Vice Presidential Nominee of the Day

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Vice Presidential Nominee of the Day
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Mitt Romney, fresh off his visit with spaceship farmers, took time Saturday morning to announce Paul Ryan as his running mate and potential Vice President. Ryan, the 42-year-old U.S. Rep. from Wisconsin, is the young, fresh face of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, and is the Chairman of the House Budget Committee.

Tapping Ryan as vice president is considered a risky, outside-the-box move for Romney, whose lagging campaign couldn't afford a "safe" sidekick -- although anything looks more natural than this. Rumors had recently swirled over Ohio Sen. Rob Portman or former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty as likely running mates.

Ryan's introduction didn't go off without a hitch as Romney pulled a GWB, presenting the congressman as the next "President of the United States." He quickly reassured the crowd with a correction, before Ryan addressed the thousands assembled at the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia.

[photo: csm]

The Youth Enthusiasm of the Day

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The Youth Enthusiasm of the Day
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Both Mitt Romney and President Obama spoke at universities this week and received some very different reactions from the student voters. This tidy little side-by-side comparison shows exactly how stoked young voters are for Obama, while the students at Romney's event seem like they're catching up on their sleep.

[thinkprogress]

This Is Important, You Should Know About It of the Day

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This Is Important, You Should Know About It of the Day
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This Is Important, You Should Know About It of the Day: Republican presidential nomination hopeful Michele Bachmann is the first candidate to sign the "pro-marriage" pledge of conservative Christian group The Family Leader.

According to the Des Moines