Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanThe Hill's 12:30 Report Ryan has little margin for error in Speaker vote Chaffetz says he'll vote for Trump MORE (R-Wis.), the Romney campaign's vice-presidential candidate, argued that he has more foreign-policy experience than President Obama did when he ran for president.
Obama, then an Illinois senator, was hit repeatedly during his 2008 presidential run as not having a sufficient amount of experience to be president.
Similarly, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, after Sen. John McCainJohn McCainFlake gets early 2018 primary challenger Cruz: Precedent exists for keeping Supreme Court short-staffed Trump promises ‘new deal for black America’ MORE (R-Ariz.) picked her as his running mate for the GOP ticket, was regularly questioned about whether she had enough experience — both on foreign policy and domestic issues — to step in and be president.
Ryan earlier in the day revived a gaffe Obama made in his 2008 campaign for the White House, reminding a crowd assembled at a Pennsylvania steel plant of the president's remark that some voters are "clinging to their guns and religion."
"Remember this other time when he said people want to cling to their guns and religion?" Ryan said. "Hey, I'm a Catholic deer hunter, I'm happy to be clinging to my guns and religion."
In the same interview, Ryan also said he looked forward to his debate against Vice President Biden.
"We get along personally quite well. And so I’m looking forward to debating Joe on just our different visions for the future," Ryan added.