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August 12th, 2012
02:38 PM ET

State of the Union Crib Sheet for August 12th

Today on “State of the Union,” top campaign advisers to both candidates argued over the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as Romney’s running mate, attempting to draw stark contrasts between the policies of both parties. Romney adviser Ed Gillespie told Candy, “The message was that this is a big election, and it is about big issues, and it needs to be serious. …Picking Paul Ryan says we are going to choose someone here who has a record of taking on the tough issues, of facing the challenges that we confront as a country and providing solutions and answers to those things." President Obama’s senior campaign adviser David Axelrod called Ryan’s views “quite extreme.” "Congressman Ryan is a right wing ideologue, and that's reflected in the positions he's taken,” Axelrod said.

August 12th, 2012
01:09 PM ET

What do Democrats think of Paul Ryan?

Rep. Chris Van Hollen shares his thoughts about Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick, Paul Ryan.

Filed under: Chris Van Hollen
August 12th, 2012
12:46 PM ET

"Game changer" vs. "more of the same"

Former NH Gov. John Sununu weighs in on Mitt Romney's decision to pick Paul Ryan as his vice presidential pick.

Filed under: John Sununu
August 12th, 2012
11:51 AM ET

Will picking Ryan put Wisconsin in play?

Rep. Ron Kind (D) Wisconsin on the 2012 campaign and how Paul Ryan could influence the outcome in his state.

Filed under: Ron Kind
August 12th, 2012
11:43 AM ET

Romney, Ryan & the Tea Party

Sen. Ron Johnson talks to Candy about the Tea Party's view of Paul Ryan.

Filed under: Ron Johnson
August 12th, 2012
11:39 AM ET

Analyzing the Romney-Ryan ticket

Ron Brownstein & Dan Lothian weigh in on why Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan as his vice presidential pick and assess how it will affect the 2012 race.

Filed under: Paul Ryan • Ron Brownstein • State of the Union
August 12th, 2012
10:57 AM ET

Gillespie on Romney's likeability

Senior Romney Campaign Adviser Ed Gillespie talks to Candy about how they plan to increase Romney's likeability.

Filed under: Ed Gillespie
August 12th, 2012
10:33 AM ET

Selling Ryan's Medicare reform plan

Ed Gillespie, senior Romney campaign adviser, weigh's in on how Paul Ryan's medicare plan will affect the Romney campaign's strategy.

Filed under: Ed Gillespie
August 12th, 2012
10:04 AM ET

Axelrod: Ryan's ideas are "extreme"

David Axelrod, Obama's top adviser, weigh's in on how Paul Ryan will affect the Obama campaigns strategy.

Filed under: David Axelrod
August 12th, 2012
10:01 AM ET

Axelrod: Ryan is a "right wing ideologue"

David Axelrod, Obama's top strategist, takes on Romney's vice presidential pick, Paul Ryan.

Filed under: David Axelrod • State of the Union
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