Boehner: 'Couldn't Be More Proud' of GOP Ticket

Monday, 13 Aug 2012 05:14 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

House Speaker John Boehner hasn't forgotten the help he got from the Ohio college student who staked up the campaign signs during Boehner's first congressional run. Twenty years later, that student, Paul Ryan, is the Republican candidate for vice president.

"I couldn't be more proud of our ticket," Boehner, R-Ohio, said Monday during a breakfast fundraiser for Jason Plummer, the GOP nominee for an open southern Illinois congressional seat.

Boehner said Democrats were "almost gleeful" that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had chosen Ryan as a running mate as he opposes President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

"But I'll tell you what — I'll put Paul Ryan in a debate with Joe Biden any day," Boehner said.

He likened the 42-year-old Wisconsin congressman's charisma and good looks to John F. Kennedy's, never mind that Kennedy won the White House in 1960 as a Massachusetts Democrat.

Boehner called Romney's choice of the seven-term congressman "pretty bold" — evoking applause from the roughly 500 people attending the Plummer campaign event in this St. Louis suburb — in light of the "safer choices Gov. Romney could have taken, but he didn't."

Boehner said he considers Ryan, the House budget chairman, well-suited for the job.

"There's nobody who knows more about the debt crisis we face than Paul Ryan," he said.

Romney's confidence in Ryan, Boehner submitted, shows Republicans, independents "and, frankly, President Obama, we're on offense."

Boehner took a political jab at Obama, reciting the portion of the July 13 speech in which the president remarked, "If you've got a business — you didn't build that."

While the context of Obama's remarks showed that he was referring to teachers, infrastructure and other factors he said play a role in a person's business success, the House speaker repeated the Republican view that Obama was being dismissive of the efforts of business people.

Having once run a small business in the plastics and packaging industry, Boehner quipped that while he was lying in bed worrying about such things as accounts receivable, "I don't remember Barack Obama lying next to me, holding my hand."

Boehner said that Obama's policies haven't worked "because the president doesn't understand how the real world we live in really works."

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

US Hikes Fees for Renouncing Citizenship

Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 22:22 PM

The United States has more than quadrupled the fee to renounce citizenship as record numbers of citizens file to become  . . .

Rabbi Boteach: New York Times Censored Our Anti-Radical Islam Ad

Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 22:13 PM

The New York Times has censored an advertisement taken out by the pro-Jewish group This World: The Values Network, its e . . .

Report: Doctors Bringing Joan Rivers Out of Medical Coma

Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 18:19 PM

Comedian Joan Rivers, who went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office, was being brought out of her medically induced  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved