Monday 20 November 2017

Sam Youngman: Which Paul Ryan will turn up for US vice-presidential debate?

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan

REPUBLICAN Congressman Paul Ryan is a changed man.

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate made a name for himself as a bold fiscal crusader, willing to make big, unpopular cuts to entitlements to get US finances in order.

But since Romney tapped him in August to join his campaign, the vice-presidential candidate has become more prudent, avoiding detailed discussion of his budget plan and earning the nickname "mini-Mitt" for displaying a cautious streak like his boss.

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