the die has been cast with Ryan as VP, Romney signals importance of the economy
Eric LaMont Gregory
Romney picks Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate, the river has been crossed and there is no turning back.
The economy has become the most important issue in the 2012 presidential election campaign, and how better for Romney to signal that fact than with the choice of Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate. The emphasis will be on the economy, the big picture, and not so much on any particular budget, or lack thereof. There is a difference and it is obvious Romney believes that Ryan can communicate effectively with the voting public about the direction the economy will take in a Romney administration and how the changes his administration will enact should lift the US economy out of its lingering doldrums.
There will be much speculation about the other vice presidential hopefuls who were not chosen, and coming just before a very important visit to Ohio, attention will naturally focus on Rob Portman. Simply stated, the strained relations within the Ohio GOP are not a very well kept secret and Romney found himself embroiled in them in the early days of his primary campaign: see - http://www.theoxfordscientist.com/bring-us-together.html . Whether the Ohio Romney campaign managers can rise above their petty differences and form a meaningful and workable alliance with the Ohio GOP, Tea-Parties, and the very powerful church value based campaigns to mount a credible effort is simply not known. And, is the single most important factor which impinged upon the Portman candidacy and negatively.
On the positive side, the long association between Governor Kasich and Paul Ryan will resound favourably across Ohio, as will Ryan's Miami University pedigree.
The issue of his parent's naturalisation made the contender from Florida less than ideal, and the crusty nature of the Governor of New Jersey stood in the way of his ability to embrace the nation as a whole. The former National Security Advisor now Provost of Stanford University may well become Secretary of State again should Romney triumph, and the other contenders may well see cabinet posts, such as, interior, labor, health and even defense in their futures. Perhaps, the most sought after conservative voters are from those whose core values resemble most closely those upon which this nation was founded, and time will tell if the youthful Ryan will be embraced by them.
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The significance of the colours red, white, and blue in American history
On the 4th of July 1776, the Continental Congress passed a resolution authorizing a committee to devise a seal for the United States of America. Their mission was to develop a seal that would reflect and preserve symbolically, the Founding Fathers' beliefs, values, as well as the sovereignty of our then new Nation. Secretary of the Continental Congress, Charles Thompson, reported back to Congress on the 20th of June 1782, 'Red signifies hardiness and valour; White purity and innocence; and Blue, stands for vigilance, perseverance and justice.' In keeping with tradition in the design of heraldic devices, such as the Great Seal of the United States of America, each element and color has a specific meaning.