Paul Ryan picked as GOP vice presidential candidate
What does Paul Ryan bring to the table?
- Duration 3:43
- Date Aug 11, 2012
What does Paul Ryan bring to the table?
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Well when this day started if we didn't know it was going to be this day.
We didn't know we were going to get this -- -- last night we got word that this was coming down early from Norfolk Virginia that Mitt Romney was going to choose.
Paul Ryan as his VP pick let's get some final thoughts.
From our experts in Washington and Wisconsin.
Let's start with Wisconsin Steve -- final thoughts on this pick.
Well big picture -- do you think this is a pick that will energize conservatives like like the others.
I've heard from conservative members of congress who have said this is really a motivating pick for me.
They can see lots of grassroots excitement on the conservative side but I do agree that he has the potential to appeal.
To independence when you look at polls independents regularly point to debt and deficits as one of the most important issues I think they will make that case to make it aggressively.
Joseph -- Look I think that this was a great pick -- -- pick I would have urged Romney to make and not I'm not talking as a partisan Democrats wanted to wanted Ryan I really think you -- it's a chance to have a real debate the country needs to have regards of who wins it.
I think Ryan helped with that issue because a lot of these issues front senator.
Will make the fight on both sides on taxes on on cuts in entitlements and and the things we need to have that's right think this that's why I think I really do -- -- Romney on the pick I think it was a -- choice it will energize both sides though.
They'll be a lot of rank and file Democrats grassroots Democrats that'll be.
Pretty excited to it -- to start the fight today as well.
The conventional wisdom is that VP picks don't matter.
But that's not always true Clinton's -- of -- really helped him.
We grant the Democratic Party in nineteen -- -- two after three consecutive losses I do think this could be inflection point could be an inflection point.
In this year's presidential campaign.
If it is to be one I think the Romney -- take it as I would have to.
Continue the themes that will be done by the pick of Bryant himself -- to say they need to run consistently and aggressively.
As conservative reformers who -- gonna tell the truth the American public.
And they are now in this you know it's another inferred diamond for a dollar moment here.
They need to think sort of start to back car ports -- the Romney campaign look -- the -- campaign looks ten days from now the way it looked for the last ten days before the Ryan pick.
Then this pick won't end up changing much but if this this could be an inflection point -- the character of the Romney Ryan can't Romney campaign changes.
Charles point one seconds I.
Michigan avenue historic affect the way beyond this election.
If or Ryan -- himself in this race well as I'm sure you will.
If Romney wins he's the heir apparent for decades to come from he doesn't win he is the leader of the party -- -- that he's sort of been.
Raced to a level that.
Could be equal to that of Reagan if he does well.
Panel thank you as always.
Even remotely and we appreciate it -- of course as you've mentioned is known for his economic expertise chairman of the House Budget Committee.
He is -- that controversial budget plan that brought scorn from Democrats and skepticism from some in his own party.
Worried about all the electoral implications but then embraced by conservatives broadly who see this election.
As mentioned a big choice a way to avoid the fiscal cliff.
-- married father of three young children 78 and ten he's Catholic he's -- hunter.
He represents the state that has become the center of the political universe in recent months.
Wisconsin now he's Mitt Romney's pick for vice president and he said today we won't duck the tough issues we will --