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    So Tell Me About Paul Ryan

    So Tell Me About Paul Ryan

    Specifically, tell me about Paul Ryan as a presidential candidate, now that there are murmurings that he may jump in.

    Why not?  Republicans are going to have to defend the Ryan plan, who better to do it than Ryan. 

    Someone who conveys a seriousness about policy without being a Washington, D.C. insider, who would make mincemeat of a teleprompterless Barack Obama, someone who is willing to face down even the astroturfed crowds sent by Americans United for Change for videotaping by Think Progress.

    When Jim Newell of Gawker, formerly of Wonkette, is baiting Ryan to run, maybe we’re onto something.  Bring on the Gawker and Wonkette crowd, and let’s have at it.

    (h/t to Fuzzy Slippers for the idea, and reader Dan for the video link)

    Update:  A Gallup poll just released shows strong support for Ryan’s plan among all age groups except 18-29, and the support gets stronger the higher the age bracket:

    And the disruption at Ryan’s event yesterday, it was caused by SEIU and Teamster officials.

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    I would be thrilled to vote for Ryan as President. At the Deficit Reduction Bipartisan White House Summit, Ryan had the cajones to quote the Senate Budget Committee Chairman, and say directly to Obama in front of the cameras, "This is a Ponzi scheme that would make Bernie Madoff proud." Ryan isn't afraid to "take it" to Obama.

    Smart, straight shooter, DOES 'vote his district' (e.g., the GM bailout–he represents Janesville).

    Better than any known alternative of (R) or (D) persuasion except the Governor of Texas.

    As far as I can tell, the only president to have been elected while serving in the House of Representatives was James Garfield. Plenty of presidents have served in the house at some point prior to becoming president, and one even served afterwards (JQ Adams). U.S. Congressmen normally do not have the national profile to win a national election. That being said, I would vote for Ryan in a heartbeat, if he were to show up in the GOP Primary.

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