Three reasons why Paul Ryan would be a Speaker for the ages

2. He doesn’t just have political smarts. He has an agenda.

Paul Ryan is a really smart guy. A veteran congressman, he knows how the House and national politics work. That’s clearly important.

But something is even more important: an agenda. One reason why the Tea Party caucus in the House has been so ineffective is that they know what they’re against, but they don’t know what they’re for. Putting forward proposals gives you momentum and allows people to unite behind your proposals. It drives the conversation.

Paul Ryan is the perfect person for this. We need a Tea Party Speaker, but one who is actually smart about policy and has a vision for the future. Paul Ryan fits the bill.