Grand Junction residents respond to Ryan being chosen for VP

By: KKCO 11 News Email
By: KKCO 11 News Email

Residents from around the Valley respond to presidential candidate Mitt Romney's choice for his running mate. Governor Romney announced Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan would be his vice presidential nominee. There were some mixed opinions from residents, but no question it will be an interesting election in November.


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  • by Dillard Jenkins Location: Grand Junction, CO on Aug 13, 2012 at 10:55 AM
    "The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand," Ryan said at a D.C. gathering four years ago honoring the author of "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountainhead." Ayn Rand was an Atheist who died without a dime while drawing Social Security. Some of her thoughts about faith and religion are testimony to her devotion to atheism. "Faith is the worst curse of mankind, as the exact antithesis and enemy of thought." "...if devotion to truth is the hallmark of morality, then there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking.... the alleged short-cut to knowledge, which is faith, is only a short-circuit destroying the mind. [Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged]" Ayn Rands first TV interview with Mike Wallace in 1959. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMTDaVpBPR0
  • by Anonymous on Aug 13, 2012 at 09:59 AM
    Get some of that wild congress popularity going...
  • by Jack Location: Grand Junction on Aug 13, 2012 at 07:21 AM
    Seriously? The party has had all this time to come up witha decent, viable running mate and this guy is all they got? Have you seen his medicare ideas? Prepare for 4 more years, friends...
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      by Your Choice on Aug 13, 2012 at 06:06 PM in reply to Jack
      So who do you think Romney should have picked? Seriously who would you think was a good choice? If you are an angry conservative you surely have an opinion. Or you are bitter socialist who is afraid of Ryan.
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      by Wayne on Aug 14, 2012 at 03:33 PM in reply to Jack
      I'm very disappointed in Romney and his pick. Republicans have had four to craft a new direction for this country, one that differs from what democrats think it should be and one that differs from the neo-conservatism of the George W. Bush administration, which apart from his work on the AIDS epidemic, was a colossal failure. Neither Romney nor his fellow Republicans have made any real attempt to disavow the dysfunctional policies of the Bush administration. It failed so bad the democrats walked into the White House. I can't figure out what Romney's platform is, other than "We don't like Obama," which is a stupid for a political platform because it doesn't offer anything new. Picking Ryan panders to the neo-conservative base, the political equivalent of preaching to the choir, but it does not offer anything new. We want new, and the because the Republicans can't come up with anything, a good chance at the White House gets squandered. I saw exactly two Romney signs today while running errands around town, and that was over 20 miles round trip.
  • by Old Timer on Aug 13, 2012 at 06:47 AM
    As a Grand Junction Conservative, I have to say that I applaud Romneys choice of Ryan. I think that Ryan will do a great job and that he has the ability to help balance the budget after so long of having "no budget". Either Rubio or Ryan would have been great, both have strengths and weaknesses, and Romnedy chose Ryan. Great choice.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 12, 2012 at 07:35 PM
    Another losing ticket !
  • by Fred on Aug 12, 2012 at 05:23 PM
    Ho hum.
  • by anon Location: denver on Aug 12, 2012 at 02:29 PM
    crickets.....I thought Mitten's VP pick would have the GJ Repubs jumping for joy. Economist project how cuts in social security benefits would affect rural CO: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/23083-1
  • by Liberty Location: Grand Junction on Aug 12, 2012 at 11:34 AM
    Some interesting, in-depth comments and individual analysis brought forth. Journalistic effort at it's finest.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 12, 2012 at 12:08 PM in reply to Liberty
      It's a honeypot for comments
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