Romney Picks Ryan For VP

Jan Morgan

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This morning, Mitt Romney announced that Paul Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman from Wisconsin, is his vice presidential running mate. This is good news to many Republicans who feel Ryan’s budget-cutting ideas have the potential to transform the presidential race. Support for his proposed mix of spending cuts and tax cuts has become a litmus test on the right–and opposing them has become a rallying cry on the left.

“A lot of people may disagree with Paul Ryan, but I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t respect his character and judgment,” Romney said in announcing his running mate.

Romney and Ryan, a seven-term member of Congress, became close during the run-up to April’s Wisconsin primary, when the two campaigned together for nearly a week. Ryan, a star of the conservative moment, sometimes overshadowed Romney on the stump—but the candidate did not seem to mind.

In picking Ryan, the Romney campaign emphasized the congressman’s local roots, releasing a bio that noted he was a fifth-generation Wisconsin native and the son of an attorney and a stay-at-home mom. Romney aides are hoping Ryan will help the Republican ticket win over working-class voters, who have been openly skeptical of Romney’s candidacy. In accepting the role of Romney’s running mate on Saturday, Ryan made a direct appeal to that voting bloc.

“I represent a part of America that includes inner cities, rural areas, suburbs and factory towns,” Ryan said. “Over the years I have seen and heard from a lot from families, from those running small businesses, and from people who are in need. But what I have heard lately troubles me the most. There is something different in their voice and in their words. What I hear from them are diminished dreams, lowered expectations, uncertain futures.”

Ryan acknowledged that President Barack Obama “inherited a difficult situation” when he took office in 2009. But echoing the message Romney has emphasized on the trail for months, Ryan told supporters here Obama “didn’t make things better.”

In less than three weeks, Romney is set to accept the Republican presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Tampa.

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  • From my heart Allen West would have been my pick. But Ryan makes the best choice. Rubio would have been another emotional pick, but we need all the conservative senators we can get to take back the senate.

  • has to better than what is in office now.

  • It was a good choice!

  • At least Ryan has a plan to save America with his americanroadmap.org. Odumbo has no plan and CAN’T run on his own record so he will attack Ryan Saul Alinsky style. However, Ryan will be able to handle himself just fine. I would have preferred Rubio or West before Ryan, but Paul Ryan is someone I can actually vote for with Romney as the Republican choice. Even if Pawlenty was selected, I still would have voted Romney over Odumbo.

  • It was a fabulous choice.

  • bfoo

    I do not think this was a good choice. Ryan is not gonna bring new votes to the table if you ask me.

  • FreedomFighter

    In less than three weeks, Romney is set to accept the Republican presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Tampa. How can he accept when Ron Paul is still in the race?

  • John Armstrong

    Ryan has a very good command of the budgeting process and isn’t afraid to mince words and take on the president. He seems to be a quite intelligent fellow and is very well spoken.

    Since Ryan is from a mid-west state, I think he can bring in the vote from the swing states in that region of the nation. However, I don’t think he’ll do much good for bringing in the Hispanic vote as Rubio. This Hispanic vote will be one of the deciding factors in the 2012 election provided Obama can get them to vote. Typically, the Hispanics in the lower socioeconomic class do not get out an vote. Obama was able to get them out in 2008, but with the economic woes this nation is facing, some may have lost confidence in him. Also, voter ID laws that have yet to be challenged by the administration in some state may scare some.

    In short, Ryan is a good choice. I think he’ll be more than able to hold his own in any debate against Biden or even Obama. My only concern is that he lacks business experience in the private sector and could be considered as one of those “career politicians”. On the other hand, he’ll help energize the conservative voters who do not view Romney as a true conservative. West, Christi, and Rubio would have been excellent choices as well. Personally, I like West & Christi.

    Just my humble opinion.

  • great choice!

  • Paul Ryan, Is a great pick for V.P……Now Romney should pick Mark Levin for A.G.