Convention Watch: Wednesday Night's Preview

Aug 29, 2012

Continuing our Updates from the Conventions series, we look forward to tonight's convention schedule, packed with some of the biggest names in the Republican Party. But one of the highlights of the night should be the speech at 10:00pm from the Vice Presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). As Chairman of the House Budget Committee and through his The Path to Prosperity, Ryan has brought fiscal policy to the spotlight in this election. We wouldn't be surprised to hear Ryan devote much of his speech to our deficit challenge and perhaps his budget. For a comprehensive look at the evolution of Ryan's budgets over the past few years, check out our comparison grid and our coverage.

Be sure to check out our coverage from the convention, as we will continue tweeting from @FixTheDebt and @BudgetHawks. Also, be sure to check back to The Bottom Line for more of our reactions to the Wednesday night's speeches.

Sen Rob Portman is due to speak sometime after 8:00 E.T. and may also discuss the debt due to his service on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the Supercommittee. Other speakers tonight include Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Senator John Thune (R-SD), former Govenors Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) and Mike Huckabee (R-AR), Govenor Susana Martinez (R-NM), and former Secretary of State Condolezza Rice. 

Our full guide to Representative Paul Ryan and his budget can be found here and the comparison chart here.