Skip to comments.Ryan emerges from campaign with higher profile, 2016 options
Posted on 11/07/2012 3:49:33 PM PST by aimhigh
Paul Ryan won't be helping Mitt Romney lead the country in a new direction from the White House. But the Wisconsin congressman famous for his small-government budget blueprints has emerged from his first national race with high visibility and a top spot on any list of 2016 presidential prospects.
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And I hope he learned to hate all the moderate handlers he was forced to bear, just like Sarah Palin. Bunch of losers.
I like Ryan. How about Ryan become a governor first - get some exec experience and give Governor Walker a chance for 2016?
Ryan couldn’t win his own state...infuriating
We need a new House Leader!
I agree. Forget the Ryan talk. Scott Walker beat back the libs in Wisconsin, but Ryan couldn't hold the state for Romney.
I have only one thing to say on this, and I hope others agree how important it is.
What I have to say has zero, zilch, nada to with Paul Ryan. I think he’s a great guy.
However, from here on out I do not give a flying fig to hear what anyone at the LameStreamMedia - ABC/CBS/CNN/MSNBC/NBC/NPR wants to say about ANY potential or active GOP candidates.
There is zero distance between their prognostications and how much of their agenda they hope their thinking will serve.
Conservatives - abandon them for getting anything with which we want to identify our candidates. They only poison the well.
He could get a running start by soon campaigning for 2016.
Exactly!!! I emailed the RNC and said we need Boehner OUT!
Maybe someone could start a NEW HOUSE LEADER thread? Suggestions? phone calls???
We will know how serious the REPUBBIES are about listening to the people by their response or no....this could be a good starting point.
Mr. Washington D.C. insider, back for another term Ryan?
Congressman “send me some Obama-bucks” Ryan?
I don’t think so. Ryan may be a good guy, but he’s been tainted. We need someone from outside the Capitol Machine.
Scott Walker would be an excellent choice.
While I have a great deal of respect for Ryan, he is NOT the candidate that we would need in 2016. He is now tarnished goods, having been on the losing end of a ticket. He needs to become a governor or prominent senator and come to the table with a binder full of accomplishments (pun intended). He is young and will someday, likely, be a viable POTUS candidate. That time is NOT 2016.
We must move away from the social and moral issues. We need a fresh candidate that can draw in the libertarian leaners (which most of the young are). Short of that, it will be the same sh(t, different year. I’m convinced that the Rats will run Biden in 2016 - that is the fight we must begin scripting now.
Ryan and Walker are moderates and are too nice to win nationally.
He is head and shoulders above her. Not to worry.
If the GOP expects to win presidential elections they need to run conservative candidates who can at least deliver their own state's EV’s.
Ryan at the top of the ticket might be able to do it but I would not bet on it as WI is deeply blue in presidential elections...
A big NO to: Chris Christie (NJ), Mitch Daniels (IN, outgoing).
Jindal would be my choice, has a track record of accomplishments the others can’t match. What’s your problem with Daniels??
Bottom line...Obama stole this election and it makes no sense to blame our guys.
Our guys did their best against a corrupt Chicago machine gone national...and they lost.
Daniels has an emotionally unstable wife, it’s why he didn’t run this year. He will likely never run for national office.
I read Obama won Ryan's district. Twas a second hand tweet. Anyone know?
That’s a great point, which tells me that he likely has no future as a candidate on a national ticket.
I like that idea. Walker has demonstrated the ability to get stuff done, in the face of screaming opposition from the Dems. Ryan needs seasoning, meanwhile. Maybe start out as Lt Gov, and take over for Walker when it's time for him to make his run?
Walker has demonstrated the ability win also
I like Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin who stood firm and fought the unions despite threats on his life and destruction of the state capitol by union thugs. He risked it all to save jobs and taxpayer’s money and he won the recall too.
Walker is a scrapper and we need strong fighters that will not cave to dems. I also like Sen. Jim DeMint of SC. Two men that I hold in very high regard but unfortunately...I don’t think the gop establishment feels the same about DeMint as he has ruffled their feathers more than once..
I like Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin who stood firm and fought the unions despite threats on his life and destruction of the state capitol by union thugs. He risked it all to save jobs and taxpayers money and he won the recall too.
Walker is a scrapper and we need strong fighters that will not cave to dems. I also like Sen. Jim DeMint of SC. Two men that I hold in very high regard but unfortunately...I dont think the gop establishment feels the same about DeMint as he has ruffled their feathers more than once..
Still surprised Wisconsin went for Obama. Kept hearing about the strong Republican ground game in the state left over from the Walker recall effort.
You are right about the Chicago Machine gone national. I pray Boehner does not decide to “compromise.” What they did in Illnois was eliminate any Republican for fiscal conservativism, thru gerrymandering or otherwise. They keep the RINO’s who will go along with their tax/spend schemes. We are so screwed.....
Jindal and Rubio are both Constitutionally ineligible to serve as VP or Prez.
They were both born in the US, but their parents were still citizens of foreign countries at the time.
I heard some idiots on TV today saying maybe Jeb Bush is a possibility. Hell no!!! He’s an amnesty advocate!