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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:19 AM

Paul Ryan: 'I've decided not to decide' on presidential run

Source: Wisconsin State Journal


U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan hasn't ruled out running for president in 2016. "I've decided not to decide," Ryan told the State Journal on Wednesday when asked about a possible presidential run.

For now, Ryan said he and his family are enjoying settling back down in his hometown, Janesville, after traveling around the country last year while he was the Republican vice presidential hopeful and running mate to Mitt Romney. And Ryan, who has returned to his post as House Budget Committee chairman, said he is currently focused on addressing fiscal issues facing the country and trying to "avoid a debt crisis."

Ryan has faced criticism recently from fellow conservatives over his vote in support of the fiscal cliff deal, but he said that vote helped the vast majority of Americans from getting tax increases, adding that he believes the deal will force President Barack Obama to cut spending. "I have learned that whatever you do you are going to get criticized, so you should do what you think is right," Ryan said.

Ryan has also faced criticism over his opposition to a bill allowing the National Flood Insurance Program to take on new debt in an effort to help people and businesses devastated by superstorm Sandy. He defended his vote, saying that he believed a good portion of the money would end up outside New York and New Jersey.

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Reply Paul Ryan: 'I've decided not to decide' on presidential run (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
warrior1 Jan 2013 #1
graham4anything Jan 2013 #2
Rob H. Jan 2013 #3
marble falls Jan 2013 #4
dwigthreeD Jan 2013 #5
KansDem Jan 2013 #15
leftyohiolib Jan 2013 #6
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #7
RedstDem Jan 2013 #8
randome Jan 2013 #9
2naSalit Jan 2013 #10
SoapBox Jan 2013 #11
blueclown Jan 2013 #12
louis-t Jan 2013 #13
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #14
B Stieg Jan 2013 #16
Jennicut Jan 2013 #17
sofa king Jan 2013 #18
geminifemini Jan 2013 #19

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:19 AM

1. that's cuz he knows he sucks

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:25 AM

2. because he knows Hillary45 will kick his puny little ass, as will Jeb in the primary

 

probably that poll that showed the teaparty down to very low numbers helped too

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:32 AM

3. Once a weasel, always a weasel

(Apologies to weasels.)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:39 AM

4. He decided to decide later. He did not decide not to run.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:41 AM

5. The GOP Clown Car

 

will be at your door step in 3....2....1

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Response to dwigthreeD (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:52 PM

15. Yeah, the "GOP Clown Car"

With six-figure salaries, excellent health insurance, pension, and all sorts of benis that the rest of us can only dream about.

Yeah, I wish I could "decide not to decide" on something and still collect my paycheck and perks...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:43 AM

6. cause he's a tiny little cowardly " man"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:46 AM

7. PUTZ

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:49 AM

8. funny, thats the strategy he'd have used

if he was the vice president on any given issue.
lol
I.E. paul the wimp ryan....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:52 AM

9. His co-sponsorship of the 'personhood' bill means he has given up on future aspirations.

Say what you will about the GOP insanity, something like that only cements opposition to them. They did themselves in this cycle with their diatribes against women.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:56 AM

10. He sounds strikingly familiar

to the "decider" back when that clown was in office. Over privileged, spoiled, self indulgent POS who's only smart enough to know that he might not have much of a chance unless he can inflict much more damage on our democracy than he already has.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:14 PM

11. STFU and go away, you ASSHOLE!

...this freak makes me sick to my stomach.

Talk about your Domestic Terrorists.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:16 PM

12. Janesville, the town he lost to President Obama in 2012 by a 62-37% margin?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:36 PM

13. I wish he would decide to

STFU and go away.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:36 PM

14. Because nobody likes him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:02 PM

17. He is so "over".

No one takes this turd seriously anymore. Mr. Personhood got his butt kicked in the VP debate and everyone knows he is just a lightweight.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:09 PM

18. He's definitely a Republican Member of Congress.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 06:05 PM

19. My advice to him is to set a deadline

January 32, 2017 for his final decision. Until then keep working on that 2 hour marathon thing. Try not drinking anything the days of and before the race.

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