He never said he was an Objectivist. He's a fan of Ayn Rand's work, but he's a politician first, and also a Catholic, which is why he disavowed Rand (especially after he was being vetted as Romney's possible pick for VP). But in today's context, Paul Ryan is as good an electable politician as you can get. Check out Amy Peikoff's interview with Yaron Brook, president of the Ayn Rand Institute, on the Ryan pick. And to those who think this pick is "catastrophic", let me say that I prefer to save the word Catastrophic for things like a second Obama term.