Paul Ryan: More Than a Pretty Face

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Most notable of them, his fundraising prowess; something that has been a major point of contention for the once deep-pocketed Obama campaign this year. The Obama team has resorted to asking donors for their birthday and wedding money, and warned supporters that they risk being the only team in modern history to be outspent in their bid for re-election. In a recent email to campaign supporters , Joe Biden even accused their opponents of trying to “buy” the election, an ironic turn of the tables given the incredible amount of money it took for the Democrats to win the White House last time. Meanwhile, Romney has enjoyed success in raising capital, and Ryan is no stranger to sealing the deal on contributions in his own campaigns.

I’d say it’s these things, all wrapped up in a neat, GOP package, that -- even as their supporters may be flippantly writing the opposition off -- have the incumbent president and his sidekick acknowledging what a formidable foe they face come November.

Diana Prichard authors Righteous Bacon and is the owner of the small farm Olive Hill.

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