“Paul Ryan can take on that constitutional responsibility.”

That’s Lubbock Rep. Randy Neugebauer on KFYO responding to a question about  whether Mitt Romney’s choice for  VP is ready to step in as president if there is a vacancy.

“He’s very smart,” Neugebauer said.  “He’s been a member of congress for 12 years.  So he’s been exposed to a very broad amount of issues.  Not just the budget issues.  But foreign policy issues, defense issues, all of those things.”

Ryan is currently chairman of the House Budget Committee.