Saturday, 11 August 2012


In Norfolk, Virginia, Saturday 11th August 2012, presidential candidate Mitt Romney chose Wisconsin Congressman, Paul Ryan to be his Vice-Presidential nominee.

Who is Paul Ryan?

• 42 years old.
• 7th term in Congress.
• Chairman of the House Budget Committee
• Senior Member of the House Ways and Means Committee

He is born and raised in the community of Janesville, Wisconsin; Paul Ryan is a fifth-generation Wisconsin native. He is married with three children.

Paul Ryan is famous for putting forward a budget titled The Path to Prosperity: A Blueprint for American Renewal. Essentially it proposes to put the U.S. economy on the path to prosperity by doing the following:

• Cuts government spending

• Putting an end to special-interest favouritism and corporate welfare;
• Promotes an all-of the-above strategy for unlocking American energy production to help lower costs, create jobs, and reduce dependence on foreign oil.

• Strengthens health and retirement security by taking power away from government bureaucrats and empowering patients instead with control over their own care.
• Reforms our the tax code to spur job creation and economic opportunity by lowering rates, closing loopholes, and putting hardworking taxpayers ahead of special interests.
What does this pick mean to the race?
Paul Ryan is a conservative, fiscal and social with support from the Tea Party, staunch friend of Israel and someone who isn’t afraid to put forward serious proposals to fix America.
He is famous for his budget plan and Romney has pretty much endorsed most parts. What this will do, is make this election more about specific policy details, rather than bogus stuff like Romney being a felon, tax avoider and murderer (all of which he has been accused of from high level members of the Obama team, in some cases the President himself).

Mitt Romney has decided that his presidency will be about substantive issues, not public policy polling. By picking someone due to their ethnicity or, their (swing) state appeal; it would’ve looked like he was only interested in getting into office.

With Ryan, and what he brings to the ticket, policy wise; he is sending a message that his candidacy is about more than him, but about saving America.

Romney and Ryan in Virginia (11th August)