Mitt Romney

Hey, GOP: Stop Fainting Over Paul Ryan as a Possible Veep Choice

Rep. could help Romney win entitlement reform fights.

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If you are a Republican political consultant, you are almost professionally obliged to be shocked and appalled at the prospect of Rep. Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate.

With reliable reports that Ryan's on Romney's short-short list, the weeping and rending of garments among the Republican political class has already begun. You mean, they lament, he's going to pick the Republican who embodies messing around with entitlements? The chairman of the House Budget Committee, for God's sake?