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Ryan a Strong VP Choice Say Pa. Republicans

Red Keystone Snap Poll shows strong support for Ryan among Pennsylvania Republicans.

A snap Red Keystone survey of GOP activists in Pennsylvania by Patch shows strong support for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s

Ryan as vice presidential nominee will help galvanize Republican voters in the Keystone State, according to more than two thirds of respondents.

More than half also say Ryan will help the GOP ticket win undecided voters.

Respondents aren’t concerned that Democrats can win by running against Ryan's existing budget plans and particularly his proposal for Medicare.

Several respondents noted that Ryan will help the GOP win young voters.  But one Republican commented, “I don't believe that a VP pick ultimately changes elections. Perhaps the last time it did was in 1960.”

Here are other comments on Ryan from Pennsylvania Republicans who replied to an automated survey sent by Patch on Saturday:

  • He is a man with a substantive fiscal plan, the best hope for a truly honest discussion of our fiscal problems. Unlike almost all other politicians, he calls a spade a spade.
  • His 14 years in Congress gives insight, strength and balance to Romney's experience as a governor.
  • It takes the focus of the race to the economy, which will help Romney.
  • It sends a clear message that a President Romney will be serious about tackling the deficit.
  • This may galvanize the ‘Audit the Fed’ crowd, but unless they come forward with real fiscal arguments that reasonable voters can accept, and convince people the deficit must be solved, they will not be able to get much traction in Pennsylvania.
  • Rep. Ryan brings a clear vision to a campaign that, so far, had been severely lacking in detail.
  • Returns discussion to fiscal policy, not tax returns.
  • He is a fiscal conservative. He has the fullest understanding of any possible candidate of the breadth and scope of the fiscal disaster and the resulting crash in our economy and the crushing of our individual liberty and freedom.

Our surveys are not a scientific random sample of any larger population but rather an effort to listen to a swath of influential local political activists, party leaders and elected officials in Pennsylvania.

All of these individuals have agreed to participate in the surveys, although not all responded to Saturday's questions about U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan.

Patch will be conducting Red Keystone and Blue Keystone surveys throughout 2012 in hopes of determining the true sentiment of conservatives and liberals on the ground in Pennsylvania.

If you are an activist, party leader or elected official and would like to take part in occasional surveys that last just a few minutes, please email susan.koomar@patch.com

Crestor Januvia August 22, 2012 at 05:54 PM
You just don't want to accept that the country is collapsing. A country can support, maybe, 10% of it's citizens being non-productive. We probably are at about 30% now. And when the non-productive reproduce at a higher rate than the productive, you gradually get a higher and higher percentage of non-productive people. Right now, we are making it far too easy to be non-productive. It is a lifestyle that is passed on from generation to generation. If you can't see this is an unsupportable model, then you are just naive to a fault. What's your solution... more tax dollars, right? More spending? Show me any evidence the money that has been spent so far has provided even an INCREMENTAL improvement in the dismal statistics of the poor. If it is working, the poor should be FAR better off then they were in the 60's.... they are WORSE off. The only model that works is one where you HAVE TO TAKE personal responsibility for yourself and your family. Once government steps in and takes, or tries to take, that responsibility, you get just what we have.... massive numbers of irresponsible people, living off the government. You just don't have the ability to look at things with an analytical mind. To you, it's always about taking more of somebodies money who produces, and GIVING it to somebody who does not, to MAKE THINGS FAIR, and improve their lives. You've actually accomplished the exact opposite over the last 40 years. Congrats.
Morgan King August 22, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Crestor, I already gave you my solution, and I think we can probably do it with the same taxation rate, but at the expense of other government services. We could, for example, only spend 9 times as much on Defense as for Education, instead of 10 times as much? Increase tariffs on goods sold in the US but manufactured elsewhere - maybe a 5% increase annually for the next 10 years? Creating jobs and educating the populace to perform those jobs well is how you end poverty. You can have all the 'personal responsibility' in the world but if there's no job for you, you are still going to be unemployed - it doesn't take an analytical genius to see that. If anything, the illegal drug trade that is so prevalent in poor communities is the result of applying personal responsibility in an employment vacuum. Also, its not 'giving' or 'taking' money at all - it's all our money already, and it runs through the economy like blood in your circular system. We don't have a problem until it all clots somewhere or is thinned out as it is pumped into other systems - as long it's flowing freely within the body, the economy will be healthy. The government guarantees your money, your employer gives it to you, and you redistribute it into the economy - each dollar you spend into the system is no more or less valuable to the economy than each dollar spent into the system by the poorest person, regardless of its origin.
George August 22, 2012 at 11:54 PM
I agree with you, Morgan. The money should flow like blood in order to maintain a healthy economy. It sure doesn't do any good sitting around. We can't eat it. We must make education and support (as in freely available health care and good food) for children a priority if we are going to break the cycle of poverty. If we can rearrange social services to focus on children of lower means and integrate their mothers better into the social fabric of society so these kids grow up healthy, wanted and cared for, we would be in a much better place within a generation or two. It is not right that for many in our society, it is easier to go to prison than to attend college. The last figure I saw was that just over 50% of people pay nothing in Federal income taxes, especially after deductions are figured in for housing and children. It is ridiculous that anyone in that 50% would complain about high taxation rates of income. They are already paying nothing in Federal income taxes.
heyho August 23, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Hawaii is not a foreign country. His mother was a white woman from Kansas. Deal with it.
frank August 29, 2012 at 08:02 PM
tv radio . and people that are dum brain wash others in to believing that mitt romney is what we need butt don't be foolt buy this man this man paid no taxes for ten years and he will continue to paid no taxes and he will buy cars boats land with are money we all paid taxes butt. he don't if you think that obama did a bad job. just wait into mitt romney becom president you don't know hell yet

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