So it is a calming influence to think of US Rep. Paul Ryan and his Roadmap.
I don't have to agree with them, but it is refreshing to praise those who recognize realistic problems, and not the land-of-make-believe that most of the GOP seems to inhabit these days. Even the Daily Dish calls Ryan "A Republican Who Gives [him] Hope"
From the Post link:
Ryan said he does not think that voters would punish the GOP for shunning attack politics and for speaking plainly about the country's problems. He notes his own political success: He won reelection in 2008 with 62 percent of the vote despite coming from a district and a state that voted for Obama.
"It's really important, I think, not to run campaigns on some vague platitudes and rip down the other party, to hopefully win an election by default," he said. "You have to win an election by acclamation, by aspiration, by telling people who you are and what you are going to do, and then go do it once you get there."