It's hard to make national headlines as Chairman of the Budget Committee, but Paul Ryan is making his mark.
And hopefully this is someone that can find a way to more senior office. I'd love to see how he would do as Governor of Wisconsin, but Republican wunderkind Scott Walker just won that job.
Senator, perhaps? Herb Kohl is up in 2012 and considering his age, 75, he may decide to retire.
Let's hope Paul Ryan gets the chance he deserves to raise his profile.
Need a reason why? Check out this fantastic vid of a recent appearance of his at American University: