-I've been a huge Paul Ryan fan for a long time. I used to live in Wisconsin, and was so impressed to see such a strong conservative get elected there.So after all the meshugas on the right over the past few years, the Republicans could wind up with two new leaders going into this election, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan. That’s a pretty excellent outcome for a party that has shown an amazing tendency to inflict self-harm.Ryan is the new House speaker and right now Rubio is the most likely presidential nominee. The shape of the presidential campaign is coming into focus. It’s still wise to expect (pray) that the celebrity candidates will fade as the shopping phase ends and the buying phase begins.~David Brooks
-I was excited when Romney put him on the ticket in 2012. If only the VP picks could've saved the actual candidates in both 2008 and 2012.
-So, when it looked like Ryan was going to get the speaker job, I was happy. It sounds like a grueling job to have, but I think Ryan could actually make a positive difference.
My friends, you have done me a great honor. The people of this country, they have done all of us a great honor. Now let’s prove ourselves worthy of it.~Paul Ryan