MADISON (WKOW) -- There was nothing but glowing praise traded back and forth between Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) and GOP Presidential front-runner Mitt Romney at a Town Hall meeting in Middleton Sunday.
"This man understands where we are, this man is a decent man," Rep. Ryan told the crowd about Romney.
"This guy has been a conservative since the day he was born, and I'm so glad he is in Washington fighting for Wisconsin and that he's here fighting for me today," said Romney of Rep. Ryan.
Mitt Romney's entire platform is set up around his economic record and views, which he continued to stress in a one-on-one interview with 27 News after that event.
"We recognize that you can't keep promising more and more benefits without the ability to pay for them and the people in Wisconsin and across the country are stopping and saying, OK, what can we afford? What can we pay?," said Romney.
It's the same type of talk coming from Paul Ryan, who wrote the Republican budget passed by the House of Representatives last week. It included $5.3 trillion in spending and tax cuts.
"Republicans and Democrats have put all these special interest loopholes in the tax code and what we're saying is, let's get rid of this, lets acknowledge that both parties are at fault for doing this," said Rep. Ryan.
Those similar viewpoints have many speculating that Ryan may become Romney's running mate, but Ryan told 27 News there's no factual basis for that theory.
"It isn't something we've talked about. He needs to get the nomination, that's first. Second of all, this isn't something I've given serious thought to," said Rep. Ryan. "That's something that requires a lot of deep discussion and consultation with your family and I haven't begun to do any of that. And I don't even know if I would have the opportunity to do it anyway."
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