Mitt Romney’s vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has been described as “hunting obsessed”. Jay McAninch, CEO of the Archery Trade Association, told ABC News that Ryan is a great hunter and an archery “aficionado” who’s “always consumed with trying this and trying that.”
Ryan’s love of bowhunting has even affected some of his legislative priorities. For instance 10 years ago he passed a bill that lowered taxes for domestic arrow manufacturers.
However, Ryan’s latest comments reveal that bowhunting has had a far larger impact on his career. At the 3:08 mark of this YouTube video parodying MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” Ryan compares bowhunting to public speaking and reveals how it’s made him a better congressman:
So, remember parents, take your kids bowhunting. It may just lead them to the White House.