BREAKING: Romney's campaign announces Ryan as V.P. pick
August 11th, 2012
07:15 AM ET
9 years ago

BREAKING: Romney's campaign announces Ryan as V.P. pick

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's team announced Saturday morning that Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin will be Romney's running mate.

The campaign made the announcement just after 7 a.m. ET on the campaign's smart-phone and web application.

Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney
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  1. Dave

    Guess its time for some R&R ! Watching the race closely from Canada

    August 11, 2012 07:22 am at 7:22 am |
  2. Thomas

    n 2002, Ryan voted in favor of the Iraq War resolution, authorizing President George W. Bush to use military force in Iraq.

    In 2004 and 2005, after the reelection of Bush, Ryan pushed the Bush administration to propose the privatization of Social Security;

    Two Great Ryan Ideas ?

    Imagine if Social Security was privatized during the crash of 2008 .
    Did Ryan question what the cost of the Iraq war would have on Americas fiscal debt ?

    August 11, 2012 07:34 am at 7:34 am |
  3. Jim G.

    Paul Ryan????? What a loser he is. Radical Right Winger! I hope all of you will read his buget. It will send our country in to a Full Depression.

    August 11, 2012 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  4. CanadaONE

    Ryan will be rejected by Catholics because of his ANTI poor people approach to medical and social issues

    then – he will converted to a Mormon by Romney

    The Catholic Curch is likley to strike back through the hand of God

    August 11, 2012 07:59 am at 7:59 am |
  5. njbchicago


    August 11, 2012 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  6. Steve

    Could not have picked worse. This guy wants to end Social Security and gut Medicare to pay for a millionaires tax cut.... pathetic.

    August 11, 2012 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  7. JD

    Sarah Palin again, lol.

    August 11, 2012 08:08 am at 8:08 am |
  8. American

    Do seniors really want to pay $6,000 more a year so Romney-Ryan can give more unaffordable tax cuts to the rich?

    The CBO scored Romney-Ryan's disastrous scheme to privatize Medicare and found it would explode the deficit. By comparison, President Obama's plan actually reduces the deficit by $2 trillion.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    August 11, 2012 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  9. lies from the right but mostly hate

    A match made in heaven a vulture and an attack dog, one preys on the less fortunate the poor and middle class, while the other would just as well let our retirees go without medical,and kick their canes out from underneath them.

    August 11, 2012 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  10. Obama/Biden-2012 - Incompetent and Senile, Stumbling, Bumbling Forward to Bankruptcy and Ruin

    Romney/Ryan – 2012 The only REAL team with a viable plan to move this country forward in a fiscally responsible way. Obama and the Democrats promise bankruptcy and the same future Greece now faces.

    August 11, 2012 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  11. carolae

    Romney's choice with Ryan may just backfire and voters may lean more towards Obama now. Ryan is virtually an unknown to most people outside of Wisconsin. The Republican Party's budget proposal, "The Path To Prosperity: Restoring America's Promise" in which he had a hand in, may not go over big with people who will be retiring in the next 7 years or so. I believe it was to have been put into affect in 2022. For seniors who are retiring and look to Medicare as their health provider along with purchasing a supplement, this proposal may not go over big. The bottom line is that any president and/or vice president needs to keep the people first and foremost in his mind in this regard and not let them down. Seniors live on a fixed income unless they are very wealthy to begin with or have an outstanding health care package from their former employer. The 2 of them look good together and whether or not they can sell themselves to the American people, is another story. It will all boil down to if they want Obama to remain as president for another 4 years or not.

    August 11, 2012 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  12. Marie MD

    Mr. budget against seniors, the poor and the vanishing middle class. This only known in Wisconsin is known in DC as the man who wants to do away with medicare, social security and medicaid.
    Great choice. Reminds me of the bimbo from AK only this one wears pants and a tie.
    Seniors better wake up.

    August 11, 2012 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  13. southexas

    Mitt n Ryan will get clobbered in the debates since they'll not know which rock to hide under.

    August 11, 2012 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  14. Deb in MT

    Wow! Mitt the secretive vulture capitalist and Paul "Eddie Munster" Ryan, the Randian acolyte who dreams of handing Medicare over to a voucher system, where it's every senior for him/herself vs the big insurance companies! What a team!?

    Way to cave to the far righties, Mittens.

    August 11, 2012 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  15. awsomedeal

    People remember you are 1 heart attack/;kidney failure; cancer from needing Medicare; Medicare GOP will not care.Obama/Bidden 2012

    August 11, 2012 11:12 am at 11:12 am |