It is all well and good for the president to schmooze with Republican senators. Each side might become better informed and more respectful of the other’s point of view as a result, and I hope something good comes of it.
But this Insider says the man to watch is Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). Ryan is ambitious and he is a thought-leader. He wants to be in a position where he can run for president in 2016, and he understands the budget better than anyone in the Republican ranks. Ryan won’t be fooled on substance and he won’t negotiate a deal that breaks with the conservative core of the GOP. Watch him on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace this Sunday, where he’ll discuss the new Republican plan to balance the federal budget in 10 years.Read the rest HERE.