Joe Biden http://wfae.org en The Week In Politics: Running Mates, Cut And Paste Ads, And The 'Charlotte Curse' http://wfae.org/post/week-politics-running-mates-cut-and-paste-ads-and-charlotte-curse <p>It's been a busy week in politics: Mitt Romney has finally chosen his running mate: Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan. The Romney/Ryan kickoff bus tour stopped in Mooresville over the weekend. WFAE political analyst Michael Bitzer joined Duncan McFadyen to talk about all the focus North Carolina is getting in the campaign.<br><br>MCFADYEN: Let’s listen to something they [Rep. Ryan and Gov. Romney] said at that campaign stop:<br><br><em>REP. RYAN: We know what this country was built on; we understand its principles. Our rights…they come from nature and God, not from government…applause<br> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 3036 at http://wfae.org Romney VP Pick An Appeal To Conservatives http://wfae.org/post/romney-vp-pick-appeal-conservatives <p>In the game of politics, each team needs its captains. And now, we know who the captains are: for the Democrats, it&rsquo;s still Obama-Biden. And for the GOP, it&rsquo;s now Romney-Ryan.</p><p>The 2012 election shifted gears Saturday with Mitt Romney&rsquo;s surprise announcement that Congressman <a data-mce-="" href="http://www.propublica.org/article/paul-ryan-reading-guide-the-best-reporting-on-the-vp-candidate">Paul Ryan</a> is his vice presidential nominee.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:05:31 +0000 Michael Bitzer 2623 at http://wfae.org Romney VP Pick An Appeal To Conservatives