BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (Official Wire) — It’s safe to say that until recently, Republican Paul Ryan had never visited a lemonade stand with a dozen Secret Service agents in tow. And he almost certainly hadn’t discussed the tightness of his shirts during a national radio interview. Or been asked to play “word association” by a TV reporter.
It’s a whole new world for the Wisconsin congressman.
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In ways large and small, life has changed for Ryan in the two weeks since Mitt Romney named him as running mate. Before that, Ryan was an up-and-coming but little-known House member still untested on the national stage.
Now, he’s a GOP vice presidential hopeful whose days are a blur of rallies, fundraising events, local television interviews and plane flights, during which he reads news accounts of the campaign and pores over policy briefing papers on his iPad. Some things, of course, haven’t changed. He still adheres to a strict exercise regimen each morning — only these days, he does cardio in the hotel fitness center or works out in his room, instead of the House gym. A single Miller Lite in the evening is his only indulgence.
Read more at Official Wire. By Beth Fouhy.