Armey: Draft Paul Ryan for President We have about two million activists across the country and, frankly, we are disappointed, he said. Now, obviously, we have to start looking, and I was just saying this morning, maybe its time to start drafting Paul Ryan. Power Line - Paul Ryan for President All of this raises the important question: Should Ryan run for President? Right now everyone is saying the Republican field is "lackluster" or boring. I don't happen to agree. I'm a fan of both Pawlenty and Daniels. (I've seen Pawlenty in person lately and thought he was quite good, and getting better by the day.) But to the extent there is any truth to this, Ryan looks like the one person who could electrify the Republican electorate, appeal to independent voters, and sustain an argument against Obama that would make for a decisive election. I hope he runs. I really do. He's just the candidate Republicans need.