Official: Mitt Romney Picks Paul Ryan as Vice Presidential Candidate
By Julie Ross Godar on August 10, 2012
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I’m proud to stand with a man who understands what it takes to foster job creation in our economy, someone who knows from experience, that if you have a small business—you did build that.
At Bain Capital, he launched new businesses and he turned around failing ones – companies like Staples, Bright Horizons and Sports Authority, just to name a few. Mitt Romney created jobs and showed he knows how a free economy works.
At the Olympics, he took a failing enterprise and made it the pride of our entire nation.
As governor of Massachusetts, he worked with Democrats and Republicans to balance budgets with no tax increases, lower unemployment, increase income and improve people’s lives.
In all of these things, Mitt Romney has shown himself to be a man of achievement, excellence and integrity.
We Americans look at one another's success with pride, not resentment, because we know, as more Americans work hard, take risks, and succeed, more people will prosper, our communities will benefit, and individual lives will be improved and uplifted.
The commitment Mitt Romney and I make to you is this:
We won't duck the tough issues...we will lead!
We won't blame others...we will take responsibility!
We won't replace our founding principles...we will reapply them!
We will honor you, our fellow citizens, by giving you the right and opportunity to make the choice:
What kind of country do we want to have?
What kind of people do we want to be?
We can turn this thing around. Real solutions can be delivered. But, it will take leadership. And the courage to tell you the truth.
Mitt Romney is this kind of leader. I'm excited for what lies ahead and I'm thrilled to be a part of America's Comeback Team. And together, we will unite America and get this done. Thank you.
Stay tuned as we update this developing story.
Reaction to Paul Ryan as VP Pick on Twitter
Ryan pick seems to up the stakes for both parties re: lame duck. Allows whichever side wins in Nov to claim mandate on handling fiscal cliff— Felicia Sonmez (@feliciasonmez) August 11, 2012
annnd.. the word "atheist" was also edited out of Paul Ryan's wikipedia page yesterday— elizabeth flock (@lizflock) August 11, 2012
DC cabbie laughed when I told him it looks like Romney is going to pick Ryan. "If he wins with that guy, I'll be floored"— Emily Schultheis (@emilyrs) August 11, 2012
And people thought Palin's lack of experience was going to be a problem— Jill Miller Zimon (@Jillmz) August 11, 2012
Romney is serious about fixing the budget problems Obama, Pelosi & Reid have perpetuated: he chose the House Budget Chairman as his— Laura (@GOPrincess) August 11, 2012
— Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) August 11, 2012
@lawyermatt I'm joking around. But, the fact is, if you want to win the argument about our budget, you want Ryan out front.
Love his delivery. "Paul Ryan: Obama’s policies are feverishly creating more takers than makers": therightscoop.com/paul-ryan-obam…— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) August 3, 2012
More on Paul Ryan
- BlogHer Diana Prichard, in her veepstakes post, described Paul Ryan as relatable to youth, but not very exciting. http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/politifact-fact-checking-paul-ryan-vice-presidential-candidate/1245388">Politifact's fact-check of 14 of Ryan's statements
- The New Yorker: Paul Ryan's Influence on the GOP
- Inside the Romney-Ryan Bromance on The Atlantic
- Ryan's official Congressional site
- Romney-Ryan 2012
What do you think of the reports of Paul Ryan as Romney's VP pick? Add your thoughts, and links to posts, in the comments. We will update this story as news develops this weekend!
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