Paul Ryan’s Momentum Rising for VP
Of recent, many people are talking about the surge of momentum of Rep. Paul Ryan as a possible running mate with Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee. There is a great deal of chatter about the two being the GOP ticket for the November general election. Republican donors are talking about it. Capitol Hill has started to discuss it.
Just a few short weeks ago, it was only a rumor, now inside sources close to the Republican nominee’s campaign say the chances are high that the former Massachusetts governor is warming to Ryan as his running mate. Ryan is from Wisconsin and is the budget guru of the GOP. He is respected not only as a possible VP candidate, but also by the policy makers in Romney’s camp. Not only does Ryan have a political relationship with Romney, but he also has a good relationship personally with him. Many have considered Ryan a dark horse candidate for months. The rather young congressman, who is only 42, has won seven consecutive congressional races.
The Republican Party seems to be split on Ryan for VP. One side thinks he would help to bring policy change to Washington, while the other side believes that the Democrats would hit away at the Romney-Ryan ticket because of the budget plan designed Ryan. Ryan is the Party’s author of the controversial spending and tax plan and the choice of Ryan could end up being a huge plus or a big miscalculation that would end up turning the November election into a Medicare referendum.
Ryan said last week that even though he has not spoken in weeks to the Romney campaign, he did submit paperwork for the vetting process for the vice president.