Paul Ryan, Gen X on the GOP Ticket

Why Mitt Romney believes this young gun can rev up his bid for the White House.
3:00 | 08/29/12

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Are the featured speakers Paul Ryan Mitt Romney's 42 year old running mate when he takes the stage it will be a moment of pride for some. In the -- lose a generation ABC's David Wright tells us war. Do -- well groomed white -- At first glance about his cutting edge as the J. Crew had -- But this ticket does blaze new ground Mitt Romney first Mormon ever nominated. If Paul Ryan first person from generation acts -- to be on a major party ticket. It's. Ryan is squarely in the age bracket who know where they were when her -- Committed suicide. Weren't even alive for JFK or RFK. In fact on his FaceBook page Ryan listen Nirvana among his favorite -- along with -- And Rage Against The Machine -- Apparently the feeling is not mutual. And Rolling Stone the lead guitarist Tom Morello recently said Ryan is the embodiment of the machine. I don't think he's the machine I think he's trying to change machine he turned changer in the broken she. Like a lot of the gen X there's hanging out today atlas lanky young guns lounge in Tampa. Seems to be a gen X -- in the Alex. And trappings fashion. Remember family ties. Kinda guy you could bring home the. Mom I mean the guy was homecoming king you know you don't need to be homecoming king -- He's going -- here you're cool guys I don't understand why everyone he hasn't artistic and he's in Italy budget and economy. We're going to leave Ryan's FaceBook stats reveal that the majority of the two million -- From baby boomer not gen X there's. We want to grow the pie so everybody has a chance at the American idea but in a real way Ryan's gen -- status may partially explain his approach to policy. Specifically his call for entitlement reforms and this is a generation -- doesn't believe social security and Medicare will still be around when they retire. But I mean I'm 29. Lot of my friends are now employed which means you know they're working jobs darkness and -- four moving with their parents. Not earning incomes and they thought they would be honest more people live at home with their parents today to the house since 1950. We have more people young people unemployed since the government started keeping track in 1948 at the end of the day it. This generation deserves better and this generation can do better -- -- -- Paul Ryan Jan haxor. No job. I'm David Wright for Nightline in to him.

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