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It’s Official: Paul Ryan is Being Vetted for Veep

RightWithReason Wrote: Jun 23, 2012 8:51 PM
I'm a gigantic fan of Paul Ryan. He's brilliant, saavy, and clear-headed about the direction this country needs to go . . . which is exactly why this is a bad idea. Taking a man so talented with fiscal and budgetary policy out of his influential position in the House and putting him in a place where he'll have to reallocate his attention to foreign policy, social issues, and tour the country making PR speeches for the administration is a waste of his gifts. A Romney presidency with a Paul Congress backing him up would be a powerful combination for getting the economy back on track. Hopefully Romney sees this and agrees. . . .

This story dropped Friday night, via National Review’s Robert Costa.

I’m reliably informed that Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Budget Committee chairman, has submitted paperwork to the Romney campaign. Sources confirm that he is being vetted for the vice-presidential nomination.

Ryan, one of the GOP’s brightest young stars, is clearly a favorite of Romney allies. But some top Republican officials are wary of plucking him from the House, where he is the party’s most influential voice on fiscal issues.

Earlier this week, Romney campaigned with Ryan in Janesville, Wis., Ryan’s hometown. Ryan previously stumped...