• • • Meet Paul Ryan, Romney's Ayn Rand-Loving, Catfish-Wrangling Running Mate
Rebecca Fishbein, Gothamist Atheism |The Fountainhead |Capitalism |Paul Ryan |Video | [L]ike all great love affairs, the Rand-Ryan romance was a doomed one. Rand's atheist principles are a total no-no for the God-fearing Republican Party, and in April Ryan backtracked on his Fountainhead fetish in an interview with the National Review. "I reject her philosophy," he said of Rand. "It's an atheist philosophy. It reduces human interactions down to mere contracts and it is antithetical to my worldview. If somebody is going to try and paste a person' view on epistemology to me, then give me Thomas Aquinas." The two-timing cad!