In choosing Ryan, Romney bets big on the economy
Thanks to his economic plan, Ryan is much more known across the country than, say, Sarah Palin in summer 2008. Still, to many Americans who are not interested in politics and economics, he remains relatively unknown.By Natasha Mozgovaya
Is Paul Ryan, who is part of a group of emerging Republicans (known as the “young guns”), whose name was featured on a list of candidates for the position of vice president for weeks, is a safe choice for Romney?
The decision surely won over conservatives who do not especially like Romney the “flip-flopper,” who to their taste made too many compromises during his term as governor of Massachusetts, a liberal state, and will encourage those same conservatives to vote. Ralph Reed, who founded the Faith and Freedom Coalition, said the decision was “an inspired, outstanding selection” and calling him a “person of devout Christian faith who has a 100 percent pro-life and pro-family voting record in his 14 years in Congress.”
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