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August 17, 2011

Ryan's Office Denies Report He's Considering Presidential Bid

Ryan's Office Denies Report He's Considering Presidential Bid

National Journal

Rep. Paul Ryan’s office is denying a report by the Weekly Standard that the Wisconsin Republican is seriously reconsidering a presidential campaign.

“While grateful for the continued support and encouragement, Chairman Ryan has not changed his mind," Ryan spokesman Kevin Seifert said.

The Weekly Standard, whose editors have been encouraging a Ryan candidacy, quoted an anonymous Republican source saying he was “coming around” and that he currently was on vacation in Colorado mulling over a presidential bid and its effect on his family.

Ryan has previously disavowed any interest in the White House, saying, "My ego isn't big enough, and my children aren't old enough."

Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, has represented Wisconsin's First District since 1999. He's emerged as a polarizing figure this year, after unveiling a controversial budget proposal that revamps Medicare. But he remains very popular with conservatives, who applaud his efforts to reform longstanding entitlement programs.

Wild Thing's comment........

Ryan has an amazing ability to see all angles of a problem and then come up with ways to solve it . This ability isn’t limited to economics so maybe one day he will run for President, it would be historical. It is my understanding that Congressmen don’t ever become President. In all our years as a country only one won and that was in the 18th century. The same with Michele Bachmann, but she is doing really well o who knows.

I really like and respect Paul Ryan.He was absolutely awesome when he took on Obama about his obamacare and he did it all with facts. Awesome!

Posted by Wild Thing at August 17, 2011 04:45 AM


Paul Ryan of Wisconsin has a bright future.

Posted by: Carlos at August 17, 2011 07:13 AM

Maybe a cabinet post? Treasury Secretary? Fed chairman?

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at August 17, 2011 11:23 AM

Marco Rubio is brilliant, but WE CANNOT GIVE UP ONE SINGLE SENATE SEAT!

Palin is too valuable in her super-chair role over the GOP, unofficial may it be.

Mr. Ryan, if old enough, could be a terriffic VP candidate, as could Michelle Bachman.

Romney can either jump up a cow's ass or retire as far as I care.

Rand Paul is also a valuable Senator.

Ron Paul is insane.

Lt. Col. Allen West would also be great VP, or possibly Sec. of Defense.

Gen. Petreaus would also be good as VP or Secy of Defense.

Let Guiliani be Secy. of State

Let Chris Christi be Secy. of Commerce

Wisconsin Gov. would be perfect as Secy. of Labor!

Posted by: Billy Ray in Cowtown at August 17, 2011 07:29 PM

Thanks for all your input I appreciate it.

Hi Billy Ray good to see you.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 17, 2011 07:31 PM