One thing the campaigns agree on is that adding Ryan to the ticket has dramatically changed the tone of the campaign and clearly defined the choice voters face in November.
"Ryan has had a very beneficial effect on the debate," said Ed Gillespie, another senior adviser to Romney. "Paul Ryan has given us a real jolt in terms of the number of volunteers signing up and the donations coming in online."
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.