Read Paul Ryan’s First Speech As Mitt Romney’s Running Mate

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Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo: MittRomney.com)

After weeks of veepstakes drama, Mitt Romney introduced Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate this morning in Norfolk, Virginia. After a small slip-up where Mr. Romney accidentally introduced Mr. Ryan as “the next President of the United States,” the congressman settled in to a speech in which he said President Barack Obama’s policies “didn’t make things better” and vowed that “Mitt Romney and I will take the right steps, in the right time, to get us back on the right track.”

The Romney campaign has already released a transcript of Mr. Ryan’s remarks. Read it below: Continue reading “Read Paul Ryan’s First Speech As Mitt Romney’s Running Mate”

Romney Accidentally Introduces Ryan As ‘The Next President Of The United States’

 Romney Accidentally Introduces Ryan As The Next President Of The United States
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan moments before today’s speech. (Photo: Garrett Jackson/Twitter)

Mitt Romney rolled out his running mate, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, at an event at the U.S.S. Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia this morning, but he made a slight mistake when introducing the man he hopes will serve as his vice president next year.

“Join me in welcoming the next President of the United States, Paul Ryan,” Mr. Romney said as his running mate took the stage.

Mr. Ryan began speaking and, a few moments later, Mr. Romney jogged back to the podium to acknowledge his slip of the tongue. Continue reading “Romney Accidentally Introduces Ryan As ‘The Next President Of The United States’”

Romney Will Announce His Running Mate Tomorrow Morning

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Mitt Romney (Photo: Getty)

Mitt Romney is set to reveal his running mate at an event at the USS Wisconsin tomorrow in Norfolk, Virginia, according to a late night email from the Romney campaign, which noted the big reveal will kick off Mr. Romney’s “The Romney Plan For A Stronger Middle Class” bus tour. The location and a report from the Weekly Standard that came out just twenty minutes before the official announcement indicate Mr. Romney may have settled on Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan. Continue reading “Romney Will Announce His Running Mate Tomorrow Morning”

Five Interesting Facts About David Petraeus From His Daughter’s Food Blog

 Five Interesting Facts About David Petraeus From His Daughters Food Blog
David Petraeus and his daughter, Anne, together in the Czech Republic. (Photo: Czech-Anne-Out.blogspot.com)

David Petraeus, the CIA Director and former commanding general of the coalition forces in Iraq, is the latest public official to be identified as a finalist in Mitt Romney’s veepstakes by the influential conservative news site The Drudge Report. In an effort to get to know a more personal side of Mr. Petraeus, we perused the websites written by his daughter, Anne, a prolific lifestyle blogger who is studying to become a registered dietician and sells her own line of “Will Run For Bacon” T-shirts. Continue reading “Five Interesting Facts About David Petraeus From His Daughter’s Food Blog”

Paul Ryan’s Aides Deny Rumors As V.P. Speculation Heats Up

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Paul Ryan (Photo: Getty)

With Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan considered to be a leading contender to be Mitt Romney’s running mate, readers of the veepstakes tea leaves took note when he pulled out of a planned speech this evening and when his political action committee filed several amended reports. However, aides to Mr. Ryan told The Politicker it would be a mistake to read any greater significance into these moves. Continue reading “Paul Ryan’s Aides Deny Rumors As V.P. Speculation Heats Up”

Matt Drudge Names Another Potential Romney Veep Pick

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Tim Pawlenty campaigning with Mitt Romney in New Hampshire in January. (Photo: Getty)

Just four days after claiming Condoleezza Rice was the “frontrunner” in Mitt Romney’s veepstakes, the Drudge Report is claiming Mr. Romney has “made his decision” and decided on former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.

The Drudge Report’s proprietor, Matt Drudge reportedly has a close relationship with Mr. Romney’s campaign manager Matt Rhoades. Mr. Drudge’s close connections to the Romney campaign make it possible he has some inside information about the vice presidential vetting process, but it has also led to speculation he may be trying to shift the conversation away from the continuing controversy over Mr. Romney’s departure from Bain Capital.

This time around, Mr. Drudge pegged his claim to a New York Times report that Mr. Romney is considering tapping Mr. Pawlenty. Officially, the Romney campaign is not commenting on the veepstakes rumors.

“We don’t discuss VP speculation,” Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul told The PolitickerContinue reading “Matt Drudge Names Another Potential Romney Veep Pick”

Chris Christie Begging Celebrities To Watch His Veepstakes Video

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Chris Christie (Photo: YouTube)

Hey, have you seen New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s goofy web video with Newark hero-Mayor Cory Booker? Have you? Have you? Well, if you’re famous enough, Mr. Christie has probably tried to pitch it to you over Twitter.

Last night, the official account of the New Jersey Governor tweeted at Saturday Night Live and Seth Meyers, suggesting Mr. Christie and Mr. Booker would be good for a sketch on the show. Cute. But a quick glance further into his feed shows clear and troubling signs of desperation.

Continue reading “Chris Christie Begging Celebrities To Watch His Veepstakes Video”