Buzz About Romney’s Vice Presidential Pick Turns To Rep. Paul Ryan

Topics: Politics, Medicare

Aug 08, 2012

News outlets examine what the House Budget Committee chairman and architect of a plan to curb spending for Medicare and other entitlement programs would bring to the  ticket.

Politico: Paul Ryan Veep Prospects Split GOP
As Mitt Romney‘s vice presidential selection nears and buzz about Rep. Paul Ryan‘s prospects builds, a split is emerging among Republicans about whether the choice of the House Budget chairman and architect of the party’s controversial tax and spending plan would be a daring plus for the ticket or a miscalculation that would turn a close election into a referendum on Medicare (Martin, Sherman and Haberman, 8/8).

Los Angeles Times: Romney’s Potential Running Mate: Paul Ryan
By naming Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney would be gambling that he can buttress the Republican ticket’s standing on the economy while suffering no harm from the Wisconsin congressman’s controversial plan to curb spending on such popular programs as Medicare (Finnegan, 8/7).

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