VIDEO: Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan Speak at VP Announcement in Virginia
Mitt Romney officially announced Paul Ryan as his running mate Saturday in Norfolk, Virginia. “It’s an honor to announce my running mate and the next vice president of the United States Paul Ryan.”
Romney continued by saying "Paul Ryan is a leader. His leadership begins with character and values. And Paul is a man of tremendous character, shaped in large part by his early life."
Romney concluded, "And at a time when the President’s campaign is taking American politics to new lows, we are going to do things differently. We are going to talk about aspirations and American ideals; about bringing people together to solve the urgent problems facing our nation. And when that message wins in America, it will be a victory for every American."
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In the final line of Romney's speech, which is in Part 2 below, Romney made a mistake and introduced Paul Ryan as "the next president of the United States." He then corrected it, which can be seen in Part 3: “Every now and then I’m known to make a mistake. I did not make a mistake with this guy. But I can tell you this, he’s going to be the next vice president of the United States.”
Paul Ryan then joined Governor Romney on stage and said, "Governor Romney is the man for this moment; and he and I share one commitment: we will restore the dreams and greatness of this country."
Ryan also talked about his work, saying "I believe my record of getting things done in Congress will be a very helpful complement to Governor Romney’s executive and private sector success outside Washington. I have worked closely with Republicans as well as Democrats to advance an agenda of economic growth, fiscal discipline, and job creation."
"I’m proud to stand with a man who understands what it takes to foster job creation in our economy, someone who knows from experience, that if you have a small business—you did build that."
Watch the videos below:
Part 1, Mitt Romney:
Part 2, Mitt Romney:
Part 3, Paul Ryan:
Part 4, Paul Ryan:
Part 5, Paul Ryan: