Lots of buzz about Paul Ryan running for potus

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    I hope he gets in the race.

    Stephen Hayes kicks the Paul Ryan buzz machine into overdrive:

    Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan is strongly considering a run for president. Ryan, who has been quietly meeting with political strategists to discuss a bid over the past three months, is on vacation in Colorado discussing a prospective run with his family. Ryan’s concerns about the effects of a presidential campaign – and perhaps a presidency – on his family have been his primary focus as he thinks through his political future.

    “He’s coming around,” says a Republican source close to Ryan, who has been urging the 41-year-old to run …

    Ryan has been talking to friends and advisers about a run since last spring. Those familiar with his thinking say that he expected that Indiana governor Mitch Daniels would run. Hours before Daniels released a letter he’d sent to supporters informing them of his decision not to run, he called Ryan to give him a heads up. That phone call profoundly changed Ryan’s thinking.

    Paul Ryan 'strongly considering' 2012 run, Weekly Standard says - Alexander Burns - POLITICO.com
     
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    I like Ryan. Hope he does run.
     
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    Can you see him debating Obama on finances? That would be fun to watch.
     
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    Yup. He'd clean Barrys clock for him.
     
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    He would be the only candidate who I would send money to for his primary race.

    I was so/so on Bachmmann until the last few days. Don't like the way she is handling personal questions. Just something about her I'm not comfortable with.
     
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    Paul Ryan for president? - The Plum Line - The Washington Post

    Paul Ryan for president? By Greg Sargent There’s been a persistent dream on the right that Paul Ryan will run for president — a wish that reflects dissatisfaction with the current GOP field, as well as a sense that Ryan’s allegedly bold Medicare plan has cemented his role as the GOP’s most courageous standard bearer on fiscal issues.

    Today the Weekly Standard caused a stir on both right and left by reporting that he’s “strongly considering” a presidential run. The Standard story quoted a source close to Ryan claiming that “he’s coming around” to the idea.

    The story also quotes Ryan himself expressing general unhappines with the current field: “I just have yet to see a strong and principled articulation of the kind of limited government, opportunity society path that we would provide as an alternative to the Obama cradle to grave welfare state.”
     

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