Mitt Romney announced his choice as running mate, Paul Ryan, as "the next president of the United States" during an event at the USS Wisconsin exhibit in Norfolk, Va., on Saturday morning.
"Every now and then I'm known to make a mistake," Romney said to a delighted crowd. "I did not make a mistake with this guy. But I can tell you this . . . he's gonna be the next vice president of the United States."
Romney and his new vice presidential pick are embarking on a tour of battleground states after the morning announcement.