By JIM SUHR
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill.
House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) is comparing Republican Mitt Romney’s choice of a running mate to John Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat who won the White House in 1960.
The Ohio Republican says Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is also a good-looking, articulate young man. Boehner said he figures Ryan will do well boosting interest in the GOP in such places as college campuses.
Romney introduced Ryan as his vice presidential pick on Saturday. Boehner called it a “pretty bold” choice.
The House speaker commented Monday while addressing supporters of GOP House candidate Jason Plummer in southwestern Illinois. Plummer faces Democrat Bill Enyart in southern Illinois’ 12th Congressional District.