The pick of Paul Ryan? A Mormon-Catholic ticket to appeal to a bumptiously Protestant voting base? This’ll get interesting. I’m keeping an eye out for any tantrums of the religious right’s this weekend.
The recent, long Ryan Lizza New Yorker piece was sent to the roundup this week — here it is if you missed it:
And CJR’s overview of it —
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They used this pull quote:
To envisage what Republicans would do if they win in November, the person to understand is not necessarily Romney, who has been a policy cipher all his public life. The person to understand is Paul Ryan.
Lizza is “genuinely surprised” about the pick:
For one thing, Ryan has no significant private-sector experience. Besides summer jobs working at McDonald’s or at his family’s construction company, or waiting tables as a young Washington staffer, Ryan has none of the business-world experience Romney frequently touts as essential for governing. In the run-up to his first campaign for Congress, in 1998, that gap was enough of a concern for Ryan that he briefly became a “marketing consultant” at the family business, an obvious bit of résumé puffing.
But Ryan’s Washington experience is also light, at least for a potential President—which, after all, is the main job description of a Vice-President. Ryan has worked as a think-tank staffer and Congressman, but he’s never been in charge of a large organization, and he has little experience with foreign policy. Given how Sarah Palin was criticized for her lack of such experience, I’m surprised that Romney would pick someone whose ability to immediately step into the top job is open to question.
And the experience that Ryan does have is not exactly what voters are clamoring for at the moment. The bulk of Ryan’s House career coincided with the Presidency of George W. Bush, during which he was a reliable vote for many Bush policies that have not aged well: Medicare Part D; the Iraq War; and the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Ryan told me that voting for all of that spending, which added trillions to the deficit, made him “miserable,” but he’ll need a better explanation in his October debate with Joe Biden.
His budget proposal —
Budget Committee Republicans’ Roadmap for America’s Future has a series of videos of him explaining his budget:
Paul Ryan’s Health Industry Ties
Ryan’s Top 20 Contributors, 2009 -2010:
Paul D. Ryan – Congressional Record entries
His House site has videos of recent appearances, mainly on Fox News & CNBC
As does his YouTube channel — http://www.youtube.com/reppaulryan
And, too a lesser extent, the House Budget Committee — http://www.youtube.com/user/HouseBudgetCommittee
He tweeted these videos:
Paul Ryan on John Roberts — on ABC’s This Week, July 1
Ryan says Obama can’t run on his record — on CBS’s Face The Nation, July 15
On Charlie Sykes —
Ryan Warns of New ObamaCare Costs
‘Our Rights Come from Nature and God, Not Government‘
Views on a Romney-Ryan ticket from around the web
VP Pick Sparks Outpouring Of Reaction
Paul Ryan’s strengths and weaknesses
Rep. Paul Ryan, Politics in America Profile
All 290 Pages of the Opposition Research File on Paul Ryan
Nate Silver: A Risky Rationale Behind Romney’s Choice of Ryan
CBO: Long-Term Analysis of a Budget Proposal by Chairman Ryan, April 5, 2011
The Ryan Budget: A Primer on What’s Now the Hottest Topic in 2012
What’s in the “Ryan” Budget Resolution?
Jane Mayer: Paul Ryan and the Influence of Ayn Rand
Paul Ryan – Ayn Rand’s Relevance in 2009
Evidently posted on his Facebook page back then.
Now apparently it’s a “slam” to say Paul Ryan likes Ayn Rand (from April)
The Truth About GOP Hero Ayn Rand
Wendell Potter: Rep. Ryan’s budget plan is a “Path to the Poorhouse”
With Ryan pick, Romney doubles down on economic radicalism
Think Progress roundup:
Five Times Mitt Romney Has Embraced The Ryan Budget
Meet Paul Ryan: Climate Denier, Conspiracy Theorist, Koch Acolyte
Does Romney Think Paul Ryan Is Qualified To Be President?
Hasn’t had Mitt’s requisite time in the private sector
Paul Ryan’s History On Welfare Undermines Romney’s Attack on Obama
More News & Analysis:
Ryan: Obama has ‘record of failure’
Paul Ryan, Congressman-Elect, at Age 28
On C-SPAN in 1998!
Republican House, Senate leaders praise Romney, Ryan presidential ticket
Romney’s veep short list applauds Paul Ryan
Reaction from Obama, Congressional leaders
Ryan Choice Caps Romney’s Journey From Centrist to Conservative
Paul Ryan Covers Romney’s Right Flank
Ryan Pick Brings Medicare to Center Stage
Poll: Ryan Could Help Turn Wisconsin Red
Will Romney’s choice of Ryan put Wisconsin back in play?
Paul Ryan House Race Can Proceed Despite VP Nomination
Wisconsin GOP Mulls Replacement if Paul Ryan Is VP
NYT’s original article: Romney Adds Ryan to G.O.P. Ticket
Milestones: Paul Ryan — biographical interactive feature
The Rise of Paul Ryan, Presumptive Vice Presidential Nominee
Influence profile: Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan Is a Brave Deficit Hawk, If You Ignore His Record And His Policies
Profiles in Cowardice: How the Beltway Punditocracy Gets Paul Ryan’s Plan Totally Wrong, from
Paul Ryan’s Message: ‘Courage’
Dave Weigel: Paul Ryan’s Party
Rejoice! It’s Ryan! — Conservatives are thrilled by Romney’s VP pick. So are Democrats. One camp is very wrong.
The Risks and Rewards of Choosing Paul Ryan
Tough talk: Romney is looking to shift campaign
Rep. Van Hollen has mixed feelings on Budget Committee rival Ryan as VP pick
Kevin Drum: Romney Picks Paul Ryan as Veep, Hopes Everyone Will Now Stop Asking About His Taxes
ACLU’s Anthony Romero: Ryan Has a Plan to Unravel Civil Liberties, Too
Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan Styles Couldn’t Be More Different
Paul Ryan Sponsored Fetal Personhood Bill, Opposes Family Planning Funds
Paul Ryan: Behind Blue Eyes
Lipstick on a Wonk
James Fallows: Paul Ryan: A Good Choice, but Please, Not a ‘Serious’ One
David Dayen: Thoughts on the Paul Ryan VP Selection
David Corn: With Paul Ryan, Romney Makes the VP Pick Obama Wanted
Ezra Klein: Mitt Romney will name Paul Ryan as his VP. Here’s what that means.
Liberal Groups, Unions See Opportunity in Paul Ryan Pick
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Romney-Ryan Economics Would be a Disaster for Seniors and the Middle Class
Mitt Romney’s VP Pick Resurfaces Fundamental Question: Do We Dismantle The Social State?
Marian Wright Edelman: Be Careful What You Cut
Romney Campaign Raises More Than $1M In First Four Hours Of Ryan Ticket
Contenders in GOP Senate primary weigh in on Ryan
Ryan will excite the GOP base, Walker says
Rep. Vos praises Ryan, signals congressional run unlikely
State political leaders react to Ryan selection
Janesville buzzing about Ryan’s new role
Sen. Cullen of Janesville: Ryan a “terrific individual”
Older media on Ryan & his budget:
March 12: Center on Budget & Policy Priorities statement on Ryan’s Budget Plan
Another Quarter-Million for Millionaires Under Ryan Tax Plan
Jon Chait’s April profile — The Legendary Paul Ryan
The right’s Etch a Sketch imperative
From April, Ryan Pushes the Camel’s Nose Under the Tent
re: his Catholicism
From March, on Face The Nation — Ryan: “We want to avoid a debt crisis”
From March, Ryan introduces GOP budget plan, slashing social programs and tax rates
Jon Chait from March, 2010: Paul Ryan And The Republican Vision
From March, The Truth About Paul Ryan
From March: Ryan Promises To Close Tax Loopholes, But Won’t Say Which
Mike Elk, April, 2011 : Unlikely Alliance Stopped Federal Rollback of Construction Wage, Worksite Protections
From May, 2011 – Paul Ryan: Secret Union Lover?
End of the Line — GM guaranteed the people of Janesville, Wisconsin, a good wage for a hard job. Those were the days.
SeptemberOctober, 2009 issue
Conservative reactions so far:
Larry Kudlow: The Reagan in Romney
John Fund: Smart Democrats Should Be Worried
Mo’ NRO: Substance and Style
Forbes’ John Tamny: In a Presidential Election About the Economy, Paul Ryan Was the Only Choice
Rupert Murdoch: “Thank God! Now we might have a real election on the great issues of the day. Paul Ryan almost perfect choice. “
Wall Street Journal – Why Not Paul Ryan?
Stephen Hayes & Billy Kristol: Romney Prepares to Pick Ryan
From March, Ryan: Romney Will Enact My Budget
“Join me in welcoming the next president of the United States, Paul Ryan.”
– Willard Romney, August 11, 2012