Does Scott Walker Think Paul Ryan Is Overshadowing Mitt Romney?

Paul Ryan has the fire and plan and overshadows presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

On Charlie Sykes blog, he posted an excerpt from an interview with Governor Scott Walker:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told radio host Charlie Sykes on Friday that he is bewildered by the way things have gone since Ryan was picked.

I thought [picking Ryan] was a signal that this guy [Romney] was getting serious, he’s getting bold; it’s not necessarily even a frustration over the way Paul Ryan’s been used but rather in the larger context. I just haven’t seen that kind of passion I know Paul has transferred over to our nominee, and I think it’s a little bit of pushback from the folks in the national campaign. But I think for him to win, he’s gotta [do] that.

Walker added, They not only need to use [Ryan] out on the trail more effectively, they need to have more of him rub off on Mitt because I think Mitt thinks that way but he’s gotta be able to articulate that. … I think too many people are restraining him from telling [his vision].

I was actually a bit surprised that Walker spoke of this publicly. Although it has been quite obvious that Romney does not have the passion of Ryan, or a discernible plan for the economy, isn't Walker doing harm to the Romney campaign by pointing out those flaws in the Republican presidential candidate?

It is common wisdom that voters do not elect the candidate for vice president, they elect the candidate for president.

But when the presidential candidate continues to waffle, and is running away from his own past record, and then is overshadowed by the vice presidential candidate, as the one on the ticket who has the visions — I think that voters will be reluctant to vote for such a perceived weak presidential candidate.

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James R Hoffa September 25, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Nice analysis mau! BTW - Did you know that Jesse Ventura is running in 2016?
mau September 25, 2012 at 08:28 PM
I read that further up the blog. I don't think he will go anywhere after being Governor. I am by no means a Romney fan but I think he is liberal enough to get the parties working together. Unlike the present POTUS who is like an Eddie Haskel (Leave It To Beaver), who causes trouble in the background and puts on a show to the public.
David Tatarowicz September 25, 2012 at 08:45 PM
@Mau ---- I would liken American voters to a boxer. Every boxer has the perfect fight plan, until he gets hit in the jaw ..... Voters talk about wanting conservatives until they get hit in the jaw with what that actually means --- ie. the Great Recession !! Voters may talk one way, and especially like to think they want the center -- but in reality, they will re-elect Obama, and maybe even want him to go a little further Left. After 47% of Americans can't all be wrong :-)
mau September 25, 2012 at 09:38 PM
I liken the American voters (and the % is growing) to blood suckers or a wood tick. They gorge and gorge on the free flowing blood. When the bloods runs out they fall off and flail around until die. There is no term that is more irritating than Great Recession. And worse yet when they try to compare it to the Depression. There were no soup lines, no conservation corp, nobody was stuffing newspaper in their shoes to plug holes, people weren't putting their children in orphanages....... In fact instead they were standing in line to get iphones, electronic games, sports & concert tickets, shoes, toys and gadgets for Christmas..... As far as I can remember 47% is not the majority. You may be right that Obama will be re-elected because he keeps promising everything for free. A promise that can not be sustained. And things that he could possibly do as a lame duck will come back and blind side them (us) in time.
mau September 25, 2012 at 09:43 PM
@JRH, did you see this? http://www.thedailysheeple.com/un-small-arms-treaty-passes-while-media-sleeps_092012


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