Paul Ryan is Mitt Romney's Pick For Vice President

Romney touts the Ryan's Wisconsin values; says he is an "intellectual leader of the Republican Party."

Written by Jeff Rumage

Mitt Romney announced Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) as his vice  presidential running mate Saturday morning.

Ryan, 42, has served in the House of Representatives for 14 years, currently chairing the House Budget Committee and serving on the House Ways and Means Committee. In January 2010, Ryan gained attention nationwide after unveiling his "Roadmap for America’s Future."

Romney formally made his VP announcement on a tour of the U.S.S. Wisconsin in Norfolk, VA. In the announcement, Romney said Ryan is an "intellectual leader of the Republican Party."

Romney also said Paul understands that people can have honest disagreements without making personal attacks.

"There are a lot of people in the other party ," Romney said.

  • : This is Patch's main story on the announcement, breaking just after Romney announced his choice via a smartphone app. It was updated to include excerpts from Ryan's acceptance speech in Norfolk, Va.
  • : Here's the text of Ryan's speech as prepared before the official announcement with Romney in Norfolk, Va. In it, Ryan says Romney has the "courage to tell you the truth." 
  • : Who is Paul Ryan? Here's a report on his political history, characterized by a quick rise onto the national political scene.
  • : Here's a gallery we pulled together with photos of Ryan working in Wisconsin over the past year.
Richard Schulte August 25, 2012 at 03:40 PM
JS: "The crap in my cats litter box makes more sense than you do. Say...should you not drag your ass away from your Fischer-Price computer for a few minutes and cover your single wide with some plastic traps before Isaac pisses all over you?" Well there you go again. The above is what passes for intellectual thought on the left. The brilliance of the comment above simply needs no further elaboration. Not really too worried about Hurricane Issac. I've was in New Orleans for Katrina-you simply evacuate if necessary-no big deal. I'll take my computer with me.
Richard Schulte August 25, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Romney vs. Obama in the debates-Robert Reich predicts that Romney will mop the floor with Obama. http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/Reich-wooden-Obama-debates/2012/08/24/id/449726?s=al&promo_code=FDA3-1 Say Aloha Barack and make a reservation for a U-Haul truck on January 19th.
Sully August 25, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Does this mean you consider Robert Reich credible?
McCloud August 25, 2012 at 06:02 PM
My guess is Reich, who is proven wrong time and time again, is an easy punching bag for shows like Larry Kudlow. He applauded the stimulus package and agreed that unemployment rate would be below 6% when it passed.
Richard Schulte August 26, 2012 at 07:37 PM
"In his final column for the Times, Brisbane wrote that his fellow staffers "share a kind of political and cultural progressivism" that "virtually bleeds through the fabric of The Times." Brisbane even argued that Times reporters approached some liberal issues, like gay marriage and the Occupy movement, "more like causes than news subjects." " "Brisbane declined to comment on the column, his last as he concludes a two-year tenure as the paper's in-house critic. "I would rather let the column speak for itself," he told POLITICO." http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/08/nyts-abramson-rebuts-brisbane-charge-133211.html Oh no, a mole at The New York Times outs the Times as a liberal rag. Who knew?


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