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Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan, joined by his family after his acceptance speech on Wednesday. (AP/Charles Dharapak)
Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan, joined by his family after his acceptance speech on Wednesday. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

The GOP candidate for vice president, Rep. Paul Ryan, spoke to the nation Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention.

Ryan used his prime time speech to appeal to younger voters who may have become disenchanted with President Obama since 2008.

"College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life."

The crowd booed when Ryan criticized President Obama's health care law:

"And the biggest, coldest power play of all in Obamacare came at the expense of the elderly... So they just took it all away from Medicare. Seven hundred and sixteen billion dollars, funneled out of Medicare by President Obama."

The top of the ticket, Gov. Mitt Romney, will close the convention with a speech on Thursday night.

Guest:

  • Craig Gilbert, Washington Bureau Chief for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

This segment aired on August 30, 2012.

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