Representative Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney have been saying such flattering things about each other over the last few days and it's prompted speculation of a vice presidential nomination. Even as Romney is eager to align himself with Ryan to solidify his conservative credentials, the Obama campaign is also trying to connect the two, hoping that the alliance will backfire in the general election. “He’s very much lashed to Ryan and the House Republicans,” says David Axelrod. “They share an economic view and a view on the budget,” which Obama advisers have taken to calling the Romney-Ryan budget.
2012 Justin Sullivan / Getty Images