Mitt Romney's potential new Vice President, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan has been revealed to the world by hitting the campaign trial in North Carolina with the man who would be president. As Chairman of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, Ryan's expertise is government spending and debt. Ryan says: "If President Obama's economic policies or borrowing, taxing, and spending worked we would be entering a golden age along with Greece."
And at a fundraiser in Chicago the man who's fully in control of the Presidential hot seat right now (and who intends to keep it that way) offered his thoughts on the new alliance, calling Ryan an 'ideological'. Obama says: "It's an idea propagated by the other side that somehow we are going to grow this economy from the top down and that if people at the top are doing really really well then everybody else is automatically going to benefit. Now, this kind of top down economics is central to Governor Romney and it is central to his running mate. Just yesterday morning, my opponent chose his running mate, the ideological leader of Republicans in Congress. Mr. Paul Ryan. I want to congratulate Mr. Ryan. I know him, I welcome him to the race. Congressman Ryan is a decent man, he is a family man, he is an articulate spokesman for Governor Romney's vision. But it is a vision that I fundamentally disagree with."
Critics reckon Romney's taking a big gamble relying on Ryan but his running mate's popularity amongst the Tea Party movement is in no doubt. Ryan won scores of fans with his ideas of encouraging more investment, as well as cutting taxes and welfare programmes to try and rein in government spending.