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Paul Ryan, 2016?
Hot Air, by Noah Rothman

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/23/2014 1:12:58 PM

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Republican Party’s bookish former vice presidential nominee, is starting to look like a candidate for the presidency in 2016. In August, Ryan will publish a book with a distinctly campaign-themed title, The Way Forward. On Tuesday, the Federal Election Commission approved of a nationwide book tour sponsored by Ryan’s publisher and the Political Action Committee the Wisconsin congressman founded, Prosperity Action PAC. “The book will address “the state of the conservative movement in America today, discuss how it contrasts with liberal progressivism, and explain what must be done to save what Representative Ryan refers to as the

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 7/23/2014 1:21:53 PM     (No. 9936880)

Absolutely OP, I´d like to see Cruz and Scott walker as well.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nimby, 7/23/2014 1:23:47 PM     (No. 9936883)

Especially after what he did to the veterans budgets and support of amnesty?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/23/2014 1:28:45 PM     (No. 9936885)

A nonsense article. Name the last member of the House to run and win the WH?

I can´t...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pearson365, 7/23/2014 1:32:04 PM     (No. 9936889)

After Ryan allowed Biden to dominate if not own their one debate in 2012, why would anyone believe that he could win a debate against Hillary, the fake Indian, Biden or any other Dem?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: HPmatt, 7/23/2014 1:33:08 PM     (No. 9936892)

cute little weasel

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Reply 6 - Posted by: horacer, 7/23/2014 1:38:45 PM     (No. 9936901)

Garfield is the only sitting member of the House to be elected President. That was in 1880. He was also elected to the Senate in 1880. But he was still a member of the House. He should have become a senator, safer job.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/23/2014 1:43:46 PM     (No. 9936904)

As a New Yorker would put it succinctly "Fogeddaboutit."

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Reply 8 - Posted by: harleynyc, 7/23/2014 1:50:19 PM     (No. 9936913)

We got better and smarter choices. Perry, Walker, Cruz, Allen West and Newt.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 7/23/2014 2:01:51 PM     (No. 9936926)

No, no, and no. Veterans, who vote in great numbers, won´t forget what he did.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: 500What, 7/23/2014 2:02:14 PM     (No. 9936928)

same thing will happen as always. True leaders and conservatives like Cruz/Walker/Palin/Ect... will split primary votes and then a double crossing, amnesty loving candidate will win primary state after primary state with only about 30% of the vote. Conservatives have no voice in the Republican party, and it is very intentional. To get a true representative candidate, primary votes should be proportioned by the percent vote you recieve, instead Republicans do winner takes all. 30% of the vote gets you 100% of the state.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: shimmer128, 7/23/2014 2:16:23 PM     (No. 9936944)

NEVER. Ryan is an amnesty lover, to say nothing of the other things mentioned here.

Never forget who Ryan really is. He is not a conservative, not with his past.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Woodiedg, 7/23/2014 2:20:48 PM     (No. 9936947)

Gosh I hope he will not be a presidential candidate. He is for amnesty and is too liberal for me.

Ted Cruz or Scott Walker should run.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: enuf8, 7/23/2014 2:21:25 PM     (No. 9936950)

Who knows. he might get a larger crowd than the 6,000 that met him in his HOME State the night before the 2012 Election.......read all the tributes to the large crowd welcoming him home. 6 Thousand???

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Reply 14 - Posted by: cindiana, 7/23/2014 2:22:05 PM     (No. 9936952)

Sorry, but no.

I had such hope for Ryan, seeing how bright and serious he was. He took budget discussions by the horns, and stood up to Obama in a way that showed his steel.

But, for some reason, he changed. I don´t know if it was that he was bludgeoned daily by Romney´s handlers. I don´t know if it was that he was wooed by the cunning, duplicitous elders in the Congress. Whatever the reason, he went soft.

He seems to be trying to get his conservative cred back up, but it´s too late for me...barring something so bold that would make me believe again. I just don´t feel we have the time to roll the same dice again.

It´s with great disappointment that I find myself saying this.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dvc, 7/23/2014 3:05:32 PM     (No. 9937006)

Combine Ryan´s absolutely brain-dead debate performance against Idiot Joe with his support of amnesty and he is an absolute non-starter for me.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/23/2014 3:22:22 PM     (No. 9937027)

He is certainly no conservative; only plays one on tee-vee

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Reply 17 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 7/23/2014 3:35:39 PM     (No. 9937042)

Ryan....NOT in my lifetime.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: npcoach, 7/23/2014 3:37:06 PM     (No. 9937046)

The book should be excellent. Paul Ryan can write about the conservative movement in an impartial manner, since he is not a part of it.

He can offer balanced perspective since he shares so common with his democratic brothers especially in regards to amnesty and forfeiting our borders.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/23/2014 3:45:57 PM     (No. 9937058)

Hat tip, #18. Ryan could not even whip Biden in the VP debate. He has never done anything but go from college to government "service". He is far far from what we need in the next President. However, we know the game and it´s a prosperous game. Possible buzz about possible Prez run equals book deals, speaking engagements and cable TV attention. In other words, $$$$$$$.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: tisHimself, 7/23/2014 3:58:44 PM     (No. 9937076)

However you wish to define the act of allowing undocumented people with jobs and no criminal activity to register, pay a fine and get in line for citizenship, that is a far cry from the Rove/Bush and Schumer gang of eight plan to grant em all, not penalize the employers who profited from all this. Not all amnesty plans are the same, not all are by design going to give democrats a permanent majority, and certainly not the plans set forward by Ryan,
As to the military, every government pension holder is going to have to face the unpleasant reality of contributing to their own costs. That hardly makes him antiMilitary.
Ryan stands as the standard bearer for the Kemp lineage of the party---- the guy that would have kept the Reagan revolution going. Absent evidence to the contrary, remains firmly with Reagan wing of the party, along with Cruz and Palin and Lee and Brownback and Jindal. Contrast him with Rove, his entire career has been with Conservatives. He is undoubtedly a policy wonk and a budget hawk, as evidenced by his confrontations with the President during the health care debates.
We could do a lot worse. We have done a lot worse.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/23/2014 4:19:43 PM     (No. 9937096)

Set off the fireworks, #20. I agree completely.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: rochow, 7/23/2014 4:47:47 PM     (No. 9937121)

No way! Foooget about it!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 7/23/2014 7:07:02 PM     (No. 9937233)

If you´re looking for someone who isn´t going to disappoint you at some time, you probably won´t find him or her. The Dems would love this thread.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: PageTurner, 7/23/2014 7:22:25 PM     (No. 9937238)

I like Ryan and I think he has better qualifications than many of the people whose names are being buirted about.

But he´s got hella competition in the primaries - Walker, Perry, Cruz and Jindal look awfully good. I especially think Cruz is sounding presidential.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: 2dogs, 7/23/2014 7:58:36 PM     (No. 9937273)

My neighbor has known Ryan for many years. As a far rightist, he is disappointed in Ryan. I don´t like his amnesty position, I consider him a number cruncher, but he has the rest of the package. I´m not saying no, in spite f reservations. Cruz has got to ditch his Preacher style or the media will finish him off as fast as you can say Elmer Gantry. He´s our brightest star, but like Hucklabee, his unctuous style will turn off moderates of both parties.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: StuartL, 7/24/2014 5:32:41 AM     (No. 9937596)

#20 -- "As to the military, every government pension holder is going to have to face the unpleasant reality of contributing to their own costs..." --

Care to explain why that same metric wouldn´t apply to your "undocumented people with jobs and no criminal activity"?


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Reply 27 - Posted by: broken01, 7/25/2014 11:56:13 AM     (No. 9939730)

I would have to say no on Ryan. For one he couldn´t hold his own in his one debate with a bufoonish idiot in Biden. Now picture him in a serious debate with someone with a little bit more brain power. Remember how Reagan slapped Mondull upside the head in 84. That´s how it´s done. Secondly his budget flack with veterans benefits. Despite what people say when you take from the best of us to make yourself look good and try to back track when called on it. What does that say about your character. Ditto on amnesty. As far as I´m concerned his presidential aspirations can stay "in the shadows" along with the illegal aliens.

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