"NORFOLK — Mitt Romney has selected Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate, introducing the seven-term congressman and architect of Republicans’ budget-cutting plans at a spirited rally on the deck of a battleship here Saturday morning,"reports the Washington Post.
The article continues, "Bounding to the deck of the USS Wisconsin — a not-so-subtle nod to Ryan’s home state — Ryan used his introduction on the national stage to praise Romney as a ‘man for this moment,’ a leader capable of resetting the economy."
The story adds, "Jim Messina, campaign manager for President Obama’s reelection effort, said the pick showed that the Republican ticket shares “a commitment to the flawed theory that new budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy, while placing greater burdens on the middle class and seniors, will somehow deliver a stronger economy.”
The story notes, "Romney promised that he and Ryan would restore the American economy by cutting deficits and growing jobs. He called Ryan a man of integrity and character rooted in his middle-class Midwestern upbringing and said he had chosen a candidate with a vision for addressing the nation’s fiscal problems."