Pick one government job or the other, Paul.
On this particular topic, I can't fault Ryan. After all, Biden and Lieberman did the same thing.
Yeah, and Lloyd Bentsen did it in 1988. He knew full well that Mike Dukakis was going to get clobbered and he didn't want to forfeit his U.S. Senate seat.
I didn't like it then, either.
Pick one office and run for that office. Commit.
With Paul Ryan, there's an additional element of hypocrisy. Ryan is all about the private sector. Fooey on gubmint! Yet Ryan has spent his adult life on Capitol Hill, first as a congressional aide and then as a member of Congress. For himself, he wants the public paycheck, bennies and lovely lifetime pension. For everyone else, it's whatever scraps they can wrest from capitalism.
Ryan doesn't dare drop his House re-election bid to run for vice president. He couldn't bear to live without sucking off the taxpayers. That makes his political philosophy somewhat inconsistent, to say the least.
At least with many of the Democrats -- hey, they love the government.