The Romney Republican Party Ticket
WITH the Republican Party convention to formally nominate a candidate for president coming up the end of this month, their designated candidate, Mitt Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, has finally announced his choice of running mate for vice president, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan. Romney, an attractive but somewhat aloof candidate, given to occasional gaffes while speaking in public, introduced Ryan at a fund raiser as "the next president of the United States" then, realizing his blunder, hopped back up on stage and said "next vice president of the United States."
In his introduction of Ryan, Romney made the point that Ryan is currently the intellectual leader of the Republican Party, author of their budget plan, a policy expert who knows how to confront the staggering deficit. With a nod to Ryan's birthplace, Romney said that
"Paul Ryan has the virtues and working ethic of the Midwest." A fiscal conservative, his revised plan for Social Security includes increasing the age of recipients to 67. He is the kind of non-partisan politician, Romney assured the crowd, who can "work both parties and find common ground. …