Count one of my favorite blogresses as a fan of the fetching Paul Ryan:
What makes him a formidable figure and opponent to the president is his intellectual seriousness. (I will be the first to call for a budget summit, televised like the health-care summit, one with another round of Ryan vs. Obama.) At the American Enterprise Institute (where Ryan last appeared in a debate against David Brooks, who was thrilled by Ryan’s plan), Ryan offered an overview of his vision and his budget plan. He made both the philosophical case (“If the debt poses an existential threat to all we hold dear — if we truly believe that our current path leads to a debt-fueled economic crisis and to the demise of America’s exceptional promise — then let’s dispense with the trivialities”), and he went through the four core elements
Not only has the Wisconsin Republican shown the ability to make the tough choices necessary to put forward a fiscally responsible budget, bu he knows how to “roll-out” the plan, in Jennifer Rubin’s words, “with meticulous care.”
Read the whole thing, particularly to see how Rubin, the blogress in question, details Ryan’s PR skills.