Mitt Romney Chooses A Running Mate

Mitt Romney Chooses A Running Mate

Mitt Romney named Paul Ryan as his running mate Saturday, calling the 42-year-old Wisconsin congressman the “intellectual leader” of the Republican Party. Diane and her guests discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the Republican 2012 presidential ticket.

Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate is already generating momentum among conservatives. But the choice also highlights divisions between the parties over spending, taxes and entitlements. The Wisconsin congressman is the architect of a plan to remake Medicare and cut trillions in federal spending. And despite the boost he brings to the GOP presidential ticket, Romney is already distancing himself from Ryan’s controversial budget proposal. And President Barack Obama is now calling Ryan the ideological leader of the Republican party. Diane and her guests discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the 2012 Republican presidential ticket.

Guests

Chris Cillizza

author of The Fix, a Washington Post politics blog, managing editor of PostPolitics.com and author of a new book, "The Gospel According to The Fix."

Byron York

chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner.

Michael Gerson

columnist for The Washington Post and author of "Heroic Conservatism: Why Republicans Need to Embrace American's Ideals."

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