View Full Version : General Politics Pimpin' My Guy...#9 Most Influential Conservative

The Rick
01-15-2010, 10:45 AM
I know there's another thread about this already (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=221781), but I wanted to draw special attention to a guy I've been (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=6287765&postcount=43) pimping (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=205351&page=2) for a while now as the new face of the Republican Party.

Here's the write-up on Paul Ryan from The UK's Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/6990965/The-most-influential-US-conservatives-20-1.html), where he's listed as the #9 most influential conservative:
9. Paul Ryan (-)

Wisconsin congressman

Paul Ryan has it all – including time on his side. He entered Congress at the tender age of 28 and doesn’t turn 40 until this year. A budget hawk, he is now the senior Republican on the House Budget Committee and is holding the Obama administration’s feet to the fire just as he challenged the Bush administration to return to fiscal conservatism. Undoubtedly a future presidential prospect, he hails from a swing state and won re-election in 2008 even though his district went for Obama – an illustration of his powerful crossover appeal. A Catholic and strong social conservative, Ryan is happily married with three children and is a keen bow hunter and fisherman. His website Americanroadmap.org outlines his plans to rewrite the entire federal tax, healthcare and Social Security system.

Increasingly a national figure, he recently endorsed Marco Rubio in the Florida Senate primary, saying that “Marco’s record of conservative leadership offers convincing evidence that he will hold Washington accountable, prevent government from wasting our tax dollars and lead a new generation of Republicans”. Showed he is not afraid to go against his party’s hierarchy. A former Senate aide, he wrote speeches for Jack Kemp, Republican vice-presidential candidate in 1996. He is the fifth generation of his family to live in Janesville, Wisconsin. Used to hold constituency hours in an old truck that he would drive to remote towns and villages. Has a populist touch, recently penning an essay for Forbes entitled Down With Big Business, railing against lobbyists, “crony capitalism” and the “record profits” of rescued banks.
I'm really hoping he decides to run in 2012...

The Rick
01-15-2010, 10:48 AM
If you want to learn more about what Paul Ryan is all about, check out his "roadmap" for America's future:


01-15-2010, 10:51 AM
I like that he is a bow hunter.

Mr. Kotter
01-15-2010, 01:06 PM
I like that he is a bow hunter.

Yep. That's really important in a President.


01-15-2010, 01:08 PM
I didnt say that did I? I said I like that he is a bow hunter.

01-15-2010, 02:07 PM
Paul Ryan is an outstanding conservative. It wouldn't bother me at all if a guy like him were to step up and take the baton from Dick Cheney's steady, conservative hand.


01-15-2010, 02:30 PM
A presidential run would ruin him if he didn't win.