You'll find some of the few dollars the president has allowed me to keep in your campaign contribution fund today.
By choosing Paul Ryan you have demonstrated that you care about ideas. Or, can at least be influenced to appear to care about ideas. We will see which it is, and it matters very much.
You have called this a pivotal election. Indeed, it is. Picking Representative Ryan indicates you appreciate what "pivotal" means.
You have drawn a clear, bright line on the federal budget and entitlement reform. Resist any impulse to blur it. Your choice remains inspiring only so long as there is no prevarication and no obfuscation about the choice we face in November. There must be no quarter given the statists now scurrying for cover. To do so now will destroy your campaign. That's the beauty of your choice.
It's going to get even uglier than it has been, and we expect you to stay the course you have set. We know who built that.
This election is pivotal because ideas matter. That is the whole of it. People who care about the Founding Principles of the United States are awakening to an innate, fundamental and visceral commitment to those principles. They may not be able to articulate this, or relate it to their daily lives, but Paul Ryan can show them why it matters.
The general population's ignorance of basic economics makes a campaign of ideas seem risky, but in our guts "we" know Obama is wrong. If "we" don't know that, the Liberty experiment is over. Paul Ryan can show us why.
Thanks, Mitt, you've given us the battle we want to fight.