Paul Ryan

Joe Scarborough Weighs in On Ryan Pick

"This is the first time that the national Republican Party has done something in over a decade that I go, 'Wow, you know what? That may be my party. "

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"Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough is a fan of Mitt Romney's pick of Paul Ryan as his vice presidential nominee, saying on the MSNBC morning show Monday that the Ryan selection is "the first time that I've been excited by something that the national Republican Party has done in well over a decade."

"Paul Ryan comes from a small group of either budget jedis, dorks or whatever," Scarborough said. "But there couldn't be a tighter fit — ideologically, at least — through the years with what a small group of us started trying to do in 1994," which was trying to tackle the budget deficit, he said.