August 30th, 2012
08:05 AM ET
2 years ago

Ryan goes on the attack and touts his age in prime-time debut

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan's prime-time address Wednesday at the Republican National Convention put his fiscal acumen on display, but Mitt Romney's running mate also made an effort to show delegates - and millions of television viewers - the man behind the numbers.

"We're a full generation apart, Gov. Romney and I," the seven-term Wisconsin congressman said toward the end of his speech, a reminder to voters that Ryan stands as the first member of Generation X to run on a major party's presidential ticket.

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  1. 200 ton hammer

    Yeah he's 42 but looks older and stressed out.I am 42 years old and look 25 but I am
    voteing for Obama/biden 2012

    August 30, 2012 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  2. ExRepublican

    Ryan is a big liar he ask for the stimulas money and that plant close doing Bush days not Obama term.
    Ryan you the biggest clown running for office.

    August 30, 2012 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  3. Ryan/Romney Kill Medicare Team 2012

    Paul Ryan sponsor a bill to change the definition of rape to "Forcible Rape Only" so, date rape and incest is legal. Paul Ryan don't support Gay Marriage does that sound like a young person in the 21 century. Ryan is a man child.

    August 30, 2012 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  4. Rob W.

    These guys like to hold Reagan up as a tax cutting, fiscal master when he was in fact responsible for some of largest tax increases (outside of wartime) in US history. (His 1982 tax increase was larger than Clinton's 1993 tax overhaul.) He eventually ended up having to claw back about half of his tax cuts due to huge deficits. His tax rates were on average .1% higher than the average taxes levied between 1970-2010 but he still managed to triple the debt during his presidency.

    August 30, 2012 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  5. Donkey Party

    Great, so along with the old, spoiled brat, we'd get a young one too. No thanks.

    August 30, 2012 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  6. Abe

    So funny the Republicans on Reganism as the savior for the woes of the economy. why cant they come up with something new and not fill their delegates with false hope for the sake of getting votes. I am also disturbed by the fact Mrs. Romney talks about women, mothers and touts her mothership to the kilt as if she is the only perfect mother. Here goes Ryan having all his kids, wife and mother on stage thinking it is a road show. This is election time, time to do business and not brandishing their own personal parental factuals. Stop parading on stage and branding yourselves. politics should be politics.

    August 30, 2012 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  7. Sorensen

    Ryan is lying through his teeth. And the GOP just loves it. Good luck with that.

    August 30, 2012 09:17 am at 9:17 am |