Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Earlier today Mitt Romney announced that Rep.Paul Ryan (R-WI) will be his VP running mate. The pick couldn’t have been any better. Ryan is an articulate defender of founding principles, the right to life, and limited government. He understands that the fiscal mess and ballooning social programs that will burst in our lifetime need to be addressed. And now.

Ryan has proposed bold solutions to fix broken federal programs and can hold his own defending his ideas. The political left thinks they have an easy target in Ryan who hails from the swing state of Wisconsin. But if the political left thinks his ideas for reforming Social Security and Medicare are vulnerable, they should realize that larger government and inaction in the face of crisis will certainly doom these programs..Simply criticizing politicians who dare to face reality and attempt to fix the problem will likely doom the chances of incumbent critics as well.