“They are oligarchs and racists clad in the skins of dead elephants.” – That’s what writer George R.R, Martin calls Republican who disenfranchise voters:
Finally, the Republicans have a woman on their presidential ticket: Ayn Rand. A sociopath.
And a blogger wants to know about Paul Ryan: “How does a 42-year-old who's been in congress for 13 years and worked in government since graduation have a net worth of between 2 and 7 million bucks?”
Another blogger writes: "I haven't recovered from the shock that Romney picked someone who "never had a real job" as his running mate. Now, to find out Mr. Small Government's family fortune was made by doing business with Uncle Sam is just too much!"
David Letterman: "How many of you have the Paul Ryan fever? They say that Paul Ryan, what he will do is humanize Romney. They say Paul Ryan will humanize Romney. And I thought, 'Well hell, an amoeba could humanize Romney.' Who are we kidding here?"
SIREN -- "GOP pros fret over Paul Ryan," by Alexander Burns, Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Martin : "Away from the cameras, ... there is an unmistakable consensus among Republican operatives in Washington: Romney has taken a risk with Ryan that has only a modest chance of going right - and a huge chance of going horribly wrong. In more than three dozen interviews with Republican strategists and campaign operatives - old hands and rising next-generation conservatives alike - the most common reactions to Ryan ranged from gnawing apprehension to hair-on-fire anger ... [The more pessimistic strategists] are worried that Ryan's vocal views about overhauling Medicare will be a millstone for other GOP candidates in critical House and Senate races. ... [GOP strategists are] worried about inviting Medicare - usually death for Republicans - into the campaign. They're worried it sidetracks the jobs issue. They're worried he'll expose the fact that Romney doesn't have a budget plan. ...Mike Allen, Politico.