Paul Ryan Endorses Mitt Romney For President

Paul Ryan Endorses Mitt Romney For President: Representative Paul Ryan unveiled its endorsement of Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination Friday, four days before the primaries in the state a week after Ryan and Romney threw his support behind the budget of the House budget committee chairman the blueprint.Paul Ryan
“Who makes the best president? And who has the best chance of defeating Barack Obama?” Ryan said on Fox News. “In my opinion, Mitt Romney is clearly the person.”
After speaking with Romney and his staff on the economic problems of the country, Ryan said: “I am convinced that Mitt Romney’s skills, perseverance, principles, courage and integrity to do what is necessary to return times America has to follow. ”
The long slog to the nomination is productive, constructive, and made the candidates better, Ryan said, but it’s time to choose a winner. Romney’s rivals for the nomination – former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, former House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, and Representative Ron Paul of Texas – far behind Romney in the number of delegates they have been able to retrieve.
“I think we have a stage where it can be counterproductive if it drags a lot longer, entering” Ryan said. “So that’s why I think we should merge and conservatives around Mitt Romney.”
Romney said in a statement released by his campaign that he is grateful for Ryan’s endorsement and praised the Congressman for his work in an attempt to wrestle the national debt under control. The House on Thursday passed Ryan budget, calling for major changes in Medicaid and Medicare in an effort to deficit.Its prospects in the Democratic-controlled Senate trim little.
“In the fight for fiscal responsibility, we wind wind was from the Democratic Party and the Obama White House,” said Romney. “But with the support Paul Ryan, I have every confidence that we headwinds to overcome, to recapture the White House for the American people, and begin the hard work of setting our country on a better course.”
The Democratic National Committee greeted news of the approval of a new web video entitled “That’s Amore,” poking fun of the “Bromance” between Romney and Ryan. An accompanying memo from Brad Woodhouse, the committee communications director, detailed what he characterized as the “extreme” ideas both men to share, such as proposing the partial privatization of Medicare, while calling for tax cuts for the rich.
Ryan’s support follows a recent series of high-profile endorsements for Romney, who formally received the nod of the ex-president George HW Bush on Thursday in Houston.
On Wednesday, Florida Senator Marco Rubio gave his support to the former governor of Massachusetts. Rubio told National Review Online today that a floor fight at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in August would make it harder for Obama to beat in the general election held just nine weeks later.

CPAC Kicks Off With Marco Rubio

Thousands of conservative activists converged Thursday on Washington for CPAC. But aside from a packed hotel ballroom and a few memorable applause lines, the throngs were noticeably subdued as the yearly conservative confab kicked off.

That may change Friday, when Republican hopefuls Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are scheduled to speak. But for a crowd of self-identified conservative activists that numbered about 10,000, there was no palpable sense of excitement and few outward signs of support for most of the presidential contenders.

“It’s been tough. A lot of people are still undecided, and they keep saying they need more information. There’s not a lot of excitement here yet,” said Joseph Lipp, who was handing out stickers for Santorum.

In a primary season that has thumbed its nose at many of the typically predictive events on the campaign calendar — Michele Bachmann won the Ames Straw Poll but finished sixth in Iowa — campaigns may have made a conscious decision not to invest heavily in CPAC. Continue Reading…