“Well, as you know, Janesville is a very Democratic town, but I’m a Republican,” Ryan explained to interviewer Stan Milam on Janesville-based WCLO radio station. “But I’ve always done well here because more people saw me not as a Republican but just as a Janesville guy. When you join the national ticket for a party, you become more seen as a Republican guy than necessarily a Janesville guy. And so, I think my image, or the thought most people had in their mind of me once I joined the Republican ticket was more ‘Paul Ryan, Republican’ than ‘Paul Ryan, Janesville guy.’”Sure, whatever. Let's just leave that one right there for the archeologists to dig up.
He added: “I still ran something like nine, ten points ahead of other Republicans in the county or in the city. Nevertheless, I think when you join a Republican ticket, it makes you more of an – people identify more with a party than as yourself, which has not been the case with me for most of my career.”
Oh, right. And that other stuff I did.