Paul Ryan Endorses Mitt Romney

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 14: House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) addresses The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget's annual conference June 14, 2011 in Washington, DC. Earlier in the conference, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that lawmakers need to increase the federal debt limit or risk economic damage. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Photo: Chip Somodevilla/2011 Getty Images

Now that the Wisconsin primary is only four days away, Representative Paul Ryan — fresh off yesterday's non-victory — has announced that he thinks Romney deserves the Republican nomination, calling him "the best person to beat the president." (Generous of him, considering Romney's sly dis of his budget plan last week.) The congressman also "laughed off" the idea that he'd decided to back Romney because he'd promised to make him his running mate: "No, that’s ridiculous. We’ve never discussed that at all,” Ryan said, with his signature "creativity."