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This Is What More Paul Ryan Looks Like

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ICYMI, Politico quoted both Gov. Walker and me yesterday suggesting (in a tough love sort of ay) that the Romney campaign should be deploying Paul Ryan more effectively. The story generated headlines like this one in the Washington Post: "Walker: Unleash Paul Ryan."

In an interview with Charlie Sykes, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan should have a more substantive role in Mitt Romney’s campaign.

“I was enthused when Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan because I thought that was a signal that this guy was getting serious, he was getting bold,” Walker said. “I just haven’t seen that kind of passion I know that Paul has transferred over to our nominee.” The governor suggested that “pushback from some of the folks in the national campaign” was restraining the Wisconsin congressman from making detailed policy arguments.

Here's a good example of how Ryan can be effective, drawing the contrast between Obama's empty rhetoric and the stark reality of the economy in Ryan's hometown of Janesville.

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