Mitt Romney announces Paul Ryan as running mate
Senator Ron Johnson weighs in
- Duration 4:21
- Date Aug 11, 2012
Senator Ron Johnson weighs in
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Mitt Romney and I make to you is this.
We won't ducked the tough issues we will lead.
Congressman Paul Ryan accepting the slot as the running mate on the Romney campaign it happened just about two and a half hours ago.
Senator Ron Johnson is a Republican from Wisconsin he joins us now on on the telephone and and when when you look senator Johnson.
At what the congressman said there that was a very powerful line about saying that we won't ducked the tough issues.
We will take responsibility we're not going to blame other people is that the way you expect mystic it will go for the general election.
Well -- and an absolutely and I think what do this selection really signals.
Is that this election will be could be the ball.
Will be about big issues and the fact that matters we have a real -- sort of leadership in this country right now and your President Obama you know simply is not.
Report any solutions to save useful security or Medicare is pledges have been so once serious they have garnered a single -- from members of his own party.
No this this this is I think an outstanding -- and I think.
Paul Ryan perfectly compliment governor Romney in terms of his -- -- governor rod comes from the private sector.
Fully understands what made America great.
How to grow our economy Paul is really steeped in policy and can help now we craft legislation.
They get it passed through congress I just couldn't be more happy with -- -- senator one of the knocks on Mitt Romney is that he's been talking too much in generalities about quote the fun stuff -- how to fix the economy that's so -- mcinnis from that committee for a responsible federal budget told me.
Not too long ago does does this at a lot of substance to the economic plan and do you think.
That the Ryan budget becomes the Romney campaign budget.
Well first why I don't agree -- the first statement that I think their governor Romney has really been laying out.
A vision for America and that's what this election's going to be about it's it's a choice between the path the pres Obama's gonna take aside in terms of the government centered society.
Where he actually believes government creates jobs.
-- governor Romney's vision -- the private sector it's an opportunity side society were dashed past racial society.
And so you know.
But the fact matters legislation will be crafted well once they didn't drop this but.
The main thing is we need leadership and and -- -- around me in a vice president Ryan will actually be.
Oh it what do what do you think.
Congressman Ryan brings to the table senator.
Well first -- intelligence.
I mean I don't know anybody that's more doubtful about the debt -- -- in the budget much space that's kind of our top party let's let's not bankrupt the nation.
He's a -- married a man of faith.
And he also shares optimism governor Romney and I can't tell you how important that is you know just an attitude change in this country -- -- Demonizing business says and they'll find success.
If we actually had a president and vice president -- know what America's open for business we want to help you succeed.
We're we're doctor what we actually got -- celebrate success that that will take all the money off the sidelines and put to work in the American economy start creating jobs so I think you will be.
-- -- -- -- Important to it change leadership in this country.
The -- are very happy that a -- colleague from Wisconsin is is on the ticket Wisconsin of course a very important swing state.
With your vice presidential pick you would like to see if that did the vice presidential nominee can deliver something.
Could Paul Ryan deliver Wisconsin.
In the Republican column do you think senator might there be some coattails with neighboring Minnesota and Iowa.
Well I think I think Paul would help across the country quite honestly because he's a serious person.
He's put forward serious pole holes in America is hungry for leadership.
-- we -- we are we are ready to be told the truth and we're going to be looking for real leaders like Governor Walker people who actually.
Solve problems you know make make tough decisions picked up -- And all that can be able to do that but this Wisconsin I think is very fiscally conservative state.
People here actually believe government should live within this -- so I've always thought.
Do Wisconsin was totally in play I really believe that we will deliver ten electoral votes for the next -- -- states and around.
All right senator rod Johnson Wisconsin good jockey thanks so much for joining us today here appreciate it.