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Paul Ryan’s new path to power
Politico, by Mike Allen & Jim Vandehei

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 2/5/2013 2:46:50 PM

Paul Ryan feels pinched by competing paths to power. His friends tell us the most obvious route — a run for the White House in 2016 — holds less appeal to him with each passing day. “He has no interest in the sheer grind of campaigning,” said a conservative who recently spent time with Ryan. “It’s hard to see him having ‘what it takes.’” Instead, Ryan seems increasingly intrigued with the prospect of amassing more power within Congress, using his juice in the House leadership to promote his trademark Medicare plan and engineer spending cuts. The friends say this path

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/5/2013 3:40:43 PM     (No. 9160324)

I´m a big fan of Paul Ryan. As the article suggests, "power" to him.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/5/2013 3:49:23 PM     (No. 9160338)

I wonder if this is just another Journolister/Politico "invented story" to target Paul Ryan, and therefore all Republicans.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 2/5/2013 3:54:06 PM     (No. 9160345)

The "grind of campaigning" is one reason it´s hard to get good people. The ones that are there for the wrong reasons, love the campaigning & the accolades of the low info masses. The good people would rather be doing something constructive with their lives than being shown off like a trained seal.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 2/5/2013 5:36:44 PM     (No. 9160456)

If he wants to feel the power of the people, he should initiate an action to defund Obamacare. Let it rot and die on the vine
penniless. Then he can start championing other causes.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 2/5/2013 6:35:52 PM     (No. 9160541)

Did anyone ever think about shortening the campaign season to maybe six months? Or anything other than four years would work.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: smcchk, 2/5/2013 7:40:53 PM     (No. 9160610)

Happy to hear that Ryan wants to stay in Congress. He will be speaking at our local Lincoln Day dinner on Saturday. We are very lucky that, in Wisconsin, he was allowed to tun concurrently for Vice President and Congress.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Penney, 2/5/2013 8:34:50 PM     (No. 9160655)

Will GOP voters EVER AGAIN have the opportunity to vote for those who actually merit being at the top of the ticket rather than simply the last man standing, regardless of merit?

Sarah Palin was the best potential candidate since Pres. Reagan but we never had the opportunity to vote for her. ...And so we lost yet again. Something is very wrong with the current thinking of the national GOP leadership. The various states have much better GOP representation as they are closer to the local people & so they respond more to those they represent. ...The proof is in the pudding, as the GOP is doing great at the stste level. Thus, Ryan may be making a wise choice. We will see.

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