Paul Ryan: Mitt Romney Names US Representative for Wisconsin as Pick for Vice President
Aug 11, 2012 01:51 PM EDT
Presumed Republican Nominee for 2012 Presidential Elections, Mitt Romney announced that he's picking the dashing 42-year-old Republican Congressman from Wisconsin as to run as Vice President on the 2012 ticket. Romney introduced the "intellectual thinker" as his choice for VP on Saturday.
According to anonymous sources Romney made his choice for the seventh- termer congressman on August 1. Ryan and Romney campaigned together in April for the Wisconsin primary.
Ryan, who enjoys a huge popularity due to his charming personality and dashing looks, rose to popularity in 2008, when he presented Roadmap for America's Future Act of 2008, which came to be called the Paul Ryan budget. The bill suggested major changes to entitlement programs, mainly Medicare. The bill however failed to get more than eight sponsors. The in 2012 version for 2013 passed with a few revisions the bill was passed in a 228 to 191 vote.
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Ryan has been heavily criticized for his economics policies and his budget. His budget plan failed to win the vote of a single democrat in the House. Even the Roman Catholic church voiced criticism of the 42-year-old congressman.
Never the less Romney thinks, "A lot of people may disagree with Paul Ryan, but I don't know of anyone who doesn't respect his character and judgment," Romney said of Ryan according to Yahoo News.
Ryan released a statement on running on the Republican presidential ticket along side the governor of Massachusetts, "I am surrounded by the people I love and I have been asked by Gov. Romney to serve the country I love...I am committed, in heart and mind, to putting that experience to work in a Romney administration. This is a crucial moment in the life of our nation and it is absolutely vital that we select the right man to lead America back to prosperity and greatness," as reported by the LA Times.
On Friday, Ryan attended the Sikh Temple Shooting Service to honor victims killed in last week's shootout, where Wade Michael Page allegedly opened fire in the temple killing seven, including himself and injuring three others.