Charlie Dent had already cast his lot with the Jacobins in the House GOP by voting for Paul Ryan’s budget twice, which famously included Ryan’s plan to scrap your guaranteed Medicare benefits and replace them with an ever-shrinking coupon and a wish.
But now he is pretending to be happy that Mitt Romney picked a far right lightning rod to join him at the top of the ticket, rather than an ignorable backbencher like Rob Portman.
“Governor Romney made a smart choice by selecting Paul Ryan to be his Vice Presidential running mate. Representative Ryan couples a warm personality and manner with a keen intellect. He has focused on bringing America’s debt under control so that it won’t continue to impede economic growth and job creation. And, he’s done this in a bipartisan manner, incorporating ideas to deal with our structural debt crisis that prominent Democrats have suggested. Paul Ryan has offered serious suggestions and solutions that address the enormous fiscal and debt issues confronting our nation, and that is in stark contrast to President Obama’s appalling lack of leadership on these matters.
“On a personal note, there’s no doubt that he’ll be an energetic campaigner. I’ve done enough P90X workouts with him to tell you that he’ll hit the campaign trail on his feet and running.