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Bill Whittle: Why the Paul Ryan Nomination Is a Very Big Thing

Posted: August 30, 2012 at 4:30 pm   /   by

Bill Whittle is one of Conservatism’s finest thinkers and speakers.  He mixes stories, history, and common-sense wisdom with an infectious enthusiasm that I always find uplifting.

This post contains a 10-minute segment from his Stratosphere Lounge series (Episode 12) in which he holds forth on the far-reaching significance of Paul Ryan’s presence on the Republican ticket.

Among his comments:

1. The only thing that can actually destroy America is the debt crisis.  It will happen unless we get spending and debt under control.

2. Ryan has a plan to get us to fiscal sanity.  Almost no one else does.

3. From a Conservative standpoint, the choice of Ryan by Mitt Romney says something very positive about  Romney.

4. Ryan’s presence on a winning ticket will unleash pent-up business formation energy like a coiled spring being released.

5. The Left’s attacks on Ryan are failing horribly not because of clever Establishment Republican strategy but because of Ryan himself.

6. After the conventions and the debates, the wheels are going to come off the Democrat campaign.  Stay tuned.

David Leeper

David Leeper

David Leeper is a retired engineer living in Scottsdale, AZ, with his wife of 45 years. He is currently a volunteer science teacher at In his 40-year career he held positions from lab technician to technical vice president at Bell Labs, Motorola, and Intel. He holds 16 patents in telecom technology and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. During his career, he wrote mainly for technical journals including Scientific American. He began writing for in 2011.
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Bill Whittle: Why the Paul Ryan Nomination Is a Very Big Thing