FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2004, file photo, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks at the Republican National Convention in New York. Throughout the rapid political ascent of the 42-year-old co

 

              FILE - In this  Sept. 1, 2004, file photo, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks at the  Republican National Convention in New York. Throughout the rapid political ascent of the 42-year-old co
FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2004, file photo, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks at the Republican National Convention in New York. Throughout the rapid political ascent of the 42-year-old congressman and vice presidential candidate to Mitt Romney, many of Ryan's Democratic adversaries have coupled criticism of his ideology with praise for his cordiality, diligence and thoughtfulness. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, File)