Thompson Comments on Paul Ryan's Commanding Debate Performance

Statement

By:  Tommy Thompson
Date: Oct. 12, 2012
Location: Madison, WI

Former Governor Tommy Thompson released the following statement after Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan's commanding debate performance.

"Tonight, Paul Ryan showed Americans what Wisconsin commonsense reforms look like," said Thompson. "With 23 million Americans unemployed or underemployed and our nation $16 trillion in debt, Americans need solutions from their elected officials. Unfortunately, Democrats like President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin would rather tear our country apart with their demagoguery and excuses.

"Paul Ryan and I are proven reformers. We are not content sitting idly by as the nation continues to suffer. Instead, we offer sound solutions. On November 6, Wisconsinites and Americans everywhere will have a choice to make between leaders who are willing to make the tough decisions or the same failed excuses that have been leading our country astray."