Tragedy strikes! Paul Ryan is not going to run for President in 2012!

The thing I like about Paul Ryan is that now matter how bad our problems, he has the answers.

But he’s ruled out running for President in 2012.


Rep. Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican… is ruling out a 2012 run for president.

“I’ll give you as Shermanesque a quote as I can,” said Ryan.  “I am not going to run for president. I’m just not going to do it. My head’s not that big, and my kids are too small.”

but Sarah Palin likes him for President:

Over the weekend, Ryan was singled out for praise by Palin during her interview with “Fox News Sunday.”

Asked to handicap the potential Republican presidential field, Palin refrained from commenting on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, three Republicans actively weighing a White House run in 2012.

Palin said, however, that she was “very impressed” with Ryan before later adding that it would be “absurd” not to consider running for president herself.

“[W]e have some strong — some young Turks in this party,” said Palin. “Paul Ryan — I’m very impressed with Paul Ryan. . . . He’s good. Man, he is sharp. He is smart, articulate. And he is passionate about these commonsense solutions that America has got to adopt to get us on the right road.”

I don’t like Pawlenty, and Huckabee and Romney are not conservative enough either. Huckabee is too far left on economic issues and Romney is too far left on social issues. But Ryan is just right.

That quote about his head being too small and his kids not being big enough is at the end of this video:

He’s got his priorities straight.

4 thoughts on “Tragedy strikes! Paul Ryan is not going to run for President in 2012!”

  1. Wow he seems like a really good guy. Seems to know far, far more about the economy than Bush or McCain, so would be a great president probably. Also, the fact that he’s spent SO much time in his life time working on the federal budget shows that i)he really cares about the subject and not just for political gain and ii) he actually knows his stuff.

    I really hope he runs in 2016.


  2. Good on him for putting his family ahead of his career though – it’ll benefit him far more in the long run.


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