Like many Americans who are following the election, I watched with great interest Mitt Romney’s appearances with his Vice Presidential choice Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
Unless you’re a real wonk who follows the budget and deficit debate or somehow tied to policy-making on Capitol Hill, you may not know Paul Ryan. Here’s the thing: Ryan is the Chairman of the U.S. House Budget Committee and a 7-term Member of the U.S. Congress. He’s a policy wonk who scours budget and entitlement figures and who many on Capitol Hill feel has created innovative and provocative ways to preserve America’s future for our kids. He’s part of the “Young Guns” team with U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and U.S. House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy that changed the U.S. Congress two years ago.
Is the Ryan plan controversial? Yes, of course. Anything which challenges conventional wisdom and Washington status quo is a hot topic.
Earlier today, a casual observer asked me if the White House would fear Ryan on the ticket. Here’s what the Obama campaign said – Jim Massina, the Obama-Biden Campaign Manager in his own words:
What you need to know right now: This election is about values, and today Romney doubled down on his commitment to take our country back to the failed policies of the past.
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