Presidential election 2012 update: Mitt Romney tags Paul Ryan as running mate

Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan

Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan

Yes, it’s that time of year again when all forms of mass media explode with slanderous ads and vicious attacks — the true American spirit of democracy. And, in the upcoming weeks, it will get worse. In case you haven’t heard — which seems unlikely unless you have had your head stuck in a textbook for summer term finals — Mitt Romney has added Paul Ryan’s name to the Republican ticket for the presidential election of 2012. Naturally, some are ecstatic while others find this choice laughable. But, what does this mean for college students?

A glimpse at Ryan’s criteria

Ryan’s past achievements include:

  • Graduate of Miami University in Ohio, where he earned a degree in economics and political science
  • Elected to the U.S. Congress in November 1998 (R-WI) Read more