This morning, in an interview on CNBC, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) was told by CNBC anchor that a recent poll shows Mitt Romney trailing Barack Obama among Catholics.
Without hesitation, Ryan said “Leaders change polls. We don’t follow them.”
Ryan’s interview was primarily about pro-growth economic policy and his upcoming “America’s Enduring Promise” speech at Georgetown University. Ryan asked the simple and powerful question (simple is often important for powerful, after all) “Why don’t you just keep your money in the first place?” rather than jumping through federal hoops, hoping Washington, DC may give you some of your money back.
Rep. Ryan made many other important points; I encourage you to watch the entire 12 minute interview.
Paul Ryan is getting better in front of the camera with each passing month. The left portrays him as slightly more evil than Satan, but anyone who actually sees and hears Ryan can’t help but believe that his high hopes for America and goodwill toward Americans are heartfelt and sincere. Mitt Romney will have to consider him for VP, though I would prefer Ryan to stay where he is for now and just try to teach Romney to understand the budget.
(Paul Ryan for President in 2016 or 2020!)