View Full Version : Ryan Most Extreme VP Candidate in Over A Century!

Gayle in MD
08-13-2012, 06:26 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 14pt'>Paul Ryan Is The Most Extreme VP Candidate In More Than A Century</span>

Over at the New York Times, statistics guru Nate Silver has written an excellent analysis of the meaning of Mitt Romney choosing Paul Ryan as his VP candidate.

Basically, Silver concludes that Ryan was a risky choice and that Romney would not have made such a risky pick unless he thought he was down in the race and therefore had little to lose.

(Silver agrees with this assessment, giving Romney only a 30% chance of winning. He also compliments Romney on recognizing the reality of his situation, as opposed to believing his own stump speeches the way other politicians do.)

Why is Ryan such a risky pick?

Because "Politics 101," Silver says, dictates that VP candidates that are closest to the center, ideologically speaking, give the Presidential candidate the best chance of winning.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>And Ryan is the most extreme VP candidate since at least 1900, Silver says—on either side of the aisle.</span>

Silver includes the following chart using the statistical system "DW-Nominate." This system concludes that Paul Ryan is about as conservative as Michele Bachmann, and farther from the center than any other VP candidate in the past century.


See Chart here:

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/paul-ryan...8#ixzz23Qa3xNZW (http://www.businessinsider.com/paul-ryan-is-the-most-extreme-vp-candidate-in-more-than-a-century-2012-8#ixzz23Qa3xNZW)


Thanks for the gift Mitt.

Gayle in MD
08-14-2012, 12:14 AM
Extremist VP's are not game changers for unlikable presidential candidate, which Mitsey has proven himself to be.

For more on Ryan's own unlikables....and how he takes the blood from the poor and the working class, to give more to the rich...

See this:

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Paul Ryan's 'Path To Prosperity' Hurts Americans In These 10 Ways </span>