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Fox News commentator, host of The Monica Crowley Show, and the author of What The (Bleep) Just Happened?
Schrodinger's Cat: It was a sad turn of affairs when four years ago this nation elected a man based on style and hipness over substance.
It will be sadder still if Ryan's main appeal is his youth, style and coolness versus the substance of his ideas.
Are we as a nation no longer able to look beyond the superficial?
My point was about a forward-looking and appealing candidate. That's Ryan.
Monica Crowley:He found that an astonishing 40 percent of the youth vote -- those 18 to 19
years old -- now support Romney/Ryan.
I think that was 18-29. The Liberals I know at work are in their 30's and 40's and haven't given up on Mr Obama. But, they have a job.
Yup that was a typo. My apologies. Good catch!
Pseudodionysius: When Paul Ryan turned to publicly thank Scott Walker and wasn't ashamed to do it, I thought I was watching the final battle scene of the Return of the King. I'd rather go down to defeat with friends by my side than enemies burning my crops and stealing my land.
This isn't a time to bunt; its time to swing for the fences. Bases are loaded. Bring it home.
Most excellent, Moody Man!
Preach it, Monica!
Great point. Thanks!
Ryan is a Happy Warrior, indeed!
Right vs. Left, Free Enterprise vs. Socialism, America vs. Western Europe
AMEN to that!
Thanks. For a moment, after I heard the name "Crowley" announced, I thought it was moi. Just kiddin'. They'd never choose a conservative.
That's why it struck me as incredibly telling that both men also had fathers who left them at an early age. Obama's father checked out and left the family when Barack was just a toddler.
Ryan's father passed away when he was a teenager.
After losing their fathers, these men chose very different paths.
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Based on the results, I'm going to guess Congerssman Paul Ryan's father provided him enough direction in 16 years to last him a lifetime.
Indeed. But so did Obama's father.
The King Prawn
The fall contest will be more Obama v. Ryan than Obama v. Romney.
This raises the question, are we doing it wrong? Why is our headliner being overshadowed by his understudy?
Edited 4 hours ago
Not overshadowed. Enhanced.
So interesting. Yes!
Hi guys! Great to read all of your comments---thank you! I'm thrilled that you found the piece so insightful. I think the fact that these two men chose radically different paths after they faced a similar childhood trauma is fascinating and telling. And it's quite the backdrop for the 2012 battle royale.
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