|Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin|
Whereas McCain confused things within the conservative movement by his pick of Sarah Palin (who energized some folks but turned off much of the conservative intelligensia), the pick of Paul Ryan has energized and focused the conservative movement and its support of Romney. It is now 'full speed ahead' for Romney/Ryan and the conservative legions in Washington and around the country.
If you are not very familiar with Paul Ryan, I would recommend you read the portrait drawn by Ryan Lizza in the New Yorker magazine. Though Lizza is a liberal, his article about Ryan is fair, even sympathetic, and very easy to read. You'll get a good summary of Paul Ryan's life, his politics, and his ideological convictions.
So, game on!