Mitt Romney is scheduled to announce his vice-presidential candidate tomorrow morning at 9am in Norfolk, Virginia. We’ve been waiting months for a VP announcement, and while speculation is still all over the board, all signs are pointing to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.
Earlier tonight a “mystery” charter plane from Boston, Massachusetts, landed in Paul Ryan’s hometown airport, immediately putting thousands on high alert to a possible Ryan pick. Looks like those thoughts just may be right– it’s seemingly full-speed-ahead for a Ryan nomination in the morning.
Paul Ryan is similar to Romney in many areas: Both are calm, common sense, intellectual people. Rep. Ryan has also proven to be a leader in the fight for entitlement reform and in crafting a much-needed budget. Now it looks like he will be asked to leave that position in exchange for a chance at becoming the vice-president of the United States.
I really like Paul Ryan. I think he’s doing great work in the House. He’s someone who understands the most critical current threats to our nation– the national debt, deficit, and lack of budget– making him a logical choice for VP. The problem is that most people don’t vote for a VP candidate; VPs are used in most cases to energize the base, not earn votes. Once in office, Ryan’s talents could be wasted.
UPDATED: Below is the full video of Romney announcing Paul Ryan as his running mate.