Paul Ryan: Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential Running Mate

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

Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan was officially announced as the vice presidential running mate of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday, August 11, 2012.

Ryan‘s selection confirmed earlier reports that he is Romney‘s chosen running mate.

Reports say that Romney introduced the seven-term congressman as his VP running mate during a joint public appearance at a naval museum with the USS Wisconsin as backdrop.

During Romney‘s announcement, he said that “A lot of people may disagree with Paul Ryan, but I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t respect his character and judgment.”

The nominations of Romney and Ryan will be ratified by delegates to the Republican National Convention that will start on August 27 in Tampa, Florida.

The 42-year-old Ryan is reportedly the chairman of the House Budget Committee, and primary author of conservative tax and spending.

In his speech, Ryan vowed to “turn this thing around.” He added that “Real solutions can be delivered. But, it will take leadership. And the courage to tell you the truth.”

After the VP announcement, Romney will be on a bus tour of four states that include North Carolina, Virginia, Florida and Ohio. These states has a combined 75 electoral votes which US President Barack Obama won in 2008.



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