Dizzying Transition Underway For VP Pick Paul Ryan, Dan Senor Working With Him Full Time [View all]
WASHINGTON — Paul Ryan was in a Fairfield Inn in coastal North Carolina last Friday night, eating takeout food from Applebee’s in one of his last meals as an unknown to most Americans. Within hours, the Wisconsin congressman would undergo one of the oddest, headiest, and most dramatic transformations in politics: becoming a vice presidential nominee.
Ryan also has significant ground to make up on foreign policy. He has been on at least nine trips abroad, visiting at least 21 countries, according to a preliminary list from campaign officials and a Globe review of congressional records. But he is far more comfortable talking about deficit reduction and budget figures.
To help out, Dan Senor, one of Romney’s foreign policy advisers, is working with Ryan full time.