NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The Wall Street Journal said Thursday U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R.-Wis., should be presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's pick for running mate.
"More than any other politician, the House Budget Chairman has defined those stakes well as a generational choice about the role of government and whether America will once again become a growth economy or sink into interest-group dominated decline," the endorsement read.
"Against the advice of every Beltway bedwetter, [Ryan] has put entitlement reform at the center of the public agenda -- before it becomes a crisis that requires savage cuts. And he has done so as part of a larger vision that stresses tax reform for faster growth, spending restraint to prevent a Greek-like budget fate and a Jack Kemp-like belief in opportunity for all," the Journal said.
"As important, Mr. Ryan can make his case in a reasonable and unthreatening way. He doesn't get mad, or at least he doesn't show it. Like Reagan, he has a basic cheerfulness and Midwestern equanimity."