President Obama welcomed Paul Ryan to the presidential race at a fundraiser in Chicago Sunday afternoon, according to pool reporter Stephen Collinson. He complemented Ryan personally but said he represents a fundamentally different perspective than his own.
From the pool report:
"This kind of top down economics is central to Governor Romney and it is central to his running mate," Obama said.
"Just yesterday, my opponent chose his running mate, the ideological leader of Republicans in Congress. Mr Paul Ryan. I want to congratulate Mr Ryan. I know him, I welcome him to the race."
"He is a decent man, he is a family man, he is an articulate spokesman for Governor Romney's vision but it is a vision that I fundamentally disagree with."