Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Catholic Ryan won't rule out running with guy who reminds him of the '1950s

Lots of Paul Ryan news around the web today, so let's touch on each item briefly.

1. He headed to The Today Show, where he indicated his interest in becoming Romney's Veep by saying he hadn't given it much thought.

"I haven't given it enough thought to answer that question. It's never come up. The way I look at this is [that] it's somebody else's decision. It's months from now. I'm busy trying to do my job in Congress. If I cross that bridge, I'll make a decision then, but I haven't given it the serious kind of thought with my family that you would need to to give an answer to that kind of question."

2. In a New York talk to reporters, he played political geologist and cultural anthropologist, pinning down which era you'd be most likely to see a Romney walking in.

"He reminds me of a lot of people i grew up with, a lot of people i know, who have that Midwest earnestness," he said. "He's kind of a throwback to the '50s"

Also: "He's a very funny dude."

3. And the Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody released his chat with Ryan, in which the congressman explains how his faith helps shape his political thought.

"To me, the principle of subsidiarity, which is really federalism, meaning government closest to the people governs best, having a civil society of the principal of solidarity where we, through our civic organizations, through our churches, through our charities, through all of our different groups where we interact with people as a community, that’s how we advance the common good.

By not having big government crowd out civic society, but by having enough space in our communities so that we can interact with each other, and take care of people who are down and out in our communities"

So all in all, a big morning as Ryan for Veep buzz heats up, and I shouldn't end this post without a link to National Journal's new Veep power ranking, which has Paul climbing to the top spot.

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