This weekend, the New York Times reported on the obvious: Paul Ryan has been notably absent from the headlines in the final stretch of the campaign…
Representative Paul D. Ryan may have largely disappeared from the national spotlight down the campaign homestretch, ceding attention to Mitt Romney. But if the Republican ticket prevails, Mr. Ryan plans to come back roaring, establishing an activist vice presidency that he said would look like Dick Cheney's under President George W. Bush.
But what is the veep candidate doing in these weeks before he expects to resume his rightful place as the dark puppet master working beside the more publicly-acceptable front man?
* Still running that marathon he claimed to have finished in under 3 hours.
* Filming a new series of Bowflex television ads, in case the whole politics thing doesn't work out.
* Hanging out in Gult's Gulch with Dagny Taggart and Midas Mulligan.
* Hiding in some alternative universe, where an Ayn Rand acolyte can credibly accuse the president of "taking the country down a path that compromised Judeo-Christian values and the traditions of Western civilization."
* Like a character actor, he's placing himself more fully into the role of Dick Cheney, by spending time at the former vice president's undisclosed location.
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