Celebrity Reactions to Mitt Romney's Running Mate Paul Ryan

Posted Saturday August 11, 2012 4:00 PM GMT

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney officially announced that Representative Paul Ryan will be his vice-presidential pick this afternoon (August 11).

The Wisconsin congressman responded with joy stating, “I am deeply excited and honored to join you as your running mate.”

The political news sparked an outpouring of reactions in Hollywood as many celebrities tweeted their opinions on the choice.

Read their reactions below!

Eva Longoria: “With Romney and Ryan, the choice for women, students, veterans and the middle class couldnât be clearer… #Obama2012.”

Elizabeth Banks: I can confirm categorically that I am NOT Mitt Romney’s VP nominee. #gamechange

Michael Moore: “Channeling Bush, war supporters/military dodgers Romney & Ryan insult those who served by using battleship as their prop.”

Michael Ian Black: With this choice, Paul Ryan immediately jumps to frontrunner status as the 2016 Republican presidential nominee. Congrats.

Keith Olbermann: Breaking: Romney’s VP pick is Tim Tebow

Chris Regan: Romney at announcement wearing tie, no blazer. Ryan in blazer, no tie. HOLD ON TIGHT, AMERICA! [SFX: guitar shred]

Russell Simmons: Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, two men who will destroy our people…

Rob Delaney: Is that a Chick-fil-A ad? RT @Slate: Paul Ryan: “Our rights come from nature and God, not from government… this idea is under assault.”

John King: Oh boy. @MittRomney intros @RepPaulRyan as “next president of the united states.” #extrareadyondayone #VP

Andy Cohen: I really hope someone has the guts to ask Paul Ryan’s stance on the KStew/RPatz situation in California. #NeedClarification

Michael Skolnik: Both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have not served in the military, yet they run off a battleship to announce their big news. #Offensive

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