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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:25 PM

Paul Ryan vs. Eric Cantor in the Battle for the Future of the GOP

ELSPETH REEVE 10:33 AM ET

On the very same day House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is giving a major speech about the GOP's next steps at the American Enterprise Institute, Politico reports that former vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan is considering abandoning a 2016 presidential run in favor of consolidating power in the House in areas where Cantor has been influential.

For a sense of who Cantor is pitching his makeover to, look at the titled of his speech: "Making Life Work." It could be ripped from those endless work-life balance woman articles. "He's going to be talking about bread and butter issues -- from one parent to another," a Cantor aide told CNN. According to an excerpt released by Cantor's office, Cantor will say:

Lately, it has become all too common in our country to hear parents fear whether their children will indeed have it better than they. And for all of us parents, that is a scary thought. Our goal should be to eliminate the doubt gripping our nationís families, and to restore their hope and confidence in being able to protect tomorrow for their children.


He will say the party's goal is "to ensure every American has a fair shot at earning their success and achieving their dreams." That is straight off of the Obama campaign site: "I believe that this country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, when everyone does their fair share, when everyone plays by the same rules." Instead of talking about spending, The National Review's Robert Costa notes, he'll talk about education. But as for how Cantor will makeover his party, details are sparse. He won't offer specific proposals, and his aides gave Politico conflicting stories on whether Cantor will follow the speech with a push to pass legislation.

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http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/02/paul-ryan-vs-eric-cantor-battle-future-gop/61807/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:31 PM

1. He has to wait for the President to tell him.

Rmoney pulled this same bullshit move at the end of his campaign. Mimic Obama to confuse voters. Once they get in office they do what they want.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:03 PM

2. Interesting. I think the Paul Ryan pull back from a presidential run is more a factor that he can't

win it...no way, no how. Damaged goods, nationally speaking. He's no dummy, however, and he needs state support to keep his state job which comes from being vocal and bringing in state money through his position in the House. The fact he's never held a "real job" impacts that decision.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:09 PM

3. Battling over the past, it looks like to me. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:51 PM

4. send more donations so gop can have a better tomorrow

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