THIS IS a classic.
Where’s Paul Ryan? Disappeared! Oh, but it’s all on his choosing… or maybe not. He’s very busy behind the scenes, which in politics doesn’t mean much if you’re not getting good publicity.
From Politico’s Jonathan Martin:
He seems to have fallen entirely off the radar of early state Republicans. Democrats bring up his name with more zeal than do people in his own party. And his footprint at the Conservative Political Action Conference was so faint that his being an afterthought was itself an afterthought.
What the heck has happened to Paul Ryan?
Just months removed from being on the GOP ticket, he has faded from the national political conversation in a way that’s remarkable for a politician possessed with youth, fame and ambition.
[...] But his rapid fade speaks to what appears to be a shift in both the Republican Party and the broader political culture.