John Nichols: Paul Ryan, Classic Business Republican

John Nichols: Paul Ryan, Classic Business Republican

John Nichols: Paul Ryan, Classic Business Republican

Paul Ryan isn’t a Tea Party crusader. He’s just your run-of-the-mill Republican, looking out for the 1 percent.

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Paul Ryan hasn’t always been a deficit hawk, or even a staunch conservative. Instead, he’s a classic Republican, looking out for the interests of the corporate world, and has connections deep within the political establishment. Nation correspondent John Nichols explains Ryan’s Republican politics, even as the Romney campaign tries to hold him up as a Tea Party activist.

—Max Rivlin-Nadler

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