Romney Chooses Ryan for GOP TIcket

Can the Wisconsin Congressman help the Republicans win the White House? Vote in our poll, and tell us what you think.

Allright East Cobb Republicans -- and we know there are many of you out there -- Mitt Romney has chosen his running mate for the GOP ticket this fall. 

Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, who was introduced by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee at a Norfolk, Va., rally on Saturday, has been a favorite of fiscal and social conservatives for his work on the House Budget Committee and his ardent pro-life views. 

The selection of Ryan has come as a surprise to some political pundits, who are already assessing how he may help -- or not -- the Romney campaign. 

Several prominent East Cobb Republicans have reacted positively to the Ryan selection. U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said that Ryan "is a serious candidate who has clearly demonstrated that he has the discipline to help Gov. Romney tackle our country’s very serious fiscal issues."

On Twitter, State. Sen. Judson Hill said of the Romney/Ryan ticket: "These two men will restore America with bold, specific, and achievable solutions."

Former Cobb Commission chairman Sam Olens, a longtime Romney supporter and current Georgia Attorney General who will be later this month, also commented on Twitter: "Great choice!" 

The Obama campaign immediately declared on Saturday that the addition of Ryan completes a Republican ticket favoring tax cuts for the wealthy and a growing burden on the middle class. 

Democrats, independents and undecided voters: How do you see Romney's pick? If you're not sure whom to vote for, will this help you make up your mind?

Do you like the Ryan pick? Can he help Romney win the White House? Vote in our poll, and share your thoughts in the comments section below.


Beth August 11, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Fantastic! 110 million on welfare in America is not sustainable and is a terrible legacy for our kids to inherit. Focus on the economy - Quit talking about the social issues!


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