Veepstakes: Rep. Paul Ryan being vetted by Romney campaign

Via NRO’s Robert Costa:

I’m reliably informed that Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Budget Committee chairman, has submitted paperwork to the Romney campaign. Sources confirm that he is being vetted for the vice-presidential nomination.

Ryan, one of the GOP’s brightest young stars, is clearly a favorite of Romney allies. But some top Republican officials are wary of plucking him from the House, where he is the party’s most influential voice on fiscal issues.

I’ve got mixed feelings about Ryan being picked as Romney’s veep, for the same reason mentioned above.  But the guy is as sharp as a tack, is extremely well-versed in policy matters … with room to grow, would be great in the “pit bull” attack role veep nominees usually assume, and would shred Biden in a debate.


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