Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan Team Up to Take the White House

ABC News' political team has all the latest on the rollercoaster presidential race.
3:00 | 08/12/12

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Transcript for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan Team Up to Take the White House
It's your voice your vote. The presidential race is now officially -- on new battle lines have been drawn after Mitt Romney chose conservative congressman and budget -- Paul Ryan as his running mate. ABC's political team is out in full force this morning covering all angles and we'll get to George Stephanopoulos and just a moment. First Jon Karl with the Romney Ryan campaign in Charlotte, North Carolina John the DT -- pieced together about how this was such a well kept secret are incredible. It looked like Mission Impossible but I've got to tell you with Paul Ryan on board the Romney campaign now believes this is a whole new race. The next president of the United States and expect the United States the next United States and Iraq with a running mate it burst of energy. November 6 we take our country back. Campaigning across Virginia Romney touted his picks blue collar roots and and his big ideas. We're gonna talk about issues had a vision for America. Dragged out of the dirt like you're saying for the Obama campaign. The message this team with serious ideas for serious. -- we won't ducked the tough issues we will lead. Not just ideas -- almost all VP candidates Ryan took right to the role of attack dog. -- -- -- -- Unemployment going up household incomes have gone down and -- first time in our nation's history our credit was downgraded. And how did Ryan gets -- Virginia without anyone knowing who. He would -- Romney's pick. While reporters staked out his house Friday in Janesville Wisconsin. -- snuck out the back door and escaped notice. -- going through a wooded ravine behind his house. Brian talked to reporters about that last night on Romney's campaign when -- And I don't. From there he was whisked to an airport in Illinois. Where he flew to Elizabeth City, North Carolina Friday night. And from there -- unnoticed Saturday morning to the announcement in Norfolk Virginia. Late last night on his campaign plane Romney told us with a Ryan now on the team is two on two instead of 211. And he added. -- they've now got somebody else to pick on to Entrust me. Democrats will that are already targeting Ryan as a big threat in an extremist.

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