Ryan Midwestern Style

October 8, 2012 - 2:35 AM
FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2012, file photo, Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks to diners at Puritan Backroom restaurant in Manchester, N.H. Ryan is sorry you couldn’t get into his event here. He feels badly you had to wait for him to arrive at the county fairgrounds in Virginia. He wants to meet you but he promises he won't disrupt business by staying too long at your New Hampshire restaurant. Oh, and please, he says, take a seat. Ryan, a Wisconsin congressman and Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick, is a model of unassuming, Midwestern courtesy. That quality likely will be on display later this week when Ryan debates Vice President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)