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Palin Favorite Paul Ryan Rules Out 2012 Run For President
ABC News ^ | Feb. 9. 2010 | Teddy Davis

Posted on 02/26/2010 12:07:56 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege

Rep. Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican who has recently been under attack by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and lavished with praise by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), is ruling out a 2012 run for president.

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

"“[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'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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012gopprimary; elections; maybe2016; nothanks; palin; paulryan; ryan; ryan2012; ryan2020; ryansagoodguy; ryanwisconsin
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1 posted on 02/26/2010 12:07:56 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

That’s good. We need him more in the congress


2 posted on 02/26/2010 12:08:49 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

oops forgot to post the link! Sorry

http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2010/02/palin-favorite-paul-ryan-rules-out-2012-run-for-president.html


3 posted on 02/26/2010 12:08:52 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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To: CondoleezzaProtege; rabidralph

Ping to Ralph. Guess his wife put her foot down, LOL!


4 posted on 02/26/2010 12:09:14 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Sounds like to me he has definetly made an impact on some reporters.


5 posted on 02/26/2010 12:10:07 PM PST by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

I agree with Palin. He bitch slapped Zero Yesterday.
Zero would lose a Presidential Debate against him.


6 posted on 02/26/2010 12:10:47 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

This is my personal Congressman, here in SE Wisconsin. We are very proud of him. Perhaps he’d consider being a VP candidate in 2012. Racine, WI loves Ryan.


7 posted on 02/26/2010 12:11:51 PM PST by WesG (Without geometry, life is pointless.....)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

He’ll run. Count on it.


8 posted on 02/26/2010 12:11:59 PM PST by GunRunner
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

He’ll run. Count on it.


9 posted on 02/26/2010 12:12:55 PM PST by GunRunner
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
"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.”

Sounds like just the kind of guy we NEED to run for President but I don't blame him for not wanting to go through the bs it takes to run. I agree with Palin though...Ryan is shap as a tack. I'm reading his Roadmap plan now and am very impressed!

10 posted on 02/26/2010 12:13:32 PM PST by pgkdan (I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Hi AM,

I forgot to post the URL Link to the full article in the original news thread. Please let me know if you can correct this. Here’s the link:

the source is: ABC News

the URL is: http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2010/02/palin-favorite-paul-ryan-rules-out-2012-run-for-president.html

Thanks.


11 posted on 02/26/2010 12:17:09 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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To: WesG

Why won’t he run against Feingold? Or does he think Tommy Thompson will take that role?


12 posted on 02/26/2010 12:17:26 PM PST by AlanD
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To: Marty62

Ryan rocks - he should run for POTUS.


13 posted on 02/26/2010 12:19:25 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

You can bet the 0bama/left/media axis is already going through Ryan’s trash and kindergarten records to find smearing material.


14 posted on 02/26/2010 12:21:02 PM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: WesG
This is my personal Congressman, here in SE Wisconsin.

Heck I'm from SC and I want to know if we can borrow him for a while. That boy acts like he got raised down here! And trust me, that's one of the biggest compliments this Southern Boy can give. :)

15 posted on 02/26/2010 12:21:11 PM PST by lovecraft (Specialization is for insects.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

You can bet the 0bama/left/media axis is already going through Ryan’s trash and kindergarten records to find smearing material.


16 posted on 02/26/2010 12:22:10 PM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

He is smarter than the current occupant of the White House. He understands that the person in that position needs experience. It seems hard to believe that the country would be willing to take a chance with a Congressman after the failure that now abides on Pennsylvania Avenue. It seems that the odds will be with a governor being the only serious contender for the White House in 2012. With the polling of Congress being so low at the moment, it is difficult to believe that anyone who is a member of that group could ever be elected to the Presidency. It seems to me that we would elect a CEO or a CFO before we would elect a congressman in the next Presidential election.
I think Paul Ryan is an admirable man...and I have had the opportunity to watch him for a long time. He has always been respectful and he is very impressive.


17 posted on 02/26/2010 12:22:37 PM PST by madinmadtown
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Whether he runs or not, it’s good to know that we have some new people coming up in leadership roles and are building a credible bench so we don’t have to rely on also-rans at presidential election time.


18 posted on 02/26/2010 12:23:14 PM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

You can bet the 0bama/left/media axis is already going through Ryan’s trash and kindergarten records to find smearing material.


19 posted on 02/26/2010 12:23:57 PM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

How come, when a politician named Ryan finally comes along who isn’t a sleazebag, he’s from WI and not IL?

Jack Ryan - handed Obama his Senate seat after scandal

George Ryan - Former Governor, currently in the federal pen

But Paul Ryan did a masterful job of handing Obama his ass yesterday, and is from Janesville, just across the border ;-)


20 posted on 02/26/2010 12:28:28 PM PST by bigbob
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Whether he runs or not, it’s good to know that we have some new people coming up in leadership roles and are building a credible bench so we don’t have to rely on also-rans at presidential election time.


21 posted on 02/26/2010 12:29:03 PM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: AlanD

Why won’t he run against Feingold? Or does he think Tommy Thompson will take that role?
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I don’t see the big advantage of taking a good Representative out of the House and put him in the Senate. Seems to me Conservatives need to add to the Congressional count.


22 posted on 02/26/2010 12:29:34 PM PST by burroak
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To: AlanD

Let Tommy Thompson handle Feingold.


23 posted on 02/26/2010 12:29:47 PM PST by no dems (If you think Obama is a better President than Sarah Palin would be, lay down the crack pipe.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

He has sounded great everytime I have seen him on tv. Definitely someone to encourage!

However.........It seems to me everytime someone gets a clip on tv or in the news, it’s like, President 2012!!!! Yee Haw!!
It is this jumping on the bandwagon and soundbites that got us Obama. We need to be patient and dig deeper than a YouTube video.

As I said, I really like him, I like McCotter, we NEED this new conservative blood in the legislative branch....they after all write the laws.


24 posted on 02/26/2010 12:30:16 PM PST by panthermom
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To: GunRunner

I would love for him to run in 2012 or at a later time. He isn’t even 40 yet, so he’s got lots of time. This is the exact type of person we NEED in the White House. Strong intellect, confident and great communications skills....and conservative.


25 posted on 02/26/2010 12:31:10 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

He has sounded great everytime I have seen him on tv. Definitely someone to encourage!

However.........It seems to me everytime someone gets a clip on tv or in the news, it’s like, President 2012!!!! Yee Haw!!
It is this jumping on the bandwagon and soundbites that got us Obama. We need to be patient and dig deeper than a YouTube video.

As I said, I really like him, I like McCotter, we NEED this new conservative blood in the legislative branch....they after all write the laws.


26 posted on 02/26/2010 12:31:22 PM PST by panthermom
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To: WesG

I think Ryan as VP would be intriguing. It would be great to have his face and ideas out there, but also keep him in the legislative body (Senate).


27 posted on 02/26/2010 12:31:58 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: WesG

Palin/Ryan 2012


28 posted on 02/26/2010 12:33:16 PM PST by The Wizard (I support Madam President, the only President in America today)
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To: CaribouCrossing

testing


29 posted on 02/26/2010 12:33:20 PM PST by CaribouCrossing
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To: AlanD

I don’t think we want top lose him to the Senate to be a low ranking guy when we could retake the House and he will quite likely be the head of Way and Means Committee.

Your question on THompson is one we all want answered at this point...I’d prefer Neumann bow out of guv race and run against Feingold.


30 posted on 02/26/2010 12:33:35 PM PST by MNlurker
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

I understand his concern about taking on such a campaign and job with small children.

But he’d make a great vice-president! After all, we have the current Veep’s word that he doesn’t have to do anything. Plenty of time to play with the kids.


31 posted on 02/26/2010 12:33:39 PM PST by Jedidah (Character, courage, common sense are more important than issues.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

I can understand him not wanting to take on such a big job when his children are small.

But he’d make a great Vice President! After all, the current Veep told us just yesterday that he doesn’t do anything. Plenty of time to play with the kids. ;-)


32 posted on 02/26/2010 12:36:18 PM PST by Jedidah (Character, courage, common sense are more important than issues.)
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To: Carl LaFong

Palin/Ryan 2012


33 posted on 02/26/2010 12:36:18 PM PST by RED SOUTH
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

I’d love him being a mastermind behind the scenes - he would make a great VP and then Pres :)


34 posted on 02/26/2010 12:39:42 PM PST by Lilpug15 (The Forgotten Man: He works, he votes and he generally prays - but He Always Pays": Sumner)
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To: Marty62
He bitch slapped Zero Yesterday.

I missed it, please tell.
35 posted on 02/26/2010 12:40:18 PM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Carl LaFong

Ill bet he said a “bad word” in middle school


36 posted on 02/26/2010 12:40:33 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: madinmadtown

Policy smarts does not always equate with political/executive smarts—but no doubt, people like him NEED to move up the ranks in D.C.

I wonder who he’d endorse for President. (if he does at all during the primaries.) I will be very surprised if he has a high opinion of Mitt Romneycare.


37 posted on 02/26/2010 12:40:41 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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To: Carl LaFong

“You can bet the 0bama/left/media axis is already going through Ryan’s trash and kindergarten records to find smearing material.”

You can take that to the bank. If they don’t find anything they will have the New York Times and the rest of the msm make something up.


38 posted on 02/26/2010 12:47:28 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: madinmadtown

Right and being a policy wonk and good legislator does not necessarily translate into executive abilities and political acumen. I wonder what kind of a campaign he’d run.

Regardless, we need more people like him filling up the ranks in Congress.


39 posted on 02/26/2010 12:48:58 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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To: panthermom
However.........It seems to me everytime someone gets a clip on tv or in the news, it’s like, President 2012!!!! Yee Haw!! It is this jumping on the bandwagon and soundbites that got us Obama. We need to be patient and dig deeper than a YouTube video.

Yeah you're right...and we're also forgetting how much of an IMPACT one can have "without being the President" (if not more.) The Republican majority in Congress under Clinton accomplished quite a bit.

And as I keep saying, being savvy as a legislator and policy wonk does not necessarily mean you'd make a good Commander in Chief.

40 posted on 02/26/2010 12:52:59 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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To: Marty62

I hope he changes his mind and decides to run. He’s very impressive and we need some new blood at the top of the Republican ticket. I hope the leaders wake up and don’t foist off more has-beens like McCain, Romney, Huckabee who’s time in the sun has come and gone.


41 posted on 02/26/2010 12:53:45 PM PST by Newfy
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To: Marty62

I hope he changes his mind and decides to run. He’s very impressive and we need some new blood at the top of the Republican ticket. I hope the leaders wake up and don’t foist off more has-beens like McCain, Romney, Huckabee who’s time in the sun has come and gone.


42 posted on 02/26/2010 12:56:12 PM PST by Newfy
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To: Marty62

I hope he changes his mind and decides to run. He’s very impressive and we need some new blood at the top of the Republican ticket. I hope the leaders wake up and don’t foist off more has-beens like McCain, Romney, Huckabee who’s time in the sun has come and gone.


43 posted on 02/26/2010 12:57:22 PM PST by Newfy
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To: Marty62

I hope he changes his mind and decides to run. He’s very impressive and we need some new blood at the top of the Republican ticket. I hope the leaders wake up and don’t foist off more has-beens like McCain, Romney, Huckabee who’s time in the sun has come and gone.


44 posted on 02/26/2010 12:59:14 PM PST by Newfy
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To: Sopater

One Rep brought up CBO anlysis. Zero took one part of it and shot back that the Reps were wrong it Would reduce deficit.
Ryan then read word for word what the CBO really said. Proved Zero was lying right before the cameras.

AND Ryan did it with confidence and obviously knew EXACTLY what he was talking about. Unlike Zero that spews talking points contantly


45 posted on 02/26/2010 1:00:22 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

I am thinking Jim DeMint is our best candidate in 2012

DeMint/Palin sounds good to me...


46 posted on 02/26/2010 1:03:29 PM PST by RobFromGa (The FairTax is to tax policy as Global Warming is to science.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

I am going to be looking for a fiscal conservative, someone who will show this nonsense that we have going on for the sham that it is and someone who will take our National Security seriously, and that includes immigration!

Whoever gets the nomination has to be prepared to make up for a lot of lost time........talk about inheriting a mess!


47 posted on 02/26/2010 1:09:16 PM PST by panthermom
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To: AlanD; rabidralph; All

“Why won’t he run against Feingold? Or does he think Tommy Thompson will take that role?”

Tommy’s not interested (he loves the attention, though) and we don’t necessarily want him when we have Terence Wall up against Feingold.

According to recent polling this last week, if the election were held today, Wall would BEAT Feingold. And Wall is not very well known, yet, LOL! And Wall is pulling in Independents like crazy-mad! That’s how BADLY Feingold needs to go. Feingold can’t pass the 50% mark for approval in polling:

“More proof that Wisconsin voters are fed-up with Russ Feingold.

Another poll is showing Wisconsin is following the trend seen in New Jersey, Massachusetts and Virginia. Well respected polling firm Public Opinion Strategies found 54% of likely voters in Wisconsin would rather have a new person as their United States Senator. Independents have an even worse opinion of Feingold, 64% want a new Senator.

The poll also confirmed a recent Rasmussen survey and puts Terrence Wall within “striking distance” of Feingold. Sixty-eight percent of likely voters believe the country is off on the wrong track.

The poll also showed more undecided voters have a negative opinion of Feingold than a positive one.

Our Campaign Manager Ryan Murray issued the following statement regarding the poll:

‘This poll confirms voters are on to Russ Feingold’s charade of voting one way in Washington and acting a different way in Wisconsin. They want a Senator that Wisconsin can count on, not one Washington can count on.

They are tired of career politicians like Russ Feingold spending money we don’t have. They don’t want government run health care. Most of all they want jobs. After 28 years in politics, voters know Russ isn’t listening anymore.

It’s clear they want a career job creator like Terrence Wall.

This poll is encouraging, but the election is a long way away. Terrence Wall will continue to make his case as the candidate who will really listen to Wisconsin’s needs.’”

http://www.terrencewall.com/index.php/blog/archives/232


48 posted on 02/26/2010 1:29:59 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: Marty62
Ryan then read word for word what the CBO really said. Proved Zero was lying right before the cameras.

AND Ryan did it with confidence and obviously knew EXACTLY what he was talking about. Unlike Zero that spews talking points contantly.


Did Obama respond to Ryan?
49 posted on 02/26/2010 1:51:57 PM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

He has the greatest attribute that a president can have.
“”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.””
He doesn’t want the job.


50 posted on 02/26/2010 2:11:36 PM PST by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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