Last summer, TheBlaze's S.E. Cupp interviewed Paul Ryan, asking the Wisconsin congressman a myriad questions which seem all the more relevant now that he is running for vice president.
The discussion was conducted during the budget deficit debate, where the nearly 14-year lawmaker made his mark among Republicans and Democrats alike by engineering the Ryan Budget. He explained that he was not the least bit surprised by the fact that Americans mistrust Washington and said the country is reaching a point where the majority of people are dependent upon government support.
There is a "net majority of takers versus makers," he said of the formula that is only bound to worsen the debt crisis.
Among the many topics touched upon, Ryan spoke about his Catholic faith as a guiding beacon and addressed why he believes there is a strong and growing contingent of Catholic liberals. He ceded that he is, indeed, a policy "wonk" and was even asked at one point about the possibility of running for higher office in the future.
During the discussion, Ryan provided much insight into issues that are still as pertinent today as they were last summer and in retrospect, it is clear that the Wisconsin native will prove to be a formidable contender.