Romney Picks Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan As VP

How do you think the pick will affect the November election vs. President Barack Obama.

Soon-to-be Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has announced his choice for vice president.

It's Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.

Romney, who has an event planned for Saturday morning on the USS Wisconsin in Virginia, chose Ryan over several other high-profile Republicans, including , and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman.

When Patch asked influential consveratives in South Carolina three weeks ago about their hopes for VP, .

Here is the press release from the Romney campaign:

Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today announced Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential running mate. Below is Congressman Ryan’s biography:

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan is in his seventh term in Congress representing Wisconsin’s First Congressional District.  He is Chairman of the House Budget Committee, where he has worked tirelessly leading the effort to reign in federal spending and increase accountability to taxpayers. He also serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, where he has focused on simplifying the tax code and making health care more affordable and accessible.

In January 2010, Ryan gained attention nationwide after unveiling his “Roadmap for America’s Future,” a proposal to eliminate the federal deficit, reform the tax code, and preserve entitlements for future generations.

Representative Ryan was born in Janesville, Wisconsin on January 29, 1970. A fifth-generation Wisconsin native, Ryan was the youngest of four children born to Paul Ryan Sr., who worked as an attorney, and Betty, a stay-at-home mom.

In April 2000, Ryan proposed to Janna Little, a native Oklahoman, at one of his favorite fishing spots, Big St. Germain Lake in Wisconsin. Later that year, the two were married in Oklahoma City.

The Ryans reside in Janesville with their three children, Liza, Charlie and Sam. The family are parishioners at St. John Vianney Catholic Church.

Upon entering Congress in January of 1999, Ryan was the youngest member of the freshmen class at the age of 28. Prior to running for Congress, Ryan served as an aide to Republican Senators Robert Kasten Jr. and Sam Brownback, former U.S. Rep. and Vice Presidential Candidate Jack Kemp, and as a speechwriter for Education Secretary William Bennett.

Ryan is a graduate of Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville and earned degrees in economics and political science from Miami University in Ohio.  He is an avid outdoorsman and is a member is of his local archery association, the Janesville Bowmen.

stanley seigler August 13, 2012 at 10:17 PM
@Dr. John: '...Milton never framed things in political parties ...' you are more familiar w/ MF than i...do agree he talked of 'parties'...not specifically to political parties...parties as in societies...not as you imply to the individual... as said you more familiar w/MF so any info that singular vice plural appreciated... BTW MF's free market, works well when everybody is motivated by the common good...and no one is motivated by greed...nirvana/heaven... MF never advocated today's GOP, rip off, free market...he didn't envision people making money ripping other people off...and a unregulated wall street gaming the system...eg; packaging sub prime mortgages and selling them as AAA bonds...banks using their depositors' money to buy these worthless AAA bonds... re: explain the concept do self interest as talked about in his video series. how does your understanding MF relate to my explaining MF's self interest opines...i really don't know what are asking or how it relates to this discussion...seems like another distraction...actually; not sure how any of our discussion relates to, 'How do you think the pick [PR] will affect the November election vs. President Barrack Obama.'
Dr. John August 14, 2012 at 04:10 AM
Stanley, You are the one that suggested that I did not understand Milton F. I simply wanted you to explain how you thought your interpretation was more accurate. I brought up the concept as it related to Solyndra, which was discussed earlier. I explained the concept of free markets and how when anybody in a free market follows their "self interest" and obeys the law, they are improving the lives of others as an indirect result. My comments regarding Medicare and SS are also posted earlier and discuss the grim reality that our current trajectory will necessitate the end of these programs, or the end of any other major spending program such as education and defense just to keep our promises to the elderly. Medicare and SS will bankrupt this country in less than 20 years, Paul Ryan has a bold proposal to address this problem. Yet we attack him as if he created the problem. What are the Dem solutions to this problem? There is not enough revenue in the "top 1%" to confiscate to fund it. There is not enough revenue to fund it if you were to confiscate 50% of all the wealth of every working citizen at the rate it is costing us. What is your bold solution Stanley, besides the tired blame game you play....
Gretchen August 14, 2012 at 01:49 PM
I wonder how many of the OBAMA SUPPORTERS here have heard Erskine Bowles, Obama's Deficit Commission Co-Chairman, talking about Paul Ryan. He says he is the brightest young man he knows, and that he has great ideas. Bowles is also upset that Obama did not listen to the Commission he appointed.
Fisher August 14, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Say what you will, Obama will likely win. The electoral math is on his side. Romney HAS to win everything McCain won last time (pretty easy), but he also HAS to win North Carolina, Virginia and Indiana. Romney is doing OK in North Carolina and Indiana, but not so much in Virginia. He can't just win two; he has to win all three. If he can't, the game is over. And if he pulls that off, he's also got to win in Ohio and Florida. Obama is winning in both and Ryan doesn't help Romney in Florida at all. In fact, most people seem to think Florida is a write off now that Ryan is on the ticket. Again, he can't win one or the other, he's got to win both. So if he pulls off that Herculean task (very doubtful) he then needs to win one of eight states Obama won in 2008. That might be easier, but he's behind in 5 of those states. FOX News outlines the challenge ahead (though they don't make it sound difficult) in this video: http://video.foxnews.com/v/1652924414001/ Obama, however, just needs to win Michigan, Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania (on top of all the states in which he already has a decisive lead). He's already ahead in all those states. It's a seriously titled electoral map that Ryan does not help. Sorry guys. Romney is about to spend $2 billion on a race he can't possibly win.
stanley seigler August 14, 2012 at 11:52 PM
@Dr. John continuing the tittat, yousay/hesay discussion, re 'stanley blaming' and 'MF's opine' is a counter productive waste...and; so that we can address relevant issues: i agree with whatever you said/say on this irrelevance...moving on: MEDICARE the first step to change the medicare trajectory was/is BO-care (ACA)...the next step is universal health care (single payer plan)...which BTW; [CLIP] 'other advanced, Western countries [all with universal care] enjoy better outcomes even though they pay a third less.' http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-intelligence/2012/07/12/bickering-over-affordable-care-act-gets-us-nowhere SOCIAL SECURITY if T-GOPs would make their JOB#1 fixing SS vice making BO a one 'termer'...there are numerous simple fixes that could be enacted...eg; [CLIP] '...easy way to ensure the program’s long-term solvency without large changes or cuts to benefits. Payroll taxes that finance Social Security are capped...Eliminating that cap would allow Social Security to pay full benefits for the next 75 years, according to a Congressional Research Service report. RYAN's BOLD PROPASAL what are details of his bold proposal.. GENERAL the 'grim reality' is T-GOPs want to return to those thrilling days of 1929 and 2008...the 'grim reality' is their priorities are to beat BO and win elections...and NOT the common good and general welfare of our country...


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