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Ryan Choice is a Generational Move

Recorded on August 11, 2012

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.

Four years ago Barack Obama appealed to young voters, promising hope, change, vision--which turned out to be just fancy wrapping for a package of big-government liberalism.

Now Mitt Romney's pick of 42-year-old Paul Ryan as a running mate is another nod to a younger generation. Ryan is 10 years younger than Obama, and Ryan looks younger still on television.

Ryan's first speeches have stressed that he doesn't want all the money spent today, leaving just a pile of bills for the next generation.

Obama has said similar things. The difference is that Ryan has a track record of tough decisions trying to make that goal a reality. Obama's track record is mostly about rhetoric.

Ryan says his generation is ready to make tough decisions. This election should show how many of all generations are willing to do that.

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.