• Paul Ryan's Record Shows Flexibility on Policy
Peter Nicholas, Wall Street Journal Paul Ryan | Bill Whalen, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a former speechwriter for former Republican Gov. Pete Wilson of California, said such spending requests should be evaluated on their merits, and that their existence probably wouldn’t affect the party’s opinion of its new candidate. He noted Mr. Ryan’s “three avatars” are Ayn Rand, Milton Friedman and Jack Kemp. “For conservatives, that’s a pretty good trinity,” Mr. Whalen said.