Ricochet's own Jonah Goldberg wrote a good article over at NRO about how, now that Daniels is out of the race, only Ryan can explain the intricacies of the budget and why the country must reform entitlements (here).
But, what convinced me Ryan is our only hope is a lengthy comment by Hope E. Changey, who has observed that the lefties react to Ryan the way a vampire does to sunlight. They may slander him in television ads and say nasty things about him in his absence, but when he is standing in front of them in all his obvious decency, integrity and intelligence, they're dumbstruck. Or they say something obviously false and condescending which makes them look small by comparison -- like Obama did at the health care summit.
Lots of people want to compare him to Reagan, the Teflon President, but I think he has something unique and necessary for the times. Bearing false witness against Ryan is like kicking puppies. It just isn't done. I think he terrifies the Obama machine.
I made the same plea to Mitch Daniels. I'm even more convinced about Ryan.
Please, Paul. Your country needs you. Your children need you to do this for them and the country you love. You are the right man in the right place at the right time.