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No surprise here: Ryan expected to go after President on economy

By on August 29, 2012

Rep. Paul Ryan will attack President Obama’s economic record and discuss GOP efforts to help the middle class, according to excerpts of his primetime speech on Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention.

Ryan will focus on selling Romney to Americans, declaring. “Our nominee is sure ready. His whole life has prepared him for this moment – to meet serious challenges in a serious way, without excuses and idle words. After four years of getting the run-around, America needs a turnaround, and the man for the job is Governor Mitt Romney.”

Another pillar of the speech will be President Obama’s record, from the evils of the Affordable Care Act to his record of job creation. “We have a plan for a stronger middle class, with the goal of generating 12 million new jobs over the next four years,” Ryan said in the excerpts released by the campaign.

The speech will also present the final months of the presidential campaign as a choice between two drastically different visions for the country. “You are entitled to the clearest possible choice because the time for choosing is drawing near. So here is our pledge. We will not duck the tough issues. We will lead. We will not spend four years blaming others. We will take responsibility. We will not try to replace our founding principles. We will reapply our founding principles.”

As he has in his stump speeches since joining the ticket, Ryan is expected to cast himself as a small-town guy and go light on the policy details he’s known for as the chairman of the House Budget Committee.

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