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GOP VP Nominee Paul Ryan: 'Unite for the Sake of America!”

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan told a packed GOP national convention Wednesday night to unite “for the sake of our country.”
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 8/30/2012, 10:29 AM

GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan and family
GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan and family
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Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan told a packed Republican National Convention Wednesday night to unite “for the sake of our country.”

From the podium in Tampa, Florida, the Wisconsin Congressman wrapped up his acceptance speech following his nomination to run as presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate on a rousing note.

"Whatever your political party, let's come together for the sake of our country. Join Mitt Romney and me,” he urged. "Let's give this effort everything we have. Let's see this through all the way. Let's get this done!”

The young candidate gave a nod to college students and graduates who have been struggling in the current recession.

"College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life,” he said.

“Everyone who feels stuck in the Obama economy is right to focus on the here and now,” he said... You have not failed; your leaders have failed you... The issue is not the economy as Barack Obama inherited it, not the economy as he envisions it, but this economy as we are living in it.”

Ryan, who is Catholic, mentioned briefly that Romney, a Mormon, is “prayerful and faithful.” He commented that their “different faiths come together in the same moral creed.

"We believe that in every life there is goodness; for every person, there is hope. Each one of us was made for a reason, bearing the image and likeness of the Lord of life.”