by Carol Thompson
Presidential Republican candidate Mitt Romney has selected Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate.
Who he is and how he will impact the outcome of the presidential election is the topic of conversation in political circles.
According to an Aug. 12 Gallop poll, nearly six in 10 polled are not familiar with Ryan to offer an opinion of him.
That leaves the local party chairman with a responsibility to educate voters as to who Ryan is and what he stands for.
Oswego County Republican Chairman Michael C. Backus said he is ready to take on that challenge.
“I am proud to welcome Congressman Ryan to the race,” Backus said. “I know he and Governor Romney will be a tremendous ticket that will help us win not only the White House this November but a number of House and Senate seats.”
Backus added, “Congressman Ryan brings with him an insatiable appetite for confronting issues facing this nation head-on. He will not shirk away responsibility today, to deal with it tomorrow.”
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