Here’s a video of Ryan from 1998 – after having just been elected to Congress – discussing his family and its history. I assume we will be hearing much more of this soon.
I thought this video was pretty compelling, showing the earnestness and sincerity that would win him the trust of his colleagues years later as a leader on tough issues like the budget, Medicare and Social Security.
Paul Ryan in 1998 On His Family’s Roots in Wisconsin
I don’t think it will be easy to demonize this man. But Obama will try.
Compare to the current VP, a real doofus if there ever was …
I think it is fair to say that Bill Bennett and Jack Kemp raised Paul Ryan policy-wise, when he worked at Empower America. The former secretary of education, who is a good friend and counsel for Ryan, says this morning: “This is a critical juncture in the history of this nation. We now have to decide if we love our country enough to do the responsible thing. This will not be easy but it’s what’s right and what’s necessary for the preservation of our republic. The President has not led; Romney and Ryan will lead, and ultimately, they will lead us back on the path to prosperity.”
The spirit of Jack Kemp is one Ryan keeps alive for a new generation — seriously confronting the “social justice” issues that the Liberals all too often seems to have a monopoly in public conversation.