Choosing a Running Mate

The United States' $11 trillion debt is an issue the new Republican candidate for the vice-presidency, Paul Ryan, has close to his heart. As the country gets ready to vote, is America unusually divided on how to cut government borrowing? Plus do the spouses of political or business leaders, for that matter, always have to take a back seat?
Andrew Walker's guests this week are Diana Furchtgott-Roth a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and formerly an economic advisor to Republican presidents George Bush Senior and Ronald Reagan; Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress and a former director of domestic policy for the Obama-Biden presidential campaign; and Professor Iwan Morgan of the Institute of the Americas at University College London. And In the Balance's in- house comedian, Colm O'Regan, wonders whether he has what it takes to be a supportive spouse.

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Sat 18 Aug 2012 23:32 GMT

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