TAMPA - Paul Ryan plans to tell Americans on Wednesday
that he and Mitt Romney would try to resolve America's deep fiscal problems if
elected, in a speech in which the Republican vice presidential nominee said he
would not shy away from his tough budget proposals.
"The work ahead will
be hard," he planned to say in his evening speech to the Republican National
Romney picked Ryan, a Wisconsin lawmaker, as his No. 2 to try
to unify conservatives behind the Republican ticket and reach out to moderates
worried about the country's debt and deficits.
"Before the math and the
momentum overwhelm us all, we are going to solve this nation's economic
problems. And I'm going to level with you: We don't have that much time. But if
we are serious, and smart, and we lead, we can do this," Ryan will say in his
speech, according to excerpts released by the Romney campaign.