FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2003 file photo, William Bennett speaks at a news conference in Altamonte Springs, Fla. The list of Paul Ryan's mentors includes some of the biggest conservative

 

              FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2003 file photo, William Bennett speaks at a news conference in Altamonte Springs, Fla. The list of Paul Ryan
FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2003 file photo, William Bennett speaks at a news conference in Altamonte Springs, Fla. The list of Paul Ryan's mentors includes some of the biggest conservative names of recent decades, including Jack Kemp and Bill Bennett. Yet the ideological roots of Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate, including his emphasis on individual responsibility and small government, sprouted from Ryan's small-town Wisconsin upbringing and a libertarian college professor. His outlook and career also have been nurtured by a devotee of supply-side economics who is now a top aide to another rising Republican star, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. (AP Photo/Peter Cosgrove, File)