Representative Paul D. Ryan isn't just a Republican congressman from Wisconsin, a health nut or a deer hunter who makes his own bratwurst. He is what some small-business owners are calling a "bold" choice for vice president.
Over the weekend, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney surprised the public by offering his pick of running mate: Paul Ryan, a longtime political operative who also serves as the House Budget Committee chairman. Other politically safer picks like Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) and Rob Portman (R., Ohio) had been seen as front runners.
So far, it appears the choice was a good one -- at least as far as some small-business owners are concerned. "Politics has everything to do with business and for those who want to stick to just business are clueless about the relationship between government and business," says Michelle Armstrong an Entrepreneur.com reader. "The team of Romney and Ryan is brilliant. They will lead America back to greatness."