As part of the Romney campaign’s very well executed roll out of Congressman Paul Ryan as Romney’s vice-presidential running mate, the Republican National Committee released its “Big Solutions” video. The new video showcases the Romney-Ryan America’s comeback team.
After four years of a weak economy, soaring deficits and misplaced priorities, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are dedicated to bringing America back.
In a statement, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will bring the kind of leadership and economic reform that this country desperately needs:
“They have the knowledge, expertise and vision we need to get America working again and get our fiscal house in order. Both have proven records of solving tough problems and getting the job done. America’s Comeback Team stands in stark contrast to four years of failed economic policies and misplaced priorities of President Obama and Vice President Biden. Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan is what America needs in these troubled economic times to get our country back on track.”
Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake write that the Romney Campaign has 25 days, until the Democratic National Convention concludes, to define Ryan. Scott Rasmussen gives the Romney campaign even less time saying that the roll-out of Romney’s vice-presidential pick is as important as the choice itself because “most Americans will learn all they know about the new name on the ticket during the week the candidate is introduced.”
Either way, the Ryan roll out has been great, huge crowds, good speeches, the terrific “60 Minutes” interview and the jump in Ryan’s approvals as found by the Washington Post-ABC News poll:
Little known nationally before Saturday’s announcement, favorable impressions of Ryan jumped 15 percentage points among the overall electorate with positive views soaring from 49 to 70 percent among conservative Republicans.
In Wednesday through Friday interviews, fully 45 percent of Americans expressed no opinion of Ryan, dropping to 30 percent on Saturday and Sunday. The increasing familiarity all went to the positive side of the ledger, giving Ryan an initial advantage in the sprint to define his candidacy.
Overall, in interviews after his selection, 38 percent of all Americans express favorable views of Ryan, 33 percent negative ones. (Before the announcement, Ryan was somewhat underwater, scoring 23 percent favorable, 32 percent unfavorable.)
All this in the face of the Obama campaign’s continued gutter politics, trying to smear Ryan using the Democrats’ debunked and discredited MediScare campaign that the left-leaning Politfact called the 2011 “lie of the year.” Even President Obama joined in, first tweeting the big lie and then launching a Medicare attack video against Romney-Ryan.
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