Ryan promises to 'restore greatness' to US

2012-08-11 20:19

Washington - US vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan said on Saturday the Republican ticket would "restore greatness" to America, in his first remarks since being tapped as Mitt Romney's running mate.

"He and I share one commitment. We will restore the greatness of this country," Ryan told hundreds of Republican supporters in Norfolk, Virginia, describing Romney as the "man for this moment".

Ryan, 42, a budget hawk, was officially announced as Romney's number two earlier on Saturday, confirming the Republican line-up earlier than had been anticipated, aiming to reverse President Barack Obama's lead in opinion polls.

"For the last 14 years, I have proudly represented Wisconsin in congress. There I have focused on solving the problems that confront our country, turning ideas into action and action into solutions," said Ryan.

"I am committed, in heart and mind, to putting that experience to work in a Romney administration."

A new Twitter account, @PaulRyanVP, popped up early on Saturday, and shortly before he was to appear alongside Romney it unveiled its debut tweet: "I'm honored to join @MittRomney on America's Comeback Team."

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-08-11 20:53

    Next year, he will blame Obama, for not doing it.IIIIfffffff he gets a chance.

  • pisciotta - 2012-08-11 21:25

    One man (Romney) believes he will be a God (Mormon) the other (Ryan) believes a priest can put his God into a cracker (Catholic). If Religion really means that much then both are sick.

  • Hugh - 2012-08-11 21:47

    The problem was the republicans stuffed it up on their watch with wars and other aggression costing [little mentioned]the economy dear. The US was in Deep S!t before G.Bush and was eyebrow deep by the end of the last republican watch. It need strong non vote catching reality to beat the problem.

  • zaatheist - 2012-08-12 04:07

    This guy is just another homophobic, anti-woman, anti-abortion, anti social support for those less advantaged than himself, fundie of the Catholic variety cynically chosen in a vain hope to appease the the Tea Party morons who are suspicious of the moronic magic underpants Mormon Romney. It is not going to work.

  • eric.schollar - 2012-08-12 12:04

    Best wishes to the USA!

  • cvh23 - 2012-08-12 22:50

    I don't believe in left/right politics. I am a libertarian and believe that individual freedom and liberty trumps all other causes. I don't believe that politics can solve any serious problem. I don't believe a self respecting person can support or vote for the 'lesser of two evils', whether its Obama or Romney. there is no difference. its the presidential reality show. no self respecting person can associate with the lesser of two evils this explains it:

  • cvh23 - 2012-08-13 09:34

    "10,000+ ROMNEYRYAN RALLY IN WI: GC: Romney/Ryan, Obama/Biden, Bieber/Kardashian, how can adults believe and cheer 4 these 2-bit freak shows?" Gerald Celente

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