Rep. Paul Ryan has been chosen to give the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address. Why did Republicans choose this seven-term Congressman from Wisconsin?
Scott Anderson/journal times/AP
And now Rep. Paul Ryan is the man who’ll deliver Republicans’ response to Mr. Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night.
He may be a seven-term congressman, who’s now Chairman of the powerful House Budget Committee, but on first blush Mr. Ryan looks and acts like the average white yuppie dad you’d see tailgating at a Green Bay Packers game in his native Wisconsin.
It’s that casual, everyman exterior – with a budget-wonk brain – that’s made Ryan a Republican up-and-comer.