Paul Ryan loves Ayn Rand. Or maybe now that he’s running for vice president, he loves her not. The Wisconsin congressman tapped to be Mitt Romney’s running mate has cited Rand’s objectivist philosophy, which divides the world into the noble “makers” and the reprehensible “takers,” as one of his guiding principles even though a few months ago he began backing away from her because she was an atheist. But Ryan’s not the only Rand acolyte in American politics. From Alan Greenspan to Barry Goldwater, The Daily Beast finds her most famous fans.