Report Paul Ryan as Vice Presidential candidate in US Elections 2004/2008/2012/2016 Posted August 12, 2012 What reason is there to believe that Romney/Ryan will ever make even a half-decent case for individual rights, or think that the Republican party has a better propensity to listen? If anything, there is a greater propensity for Republicans (or similar minded people) to take a good idea, and absolutely corrupt it in the name of god. The reason one should believe they can make a half-decent case for individual rights is because in his brief acceptance speech yesterday, Ryan said something to the effect that: "Our rights come from God and nature, not the government." When is the last time you heard a major party VP or Presidential candidate with a chance to win the election make a statement like that? In politics, change comes incrementally and in the US our presidential choices are essentially binary. The stakes are high in this election and an Obama victory will make it impossible to reverse his healthcare plan and will further hasten the destruction of our economy. The only people with a realistic shot at preventing that are Romney and Ryan.