Americans are desperate for a serious, intelligent, down-to-bedrock debate on the economy — and on the nation’s future. With Mitt Romney’s blockbuster selection yesterday of Paul Ryan as his running mate, they’re now sure to get one.
Ryan, the 42-year-old House Budget Committee chairman from Wisconsin, is one of the Republican Party’s shining intellectual lights. He’s led the national conversation on key fiscal issues and on the kind of country Americans want.
Ryan brings to the ticket an unshakable commitment to core conservative economic principles — free markets, equality of opportunity, consumer choice. And he approaches the nation’s problems with a maturity that should shame most of his Washington colleagues.
“We can turn this [economy] around,” he said yesterday, but it will take the “courage to tell you the truth.”
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