HURT: With Ryan pick, the adults are now in charge - Washington Times
TAMPA, Fla. — Ron Paul can justifiably take credit for deeply imprinting on the Republican Party agenda this year.
Though he was a pariah four years ago, his fierce defense of liberty, fiscal conservatism and containment of the federal government guided every campaign in the endless and tumbling Republican primary at least to some degree. Mitt Romney’s announcement this week that he supports auditing the Federal Reserve is but the latest example of Mr. Paul’s fingerprints.
But it is another Paul who deserves nearly as much credit for shaping the current Republican campaign in regards to both politics and policy. That would be Paul Ryan.
For years ensconced in boring House committee and subcommittee hearings, Mr. Ryan has toiled away in his nerdy, earnest manner running the numbers every conceivable way and arriving at very sobering conclusions about the future of voters’ most beloved entitlement programs.
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