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Poll: Is Paul Ryan the Right Running Mate for Romney?

The press releases and tweets have been flying since the announcement Saturday morning.

Poll: Is Paul Ryan the Right Running Mate for Romney?

After weeks of rumors, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney finally announced his pick for his vice presidential running mate: Rep. Paul Ryan from Wisconsin.

Ryan is the chairman of the House of Representatives' Budget Committee, and is a co-author of what the New York Daily News calls the House GOP's "deeply ambitious, and controversial, budget overhaul."

Ryan has served as the southeastern corner of Wisconsin's Congressman for nearly seven terms. 

Since the announcement, reactionary statements have been flying from both sides of the ticket.

President Obama's campaign manager, Jim Messina, wasted no time sending out a statement, in which he said Romney's pick is evidence that Romney has effectively "doubled down on his commitment to take our country back to the failed policies of the past," essentially criticizing Ryan's efforts to overhaul the country's budget.

The Daily News also quotes opinions of both fans and opponents of Ryan, saying Republicans will find that he will "energize" the GOP and force the Obama camp to step up their game.

However, the article says Ryan may prove to be "a bitter pill to swallow" for senior citizens, who may not like Ryan's radical viewpoints on the federal budget and, more specifically, Medicare.

The Huffington Post says, however, that both liberals and conservatives should be "thrilled" with Romney's surprise pick of Ryan, who is 23 years his junior, citing many nicknames already being given to the pair, such as "America's Comeback Duo" or "The Dream Ticket."

Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington tweeted Saturday morning that Romney's pick has solidified the fact that the November presidential election has ultimately become "a very clear choice between two distinct ideologies."

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