By now, you’ve all heard the news: Romney-Ryan 2012! The Republican nominee for President (yes, I’ve dispensed with the “presumptive” tag), Mitt Romney, has selected Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) as his running mate. His choice obviously departs from my prediction, but it’s a great choice.
I’m sure everyone knows a little bit about who Paul Ryan is, so I won’t detail his biography here. But I do want to hit a few high points for you—points I believe will are significant to the election. Rep. Paul Ryan is an energetic 42-year-old Catholic family man from Wisconsin. He is the always-controversial Chairman of the House Budget Committee and is about as conservative as they come. But what do these biographical points have to do with the election? Let’s review. (more…)