I find it nearly impossible to believe that VP candidate Paul Ryan said that Mitt Romney was " Obviously Inarticulate" when questioned about Romney's "47%" statement.
And that in response to the question-well here it is as reported by Politico;
Via the AP, Mitt Romney's running mate weighed in a bit deeper than he did in interviews earlier today on how the GOP nominee fared in his comments at a secretly-taped fundraiser last May, in an exchange with KRNV-TV in Nevada:
Asked what he thought of Romney's remarks, Ryan told the Nevada station: "He was obviously inarticulate in making this point." Ryan went on to say the point the Republicans are making is that, under the Obama economy, government dependency is up and economic stagnation is up.If this is correct, it is the first case of a VP candidate throwing the presidential candidate under the bus whilst the campaign was still going on!
Asked if he thought Romney regrets the remarks, Ryan says he thinks Romney would have said it differently, adding, "that's for sure."
For all the purported faults the left/media found in Sarah Palin during and after the 2008 campaign, one thing they could never say was that she was in the slightest bit disloyal to John McCain. Certainly the McCain team were massively disloyal to her, but she defended McCain, and campaigned for him in 2010, and of course he has been loyal to her.
Presuming Ryan holds his House seat,and it is noteworthy that he has started campaigning for it instead of concentrating totally on the presidential campaign, one can only conjecture what his statement today means in respect of his presidential ambitions-should he have any.
How could the rank and file nominate a man in 2016 who threw his running mate under the bus in 2012? One can only guess at what treatment Ryan will get post-election from the Romney advisers when their books come out-if what happened to Palin is a guide, as he gets thrown under the bus by them.
It may turn out to be the worst mistake of Ryan's career accepting the VP nomination, but a good thing for Palin as one by one her potential competitors fall by the wayside.
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