Revenge of the Budget Nerds
Douglas Holtz-Eakin hails the Ryan pick as a victory for budget nerds:
They laughed at us. They mocked our obsession with deficits, pay-fors, appropriations, mandatories, discretionaries, trust funds, scoring, and reconciliation. And now Paul Ryan — budget chairman and fiscal analyst par excellence — is the Republican nominee for vice president of the United States.
It’s a fabulous choice, and not just because it’s a victory for budget nerds.