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Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wis. speaks at the Values Voters Summit in Washington on Sept. 14, 2012.
The Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said protesters in the Middle East are spurred by a White House that is failing to lead.
The seven-term Wisconsin congressman spoke at the Family Research Council’s annual summit Friday morning in Washington.
Ryan said President Obama hasn’t shown “steady, consistent American leadership” in response to the attacks on U.S. embassies and consulates.
Ryan said mixed signals is symptomatic of how the Administration handles foreign affairs and that he was doubtful the president would improve in the future. In comparing a Romney-Ryan administration, Ryan said the economy is just as important to voters who are concerned about moral issues.
“The Obama economic agenda failed not because it was stopped but because it was passed. That’s a key distinction,” Ryan said, sparking applause throughout the room.
“Ladies and gentlemen we cannot afford to make economic failure a two-term proposition,” he said.
And he also drew applause when noting that during the seven times he was sworn in on Capitol Hill, he sworn allegiance to God and not to the government and when he promised that one of the first actions Romney and he would do would be to “peel back all of Obamacare, that is a fact.”
He said when the former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney asked him to be his running mate, Ryan said he told him: “Let’s get this done.” He indicated that he was ready to work, ready to move the country forward and asked those gathered at the summit to do the same in less than two months.