Paul Ryan Vice Presidential Campaign (Paul Davis Ryan Jr.)
Paul Ryan - Vice Presidential Campaign:
Mitt Romney with Paul Ryan after presenting him as his running mate, for the 2012 vice presidential campaign, in Norfolk, Virginia, on August 11, 2012
Dan Balz of The Washington Post wrote that Ryan was promoted as a vice presidential candidate "for the main elements of the conservative opinion makers, including the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard and the editor of National Review." vice presidential campaign.
On August 11, 2012, the Romney campaign officially announced Ryan as his election to the vice president through his mobile application "Mitt's VP" and the social networking service Twitter,  about 90 minutes before the presentation in person from Romney.  Prior to the official announcement in Norfolk, United States, it was reported that Romney made his decision, and offered the position to Paul Davis Ryan on August 1, 2012, the day after returning from a foreign policy trip through the United Kingdom, Poland, and Israel
On August 11, 2012, Ryan formally accepted Romney's invitation to join his campaign as a running mate, against the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk. Ryan is the first individual from Wisconsin, as well as the first member of Generation X to run on the national ticket of a majority party.
Also in August 2012, the Associated Press published a story that said that while the Tea Party movement had wanted a candidate other than Romney, it had obtained "one of its ideological heroes" in the position of vice president. According to the article, Ryan supports the Tea Party's belief in "individual rights, distrust of big government and an allegorical embrace of the Founding Fathers."
According to a statistical and historical analysis conducted by Nate Silver, "Ryan is the most conservative Republican member of Congress elected to the vice presidency since at least 1900" and "he is also more conservative than any Democratic candidate [for vice president who previously served in the Congress] was liberal, which means it is the furthest from the center "of any candidate for elected vice president of Congress since the beginning of the 20th century. vice presidential campaign.
Political scientist Eric Schickler commented that, while Ryan "may well be the most conservative vice-presidential nominee in decades," the NOMINATE methodology "is not adequate to make statements about the relative liberalism or conservatism of politicians" over a long period of time. A USA Today / Gallup poll found that 39% thought Ryan was an "excellent" or "pretty good" vice president, compared to 42% who considered it a "fair" or "bad" option. vice presidential campaign.
Ryan formally accepted his nomination at the 2012 Republican National Convention on August 29, 2012. In his acceptance speech, he promoted Mitt Romney as a presidential candidate, supported the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). He said, Romney had a plan to generate 12 million new jobs over the next four years, and promoted the fundamental principles as a solution: "We will not avoid difficult issues: we will lead, we will not spend four years blaming others, We will take responsibility, we will not try to replace our founding principles, we will apply our founding principles again." vice presidential campaign.
The speech was well received by the convention audience and praised for being well delivered. Some fact-verifiers claimed that there were important factual commissions and presented details out of context. Conservative media (including Jennifer Rubin of The Washington Post, Investor's Business Daily, and Fox News) questioned some of the inspectors' findings. Classified 33 of Ryan's statements that he suspected were false or misleading as true: 10.5%, mostly true: 18%, half-truths: 21%, mostly false: 36%, false: 9% and Burning pants: 6%. On October 11, 2012, Ryan debated with his Democratic counterpart, incumbent Vice President Joe Biden, in the only vice-presidential debate of the 2012 election cycle.
Romney and Ryan lost the 2012 presidential election, but Ryan retained his seat in the House of Representatives.