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Campaign 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / Vice President #1028644

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 11, 2012
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(London: Brian Williams) Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's selection of Wisconsin conservative Representative Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate introduced; photos shown.

(Manassas, Virginia: Peter Alexander) The Republicans' choice of Ryan examined; details given about Ryan's budget plan to cut public spending and Medicare; scenes shown from Virginia. [ROMNEY - introduces Ryan as the "next president of the United States."] [RYAN - promises we will lead.] The response of the Obama campaign noted and Newt Gingrich quoted. [Former Governor Tim PAWLENTY - comment.]

(London: Brian Williams) The factoids about Ryan and the tickets noted.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Ryan's background reviewed; scenes shown; details given about the early death of his father, his early interest in politics, his being a sportsman, his wife, Janna. ["Morning Joe"'s Joe SCARBOROUGH, "Time" magazine correspondent Michael CROWLEY†, RNC chair Reince PRIEBUS†- talk about Ryan.]

(London: Brian Williams; Washington: Chuck Todd, David Gregory; Virginia: Garrett Haake) The energy with the Ryan selection by Romney, what the Ryan pick gets/does not get Romney, how the Democrats will portray Ryan and how the selection was kept secret discussed.

(London: Brian Williams) Tomorrow's "Meet the Press" about Ryan previewed.

Williams, Brian;
Alexander, Peter;
Mitchell, Andrea;
David, Chuck Todd,;
Haake, Garrett

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