Mitt Romney’s running mate, Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, is a self-styled disciple of the late Jack Kemp, the buoyant conservative Republican who played a major role in shaping the political agenda in the last quarter of the 20th century.
Sam Byrne and Billy Collins had Pioneer Mountain at the Yellowstone Club to themselves, as usual. They were belting down the freshly groomed corduroy, carving fast, giant-slalom turns last year when--bam!--they collided, hard.
Anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital With Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan would influence economic and tax policy if Mitt Romney wins the White House much the way former Vice President Dick Cheney helped guide national security matters during George W. Bush’s administration.
Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has been viewed as the Republicans’ most in-your-face salesman, whipping up crowds with a hard sell. Representative Paul Ryan, the party’s vice-presidential candidate, is supposed to be the earnest, non-flashy policy wonk.