Wednesday, August 15, 2012

We now know why Ryan accepted the VP invitation!! ****************** It’s because Wisconsin electoral law allows him to continue running for Congress, which he apparently is going to do. If a Wisconsin House rep. runs for VP or POTUS, s(he) can also run for Congress. So Mr. Paul has the safety of knowing he likely can keep his House seat, if the R-R national ticket loses. This is similar to LBJ’s manipulation of the Texas law, that allowed him to run for the Senate while running as VP in 1960. I just got the e-mail below from Ryan’s Dem. Congressional opponent, and only when I read this did I know that Ryan can run for both offices. Has the msm mentioned this at all? “gordon… Hi, I’m Rob Zerban. Along with President Obama and Vice President Biden, I have the unique privilege of being the other candidate who gets to defeat Paul Ryan this year. That’s because despite running for Vice President, Paul Ryan is still running for Congress in Wisconsin. And I’m his progressive opponent. I’ve been preparing for over a year now. I have a great team and raised over a million dollars in grassroots donations — more than all of Ryan’s opponents in the last 10 years combined. But to finish the job, I need your help. Paul Ryan supports ending Medicare. I support Medicare for All. Paul Ryan supports lowering taxes on the rich. I want the rich to finally pay their fair share. Paul Ryan thinks the way to create jobs is tax giveaways for Big Oil, Wall Street, and other big corporations. I’m a small businessman who fights for the little guy. Paul Ryan is pro-life. I am pro-choice. Tell me when to stop… The point is — Wisconsin voters finally have a competitive Democrat running against Paul Ryan. A bold progressive. And with Ryan now ignoring local voters, 2012 is the perfect moment to defeat him for good. It’s been exciting to work with Progressive Change Campaign Committee members over the past year — standing up for the 99% and fighting back for Medicare. In Congress, I look forward to being your partner as we fight for progressive change. Thanks for your support. Rob Zerban”

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