Saturday, August 11, 2012
To: Friends & Supporters
From: Gary L. Bauer
America's Comeback Team
Just moments ago, Governor Mitt Romney formally announced his selection of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan to be his vice presidential running mate. He made the announcement at a naval museum in Norfolk, Virginia, with the USS Wisconsin as his backdrop. This is a bold choice, and I am very excited about this pick!
The selection of Paul Ryan shows Governor Romney is serious about confronting the fiscal challenges facing our country. It shows the kind of talented and experienced team Governor Romney will put together that will work for American exceptionalism.
Ryan is a strong conservative. He is pro-life and believes in traditional marriage. Of course, what he is most known for is entitlement reform and stopping the growth of government. He's 42 with a young family.
So this will be a youthful, forward-looking ticket, reminding us that with the right choices America's best days are still ahead of us. It will be a stark contrast to Obama's failed tax and spend policies that are taking us down the dead-end road of European-style socialism. It's clear which presidential ticket is serious about making real change!
Paul Ryan is a dynamic and energetic campaigner, who can easily explain the tough and often complex budget realities facing the country. You may recall that there is some tension between Ryan and Barack Obama. The two have sparred on previous occasions over Obamacare and the budget.
I have a confession to make. When I heard the news of Ryan's selection, the first thing I thought about was the vice presidential debate on October 11th. I immediately recalled what William F. Buckley said about a famous liberal who was afraid of debating him. Buckley quipped, "Does baloney fear the grinder?" I can't wait for that debate because Joe Biden's tired, big government philosophy will be no match for the energetic, intellectual conservative Paul Ryan!