Mitt Romney names Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as running mate

Mitt Romney names Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as running mate

I didn't expect this...

I guess Mitt Romney choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate is his way of signaling how important the economy is going to factor into the upcoming presidential elections. Additionally, conservative base of the Republican Party will be very happy with this selection. Rank-and-file conservatives were pleased with this pick and so were the tea party groups.

But, as usual, the Democrats have something to say about this and that is that it is a pointer that we are going back to the old policies that put the U.S. economy in a recession in the first place. The Democrats want to enlighten the country about how Paul Ryan has been very supportive of debatable policies that involving cutting the budget.

The conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch was very happy about the decision to get Paul Ryan as part of the GOP ticket. There was a lot of secrecy involved in the way Mitt Romney went about picking Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate.

The other potential running mates were former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Ohio Senator Rob Portman, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

Right now, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are on a bus tour that takes them through the states of Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Ohio. These states were won by President Obama in 2008 and they are also battleground states so it is critical that the GOP ticket steps up their presence in these states.

The Ryan choice is great to show Americans that Mitt Romney has a precise reform plan to generate faster growth and to increase incomes.