He said Ryan's knowledge of budgeting issues should give him an edge against Biden, but Thornberry also said it's important for the American people to understand not everything the candidates say in debates will actually happen.
"Everybody needs to remember, through all these debates, that a president can only sign or veto a bill," explained Thornberry, "Congress actually writes the bills. So under a Romney/Ryan administration, I think there would be a great chance to put into law some of the ideas that the House has passed the last two years."
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