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The Romney campaign is now the Romney-Ryan campaign. The newly minted Republican ticket was presented at an event in Norfolk, Virginia. Mitt Romney named Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate beside the aptly named USS Wisconsin. In his introduction of Ryan, he extolled the Midwestern virtues of the congressman.
Originally published on Sat August 11, 2012 1:38 pm
LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:
Now, for even more analysis - can't have too much analysis - we turn to Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne and contributing editor for the Weekly Standard, Matthew Continetti. They both join me in the studio now.
Welcome, you two.
MATTHEW CONTINETTI: Hello.
E.J. DIONNE: Good to be here.
WERTHEIMER: Now, Matt, let me begin with you. What does Congressman Ryan add?
For more on the announcement, joining me in the studio are Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne and contributing editor for the Weekly Standard Matthew Continetti. Gentlemen, it's wonderful to see you again.
E.J. DIONNE: Good to see you.
MATTHEW CONTINETTI: Good to see you.
WERTHEIMER: Let's first hear Paul Ryan from an interview with NPR in May of 2012. This was shortly after he released his first budget as chairman of the Budget Committee.