Spiegel Online International occasionally summarizes the views of other European (mostly German) newspapers on the subjects of the time. Monday’s edition brought these remarks about the Republican Vice Presidential Candidate, Congressman Paul Ryan (R, WI).
From Süddeutsche Zeitung:
…Ryan fits in almost absurdly well with the caricature of Romney the Democrats have been painting for weeks now — namely that he is a cold, money-grubbing multimillionaire and would have to transfer nary a cent to Washington in taxes if his pupil Ryan actually got the opportunity to implement his radical fiscal concepts.
From Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung:
[Ryan's] ability to attract swing voters is likely to be limited. Although they may be dissatisfied with the current situation, it is unlikely that a radical restructuring of the social system will warm their hearts….
The choice of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential candidate is…an act of desperation.
And so on.
As I wrote a while ago about Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney, if the liberal European press doesn’t like Ryan, he must be pretty good.