Icheoku wonders what Mitt Romney wanted to achieve politically and on his general appeal by picking a vice presidential candidate from the core of the far right wing of the Republican Party; aside of proving that he is an "acute conservative" who have no soul? Unlike the pretentious GW who once dubbed himself a "compassionate conservative" but never showed any compassion whatsoever, Mitt Romney has gone full throttle in mounting his flag of extremism by choosing yet another extremist as his running mate. The far right lunatics wouldn't have gone anywhere else but to vote for Mitt Romney, at least in protest of the "NIGGER" occupying "their" White House which they want back at all cost. So a more adept political tactician would have seen that voting bloc as already bagged and used the vice presidential pick to woo another voting bloc.
A Marc Rubio pick would have automatically enticed the Hispanic voting bloc or at least help burrow into it, to such extent that President Obama would no longer be their only best hope since one of their own is going to be a vice president? Florida as a state would also have become more competitive with its large Hispanic population turning out for one of their own. But Mitt Romney's disdain and dislike for all and every non-white American, took better part of his judgment and he would rather ride the tiger and end up in its belly than to have a non-Caucasian in his ticket. Here is a man whose Mormon cult never admitted any non white person in their congregation until very recently and within a very limited role. So Icheoku asks, which Latino or Latina would throw away his or her vote with such a Romney/Ryan ticket that would make their living in the United States hellish if not deportable? Icheoku queries where is Dick Cheney on this Ryan's choice now or would he also wait for long after the election in November to tell the world that Mitt Romney made a mistake in picking a Tea Party extremist as his running mate as he did with John McCain's Sarah Palin? Even Governor Christ Christie of New Jersey would have certainly been a smarter pick since the cantankerous governor is not as far right winged as this Paul Ryan and has no national guffaw or baggage that would follow him such as the medicare/medicaid elephant in the room which would certainly cost the ticket this 2012 election for crying out loud. What a gift that keeps on giving; as God has certainly blinded Mitt Romney from making a winnable choice of a vice president just like John McCain did in 2008 with Sarah Palin.
What Icheoku is saying is that Paul Ryan brings nothing new to the moribund Mitt Romney's campaign. Put more succinctly, Paul Ryan's addition would not attract any new voting bloc other than the already secured far right Tea Party lunatics which is yoked to death with the Republican Party. So where is the smarts in Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan? His first decision, bungled; needless to add his also bungled overseas foreign trip. A wiser Mitt Romney would have used his vice presidential pick to chip away at President Obama's existing political advantages; by for example picking a woman as his vice presidential running mate or even an Asian. That way he would have reassured women of America that he would not institutionalize a Taliban-styled government in America which would curtail their existing rights? That they would be part of his government. That they would be be heard and protected under a Mitt Romney's government and that their rights would be fully guaranteed. But hell no, the Mormon bishop, whose cult regard women as lower class citizens and who should rather be seen than heard was not ready even to entertain that thought. So Mitt Romney where is your joker?
Even a Portsman choice would have come with less baggage than the Ryan Medicare/Medicaid elephant in a China shop debacle. What about Governor Bob Jindal of Louisiana and his Asian bloc as well as other less controversial choices that abound in the Republican Party? But it is the Mitt, a Mormon bishop, and he could care less about other Americans whose skins are not pale enough; afterall his campaign in London, bandied their "Anglo heritage" as a fundamental reason why their candidate should become the next American president. Icheoku says Mitt Romney is inexplicably oblivious of the mosaic which America has long ago become and his decision to go all white in his ticket and in a country as diverse as America, in which minorities are fast becoming the majority was a real mistake. His problem was compounded more by the presence of a choice-ticket of President Barack Obama/Joe Biden which is more reflective of the hybrid/multi-brid America of today; but regrettably Mitt Romney thinks it is in 1950 America that he is running for president?
Icheoku makes bold to state that the days of whites-only in America, including in presidential tickets, is since over except where there is no choice as where both parties gang up to produce an all white tickets. Mitt Romney will realize this foolish mistake on November 4, 2012 when Americans would reject his ticket as simply too extreme for America and not reflective or representative of today's America polity. Once again, it has been shown that there is hand of God in President Barack Obama's presidency; otherwise why should Mitt Romney bungle it with his choice of Paul Ryan as his vice presidential pick; thus giving Obama a coast-clear second term. Luckily, the shell of the tortoise as well as the snail follows them anywhere they go, and so would the heavily anti-peoples credentials of Romney and Ryan follow them all the way to the presidential election and the majority would decide it. On his first decision picking a vice presidential candidate, Mitt Romney was not tactical nor wise enough!