Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanOvernight Finance: Trump threatens NAFTA withdrawal | Senate poised for crucial Puerto Rico vote | Ryan calls for UK trade deal | Senate Dems block Zika funding deal Overnight Defense: Benghazi report fallout | Nearly 50 dead after Istanbul attack Lobbying world 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 McCainOvernight Defense: Benghazi report fallout | Nearly 50 dead after Istanbul attack The Trail 2016: 11 hours, 800 pages, 0 changed minds McChrystal backs McCain's Pentagon reform proposal 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.