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Campaign 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / Vice President #1028629

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 11, 2012
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(Studio: David Muir) Mitt Romney's selection of Wisconsin conservative Representative Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate introduced; photos shown.

(Manassas, Virginia: Jonathan Karl) The Republicans' bold choice of Ryan examined; details given about Ryan's plan to slash public spending and replace Medicare. [ROMNEY - introduces Ryan as the "next president of the United States."] [RYAN - speaks about the economy.] [Last year, RYAN - speaks about leaders.] [In 2010, RYAN - criticizes President Obama.] [Earlier, RYAN, former President Bill CLINTON - converse.]

(Studio: David Muir) The reaction of other possible vice presidential picks to the Ryan selection quoted. A look at who is Paul Ryan presented; family and individual photos shown; details given about his family, his political roles, musical interests. [With Christiane Amanpour, RYAN - says he wants to fix the debt situation.]

(Studio: David Muir) The stake out in Wisconsin at Ryan's home to see if he was be the veep choice reviewed; scenes shown from his property over the course of the day.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: David Kerley) The reaction of Obama's campaign to Ryan as the choice examined; several Democrats quoted; details given about political attacks on Ryan's plan. ["National Journal" editorial director Ron BROWNSTEIN†- says this helps Obama's campaign.]

(Studio: David Muir; Washington: Rick Klein) The Romney campaign's talking point about Ryan and his ideas, how Ryan could help Romney in Wisconsin and how Ryan represents a new generation discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Tomorrow's "This Week" previewed.

Muir, David;
Karl, Jonathan;
Kerley, David;
Klein, Rick

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