Mitt Romney vice president running mate announcement this Saturday, Paul Ryan likely chosen, reports say

By on Aug 11, 2012 in International, Politics, United States Comments

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is being set to announce his running mate this Saturday, August 11, 2012, with US reports saying that Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin emerged as the front runner for the vice presidential pick.

Mitt Romney (left) and Paul Ryan
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As noted at ABC News on Friday night, Mitt Romney will make his announcement during a stop at the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia, which will start around 8:45 a.m. ET, as former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and Senator Rob Portman of Ohio being among the others who would possibly be chosen.

According to the report, multiple top Republican operatives close to the Mitt Romney campaign said that he will is likely to choose Ryan among the rest, who is being considered as among GOP‘s top young leaders and would offer a younger counterpoint to Romney, at the age of 42.

Romney, 65, who had 46% votes from registered voters in the latest CNN poll and is 7 percentage points lower than votes for President Barack Obama, was quoted telling to NBC that he wants a vice president with “a vision for the country, that adds something to the political discourse about the direction of the country.”

Apparently, several Republicans reportedly took that as an indication that Romney would pick Ryan as his vice presidential candidate from the shortlist, especially that both Pawlenty and Portman will not be attending the Virginia campaign, a few hours from now.

Meanwhile, Paul Ryan, who is also the chairman of the House Budget Committee, is being hoped to help Romney to make the argument that only the GOP ticket knows how to turn around a nation in the middle of a slow-moving economic recovery for the US.

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