Mitt Romney running mate Paul Ryan a link between Tea Party and Republican establishment
Posted by satyrikon στο Αυγούστου 11, 2012
Originally posted on National Post | News:
Mitt Romney introduced Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate Tuesday, turning to a deeply conservative, budget-cutting specialist to shore up trust in the party ticket among the small-tax, anti-big government tea party movement.
Ryan is the architect of a deeply conservative and intensely controversial long-term budget plan to cut trillions in federal spending, and his conservative credentials are highly regarded by fellow Republicans who control the House of Representatives.
Romney chose Ryan as a means of mollifying the Republican right wing which has shown only modest enthusiasm for his candidacy, given the former Massachusetts governor’s history, until his presidential campaign, of acting from a moderate political philosophy.
Aboard the retired battleship USS Wisconsin, Romney slipped up while introducing of Ryan.
“Join me in welcoming the next president of the United States, Paul Ryan,” a beaming Romney told the energized crowd in Norfolk, Virginia.
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