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Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan double-down in Ohio with joint appearance



VANDALIA, Ohio — Thin Lizzy's hit, "The Boys Are Back in Town" blared as Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan bounded onto stage together Tuesday.

The crowd in southwest Ohio roared, and for a moment it was easy to recall the excitement and optimism that greeted Romney's decision to name the youthful, wonky Wisconsin congressman his running mate. Conservative activists and pundits alike hailed the selection back in August as a bold choice sure to elevate the presidential campaign into a sharp debate about bold ideas and starkly different visions.

Six weeks later, that still hasn't happened.

Read the full story from Adam C. Smith here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 7:07pm]


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