I wonder, having seen Romney change positions over the last two weeks, if Ryan would have accepted Romney’s invitation to be vp. The Romney running against Perry, Newt, Cain, Santorum, Huntsman(I liked Huntsman) is not the Romney who debated Obama. Ryan is having to deny his own positions in order to advance his running mate and I can’t imagine he appreciates the changes made. I agree with dtroutma that Ryan isn’t stupid, especially when compared to some of the other minds in his party, but I do believe he has willingly compromised his principles for his party’s candidate and in hopes of being well positioned for 2020 if not 2016. I noticed he has continued his run for office in Wisconsin. Nice to have a back up position.C.