The Ryan Factor

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Air Date: August 13, 2012

Host: Vic Eliason

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Compared to the presidency, typically we don’t hear as much from or about a vice-president after an election is over. However, leading up to an election, the vice-presidential candidate can be a critical mouthpiece and image enhancer for the president’s worldview and policy stance.

This past Saturday, Governor Mitt Romney used the backdrop of the USS Wisconsin, a navy ship, to formally introduce Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate.

This Crosstalk features Vic Eliason as he reviews a number of media opinions regarding the choice of Congressman Ryan. Vic also takes calls from Crosstalk listeners as they express what impact they feel Ryan will have on the Republican ticket, how he measures up to Joe Biden, if the choice of Ryan is swaying their vote one way or the other and more.

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