(CNN) - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called his running mate to congratulate him following Thursday's vice presidential debate, a campaign spokesman said.
Romney campaign traveling press secretary Rick Gorka told reporters that Romney called Rep. Paul Ryan approximately 10 minutes after the debate concluded to offer his congratulations.
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The Republican presidential candidate also told his running mate to say hello to Ryan's wife, Janna, and family, who joined Ryan at the debate. They should be proud of Ryan's debate performance, Romney said on the call, according to Gorka.
While the candidates debated in Kentucky, Romney was campaigning in Asheville, North Carolina
He watched the hotel from his suite there, and was joined by Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, the winner of a campaign fundraising contest (with the prize to join Romney for an event such as this), as well as several staffers.
Reporters were permitted into the candidate's room for approximately three minutes while the candidates handled a foreign policy question.
"I think Paul will do great," Romney told the reporters.
President Barack Obama approached reporters upon landing near Washington on Thursday evening to say that he "could not be prouder" of his own running mate, Vice President Joe Biden.
Can't tell you how angry it makes me when I see someone who can not just tell the truth.Already making plains to move out the country if romney is elected
Romney/Ryan without any solutions...watching the debate from a suite when alot of americans don't have shelter or food. Let's talk about helping all Americans instead of monitoring world affairs. All Americans can't afford to send the child to school- much less give them a solid meal each night because folks like Romney and Ryan are worried about saving the wealthy.
Vote for Mitt Romeny and Paul Ryan who can save America!!
Great Job Sen Ryan!
100% Joe Biden !!!!
I wish to win the contest and will donate more from now on. Romney 2012 !
Romney/ Ryan 2012.
Ryan got his rear handed to him, and the majority of polling shows it. The sooner conservatives at CNN acknowledge this, the better.
Biden did a great job. Clearly cares about ordinary people. He definitely gets my vote
Ryan did outstanding!!!!!!!!!
Congratulation and thank you Ryan now you told us the truth. It is not that you don't have the time (as you told Fox Sunday) you don't have the numbers for your tax cut plan
They are as delusional as ever if they think that Lyin Ryan won.
Biden thinks that by being disrespectful he can win. He is wrong!!!
the only folk i know who think ryan won are still looking for Iraq's weapns of mass destruction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ryan was waffling without giving any specifics even when asked by moderator. Stop beating round the bush, Romney/Ryan
Biden Looked Foolish as usual, Ryan showed he was presidential material, both in answers and demeanor.
2 debates --2 wins for Romney/Ryan
Biden won this debate. He was the aggressor and despite coming off a bit annoying, its hard not to fault him when your opponent keeps beating around the bush instead of answering direct questions.
Still, Ill give Ryan credit, he held his own through most of the debate, but did little to attack the administration effectively. I can see him as a presidential candidate himself in 2020 or 2024, but I dont think he is quite there yet. He certainly has time and tools on his side.
No thank you Ryan for exposing your election lies and your backwards thinking. I'm telling american woman as I tell my wife, if you vote for these clowns, your body belongs to them. Joe said it best his beliefs is his not the countries. OBAMA/BIDEN and woman's right 2012.
You Socked it to him, Joe! We love you!
Go Biden I too am so proud of you
Ryan is going to be upset when he comes back to his litter box and finds Pizza, soda and Romney.
Biden sounded like an angry old man who is not interested in a real debate. He did his usual liberal spin and relied on emotion and interupted Ryan repeatable. That's what what you do when you can't run on your dismal record.
So proud of Ryan. This situation showed how he will keep his demeanor even when faced with crazy old bitter men. Joe is upset he is called on his b.s. - keep throwing tantrums, Joe. You really are a grown up.
congratulation for loser ?
it sounds Romney never says what he means! LOL!