Don’t believe all the media and pundits nay-saying about how Mitt Romney’s selection of Congressman Paul Ryan to be his VP running-mate is a bad idea. On the contrary, all signs point to the choice not only energizing the conservative base, it also has a measurable effect on critical swing states.
Breitbart.com’s Big Government reports Aug. 17, 2012, that the Romney/Ryan campaign is reporting great success among multiple platforms immediately following the Vice-presidential announcement:
- Over $10 million in donations have poured into the campaign, and more than two-thirds are from first time donors.
- 45,000 additional volunteers have joined the Romney-Ryan campaign.
- A marked increase in support on social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter.
- A recent poll shows that voters in swing states believe that Romney and Ryan had a better plan than Obama/Biden to create jobs and get the economy moving. Gallup and Rasmussen also show momentum in the swing states.
Meanwhile, Gallup’s latest poll of registered voters has 47% for Romney v. 45% for the POS. Polls of younger Americans, who had turned out in droves to vote for the POS in 2008, now show they have become disillusioned with the POS. (H/t FOTM’s Grouchy!)