President Obama Mocks Paul Ryan’s Love of Ayn Rand

Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during a campaign rally in front of the USS Wisconsin August 11, 2012 in Norfolk, Virginia.
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Ayn Rand is one of those things that a lot of us, when we were 17 or 18 and feeling misunderstood, we’d pick up,” said President Obama when asked by Rolling Stone to speculate on how Paul Ryan’s Rand obsession might affect his vice-presidency. The president continued: