activists that have never warmed to Mr Romney.

    As the chairman of the House Budget Committee, Mr Ryan could help Mr Romney, 65, make the argument that only the Republican ticket knows how to turn around a nation in the midst of a sluggish economic recovery.

    The Wisconsin congressman is behind a House of Representatives-backed budget plan that seeks to curb overall entitlement spending and changes government health insurance for the elderly and poor into a voucher-like system to save costs.

    Democrats this week criticised Mr Romney for embracing the proposal that critics say is painful to the poor and elderly.

    Unveiling the VP pick at the USS Wisconsin is set to carry heavy military symbolism at a time when the Pentagon is facing drastic budget cuts.
    Lol tax-cuts everywhere
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    Title is even more bias than fox news.
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    Yeah change the title, as much as i dislike Romney i didn't even know what you were talking about.
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    January 2010
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    Title isn't really biased, it's just stating the obvious.
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  5. Post #5

    March 2012
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    Mitt Romney is very desperate and falling over his own words constantly. He won't make a very good president. Barrack is better for a 2nd time around as the president of the USA.
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    January 2012
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    Mitt Romney is very desperate and falling over his own words constantly. He won't make a very good president. Barrack is better for a 2nd time around as the president of the USA.
    If I were a Republican I'd vote for Obama so I get a do-over, he hasn't fucked up too badly after all, maybe they'll get someone more sensible next election
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    October 2007
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    Is Ryan really 'hated'? He just seems like a generic Republican to me
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    December 2009
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    Title isn't really biased, it's just stating the obvious.
    That just isn't fair. When we do it, it's fine?
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    June 2010
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    Title isn't really biased, it's just stating the obvious.
    I'm sure that's how Fox News would describe their articles
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    March 2009
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    Ugh, I am not saying Romney is the greatest president, but I don't want Obama in office again.
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    I'm sure that's how Fox News would describe their articles
    Difference is I did it for a laugh and they do it to control the minds of millions of Americans to agree with their views.
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    OK, I get you think that Romney is a retard or whatever, but Paul Ryan is literally just Generic Republican #471
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    January 2009
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    I guess you never looked at his economic budget plan or his Medicad Coupon system.
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    March 2011
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    We still got Gary Johnson from a third party after he left the Republican party. (Can't blame him.)
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    Difference is I did it for a laugh and they do it to control the minds of millions of Americans to agree with their views.
    It's kind of sad, but I'd say there are probably quite a few people here who basically use this section for their world news information
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    I just watched the video of the announcement, Romney apparently fucked up and introduced Ryan as 'the next President of the United States'

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQGNDczkjV0#t=2m9s
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    Ugh, I am not saying Romney is the greatest president, but I don't want Obama in office again.
    Except he has done nothing wrong and has upholded tons of the things he promised.
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    I just watched the video of the announcement, Romney apparently fucked up and introduced Ryan as 'the next President of the United States'

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQGNDczkjV0#t=2m9s
    Maybe Romney is secretly a robot made by Paul to help his election?
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    September 2011
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    I just watched the video of the announcement, Romney apparently fucked up and introduced Ryan as 'the next President of the United States'

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQGNDczkjV0#t=2m9s
    He probably knows that certain people would like to see him eradicated completely.
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