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And They're Both From Wisconsin

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The Washington Post's Dan Balz continues to chronicle the Cheesehead Revolution by noting that "If Rep. Paul Ryan is the intellectual leader of the Republican Party, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker may be its backbone."

He continues:


As Ryan provides the policy road map for a new conservative GOP, Walker is articulating a leadership ethic that turns some conventional wisdom on its head.

Wednesday was Ryan’s day at the Republican National Convention, his moment to accept the nomination as Mitt Romney’s running mate and to outline the details of a governing agenda to shrink the power of Washington, a plan he and Romney hope to implement if they win in November.

Walker is playing a supporting role to his friend and fellow Wisconsinite and to Romney. But the rousing reception he got from the delegates when he walked on stage Tuesday night points to the emotional bond he has forged with the party’s conservative base after standing his ground and winning a recall election in June....

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