Romney-Ryan: running mate preview?
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan passed out sandwiches in Waukesha on Monday.
April 3rd, 2012
02:44 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney-Ryan: running mate preview?

(CNN) – Whether or not the two become running mates, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have something of a "bromance" going.

Romney has hardly been seen in public since Friday - when the Republican congressman from Wisconsin announced his endorsement - without Ryan.

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They've done brunch (in Milwaukee), lunch (in Waukesha) and dinner (in Pewaukee) together. Ryan even suggested stopping for butter burgers and malts at a Wisconsin restaurant.

They appeared in tandem at a phone bank, and have shared the stage at no less than three town hall meetings.

When Romney's campaign staff pulled an April Fools' Day prank on the candidate, Ryan was in on it.

They even sat side-by-side for a television interview wearing nearly identical shirts.

It's not unusual for Romney to campaign with a prominent endorser in their state. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley introduced Romney at events in her state, and in New Hampshire, former Gov. John Sununu toured Romney around the Granite State.

Ryan, a tea party favorite whose national profile has been bolstered as chair of the House Budget Committee, is seen as a possible vice presidential nominee.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Wisconsin
soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. Obama Doubling down on Socialism

    Romney/Ryan 2012, sounds like just what this country needs. REAL solutions and COMPETENCE.

    Obam/Biden, four years of FAILURE, asking for more Hope & Change time. But the country can't afford four more yeras of failure and lost time. Putting Obama/Biden back in the Whitehouse will have given this nearly a LOST DECADE. Socialism is a FAILURE let alone socialism implemented by an inexperienced community organizer and a crazy old coot.

    April 3, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  2. PJ/TX

    So Ryan got himself some "mom" jeans too. How cute.
    Guess this puts Trump somewhere at the bottom of the list of important "endorsers".

    April 3, 2012 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  3. Squigman

    A photo opp for two. One is a loser,the other the wanna-be. I hope when the elections are over, the defeat is so monumental that we never have to see, or hear from the likes of these two ever again. What a blessing that would be.

    April 3, 2012 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Reagan, Bush and Bush 2, represent 20 years of republican failure that culminated in a near depression, 2 unfunded wars, unfunded tax cuts for the wealthiest, and an unbelievable safety net for big oil, wall street, and big insurance. America can not afford to have any republican leadership.

    April 3, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  5. Dave

    Yo Mitt , I gotta tell ya, 99% of Americans cant relate to Car elevators for 1 of their 10 houses & hidin a hundred mill all up in that overseas account. Nov- Eldery D, Minorities D, Woman D, workin men & woman- D, UNIONS & my man Daley- D, Poor- D, Small Business- D College Vote- Definitly -D , Hispanick, are you kiddin me, after that dumb remark on Sotomoyer, – D, Rich, Richer, & Richest- R Mr Personality, how you like your chances all up in this CRITICAL election? GO Prez Obama 12!

    April 3, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  6. Anthony

    Democrats can only dream that Romney will choose Ryan as his VP. There is a reason why Ryan did not run for president himself. (Hint: it is Ryan's budget plan, which converts Medicare to a voucher plan.) He would be lucky to hang on to his congressional seat in November, and the fact that Romney trails Obama by 17 points in Wisconsin in the NBC News/Marist poll does not help.

    April 3, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    @Doubling Down wrote on page 2:

    Obam/Biden, four years of FAILURE, asking for more Hope & Change time. But the country can't afford four more yeras of failure and lost time. Putting Obama/Biden back in the Whitehouse will have given this nearly a LOST DECADE.
    ----------------–
    What do you call the previous decade of Bush/Cheney? It ended with the Great Recession. The Romney/Ryan plan is more of the same economic policies and fear mongering. Start wars and cut taxes. What is their plan for health care for those who are not covered? "There is 'free' health care out there." The same 'free' stuff they plan to cut, though.

    April 3, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Republican and competence should never be used in the same sentence. However, you can use the word 'republican' with any of the following: tax cuts for the wealthy, tax breaks for big oil, bail outs for Wall Street, bailing out big banks, money laundering, corporate raiding, out sourcing jobs, economic destruction, chicken hawk, hatred, bigotry, & divisiveness.

    April 3, 2012 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  9. Nardfather

    It is hilarious how many people still have no idea what socialism is

    April 3, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  10. Dave

    Word Wire! Daddy Rich Mormon, can you send me to France. Please, Please daddy rich mormon can I be all up in that draft dodgin thing? Gee, thanks daddy rich mormon.

    April 3, 2012 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  11. Dave

    How come allthese polls shows The Prez with a high double digit lead & the only 1 thats got him loosin out of dozens of these is Rasmussen? What up with that.? What they be smokin?

    April 3, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  12. cali girl

    Gees, Ryan tells Generals at the Pentagon that they are liars. Robmey doesn't even like Gays, immigrants, Women, The poor, poorer and poorest, wants to do away with all of Planned Parenthood, has no relation to the 99%.
    This is one NO CLASS ACT.

    April 3, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  13. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Are the two guys from 'Broke Back Mountain?'

    April 3, 2012 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  14. Russ

    Yessiree!!! Buying a sandwich for $5 makes me believe he is one of us. hahahahahahahahaha Oh, wait he didn't even buy one, he's just handing them out? That's even better. I will definitely vote for him...........NOT.

    April 3, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  15. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    Obama Doubling down on Socialism

    Romney/Ryan 2012, sounds like just what this country needs. REAL solutions and COMPETENCE.

    Obam/Biden, four years of FAILURE, asking for more Hope & Change time. But the country can't afford four more yeras of failure and lost time. Putting Obama/Biden back in the Whitehouse will have given this nearly a LOST DECADE.
    -----------------------------------------------–
    Spoken like a true hater. Lost decade? I guess you turned a blind eye to 2000-2008 huh? You must be an avid listener and supporter of Rushbo.

    April 3, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  16. Dave

    Make no mistake about it. This man got filthy rich buy destoyin workin folks lives & sending their jobs overseas. What a MARVELOUS man. It is Americas time to show him just how we felt & feel about that. He would of done the same exact thing to the entire auto industry & its suppliers. And as doing everything in his power to cheat & surpress the votes & voices of MILLIONS of elderly & minorities. He is off the charts with COMMUNISM, yea I said it. Thats what they do in China & Iran & Syria. Can a stupid ass filthy rich man start an arms race all up in their with Russia. Man, this guys got Saturday Nght Live material fo the next 10 years. I think he is just MARVELOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 3, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  17. Rudy NYC

    @Wire Palladin, S.F. – May I use "Republican" with voter fraud, illegal campaign contributions, anti-abortion, anti-women, anti-gay, anti-union, and anti-commonDsense? My bad, fingers got tired.

    April 3, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  18. Valentina

    I am sorry for lack of better words, but you Obama supporters are just plain pathetic – there are no better words to describe you.

    April 3, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  19. Malory Archer

    cali girl, I know Eddie Munster. Eddie Munster is a friend of mine and a good person. crazy eyes ryan is NO Eddie Munster.

    April 3, 2012 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  20. Jake

    i would think Ryan would be smart enough not to attach himself to a losing ticket? but i guess he may as well seize the spotlight when it's offered. OBAMA 2012!

    April 3, 2012 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
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