TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are the political world's newest odd couple. The two are bound by substance, but differ dramatically in style.
The running mates share a love of policy and a fascination with the world's economy and America's place in it. But where Romney is buttoned-up and reserved on the campaign trail, Ryan is relaxed and exudes a natural enthusiasm.
As Ryan prepares to address the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday night, the big question is whether he'll steal the spotlight from Romney, who speaks Thursday.
So far, Romney has tried to share in his running mate's appeal rather than seeking to outshine him.
Appearing together, Romney and Ryan have drawn crowds of up to 7,000 people. That dwarfs Romney's largest solo event recently.