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Rep. Paul Ryan won’t close door on VP slot
The Hill ^ | March 24, 2012 | Ben Geman

Posted on 03/25/2012 12:21:54 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Sunday left the door open to becoming his party’s vice-presidential candidate.

“I just don’t know the answer to your question,” he said on Fox News Sunday when asked if he would accept a request to be the vice presidential candidate.

“It is not a bridge that I have even come close to crossing. It’s a decision that somebody else makes in a long time from now,” Ryan added about the possibility that the party’s eventual presidential nominee might ask him to join the ticket.

Ryan repeatedly emphasized that he’s focused on steering his recently introduced budget plan through Congress, but certainly didn't rule out the idea of an eventual VP nod.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; newtgingrich; paulryan; ricksantorum; ryan; wisconsin

1 posted on 03/25/2012 12:21:58 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ..

Paul Ryan is one gutsy individual. In a time of timidity, he had the cajones to proposed serious solutions to dangerous problems. Perhaps he’s too brave to be on the national ticket, but he warrants serious consideration.


2 posted on 03/25/2012 12:26:02 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued

He is well qualified with his extensive knowledge of the budget and courage to tell it like it is AND to come up with actual plans to solve the big problems. However, he is a white male from a less consequential state.

Just seems unlikely. Sad that this is what our politics have come to - the color of your skin, or which sex you are, is more important than the content of your character.


3 posted on 03/25/2012 12:28:40 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Better Ryan than Rubio. We need to get a senate supermajority to reverse the damage fom Obama, so we can’t risk losing his senate seat.

But the big showstopper is the fact that Rubio is not a natural born citizen. He was born in ‘71 but his parents weren’t naturalized until ‘75.


4 posted on 03/25/2012 12:34:38 PM PDT by zipper (espions sur les occupants)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Ryan is a good guy and a fighter, but he would not help the ticket. Obama will re-win Wisconsin and Ryan on the ticket would not change that. I think Rubio must end up being the VP candidate, in order to carry Florida. If the Florida is not carried, it’s over(It may be over anyway).


5 posted on 03/25/2012 12:41:11 PM PDT by MachIV
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To: Aria

It’s worth noting that demographic appeal has always come into consideration for a running mate. Usually, it was which state he could deliver. Maybe Ryan would also appeal to his fellow Irish-Americans and Roman Catholics.


6 posted on 03/25/2012 12:45:54 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Wisconsin Paul Ryan Would Consider Place on National Ticket ping

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


7 posted on 03/25/2012 12:58:49 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Clintonfatigued

He is just a child. It’s bad enough that the current crop have no military nor hint of foreign policy experience. The closest one who understands anything about world affairs is Gingrich.


8 posted on 03/25/2012 1:00:40 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Aria

Hay! Watch your keyboard. We think we’re consequential!

I was at a meeting where Ryan spoke yesterday (to great applause and standing Os) and he recounted how his ancestors came to WI when potatoes wouldn’t grow so well in Ireland. They arrived int he spring and thought WI looked just like Ireland. Then they were slapped by winter, but they decided to stay anyway. That is why Paul has 65 cousins in his county — all named Ryan. And why (he claims with a laugh) that he has an “easy” time getting re-elected each cycle.

Don’t ever underestimate the Irish.

OMG, he looked and sounded good yesterday.

I’m hoping for a Santorum-Ryan ticket.


9 posted on 03/25/2012 1:08:03 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Clintonfatigued
NO! NO! NO! No VP spot for Ryan.

TAKE IT TO TAMPA!!! RYAN / RUBIO 2012

10 posted on 03/25/2012 1:20:28 PM PDT by no dems (Take it to Tampa: Palin / Ryan or Palin / Rubio or Ryan/Rubio in 2012)
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To: no dems; Jean S

Who knows? If no one can get a majority at the Republican convention, such a tikcet may happen.


11 posted on 03/25/2012 1:25:37 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Well I greatly admire Paul Ryan...but since a VP candidate is usually chosen to bring big state electoral votes...I have to wonder, regardless of size, if Ryan could deliver Wisconsin for the ticket?

Not trying to be argumentative...just wondering since there is so much noise from the left in your state. BTW, I live in Oregon - a lost cause I’m afraid.

Personally I’d be happy to vote Ryan for POTUS.


12 posted on 03/25/2012 1:30:33 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Rick Santorum needs to win the Wisconsin primary. I hope that the local grass roots is doing all it can for him.


13 posted on 03/25/2012 1:34:03 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Aria
...but since a VP candidate is usually chosen to bring big state electoral votes...

Like Delaware (Biden)? Or, Wyoming (Cheney)? Or, Palin (Alaska)? Or, Gore? (TN) a Southern State paired with a Southern State. It seems to me that all that conventional wiscodom about picking the VP candidate for what he/she could bring to the polls was abandoned after Reagan and Bush.

I'm just tweaking you a little bit. I know that the ticket would never be Santorum and Ryan -- 2 young, handsome, smart, Catholic, pro-life leaders, although I'd vote for them in a heartbeat. And Wisconsin is used to being like Rodney Dangerfield, although we've produced a lot of great leaders here. (Even Dick Cheney is a product of our flagship University.)

Why do you think the left makes such a hulla-balloo? They are scared to death, and they are going to be trounced in the recall election. They are already talking about changing their candidate because Gov. Walker is polling so strong. I wouldn't be surprised to see WI turn red in the November election. The unionistas have awakened a sleeping tiger.

Wisconsin has Gov. Scott Walker, Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Ron Johnson, and a whole back bench of lesser known, but highly competent, leaders in the legislature.

Pssssst! Shhhhhh! We're greener than Oregon.

14 posted on 03/25/2012 2:02:14 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Aria
...but since a VP candidate is usually chosen to bring big state electoral votes...

Like Delaware (Biden)? Or, Wyoming (Cheney)? Or, Palin (Alaska)? Or, Gore? (TN) a Southern State paired with a Southern State. It seems to me that all that conventional wiscodom about picking the VP candidate for what he/she could bring to the polls was abandoned after Reagan and Bush.

I'm just tweaking you a little bit. I know that the ticket would never be Santorum and Ryan -- 2 young, handsome, smart, Catholic, pro-life leaders, although I'd vote for them in a heartbeat. And Wisconsin is used to being like Rodney Dangerfield, although we've produced a lot of great leaders here. (Even Dick Cheney is a product of our flagship University.)

Why do you think the left makes such a hulla-balloo? They are scared to death, and they are going to be trounced in the recall election. They are already talking about changing their candidate because Gov. Walker is polling so strong. I wouldn't be surprised to see WI turn red in the November election. The unionistas have awakened a sleeping tiger.

Wisconsin has Gov. Scott Walker, Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Ron Johnson, and a whole back bench of lesser known, but highly competent, leaders in the legislature.

Pssssst! Shhhhhh! We're greener than Oregon.

15 posted on 03/25/2012 2:02:14 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Well, I suppose Biden like Cheney was supposed to offer gravitas LOLOLOL. Sarah was to get a base - without her I don’t think McCain had much of a base. No explaining Gore...a giant idiot!

Someone here suggested the Governor of New Mexico - female minority. I guess the press would be happy since they wouldn’t have to go so far away to go through her trash as they did with Sarah. Allen West might help but as a 1st term congressman I don’t see his experience as stacking up against a governor. On the other hand, he’s in Florida.

Glad this isn’t my decision because this election is probably the most important in many decades - if not ever.


16 posted on 03/25/2012 2:16:59 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: zipper

“But the big showstopper is the fact that Rubio is not a natural born citizen. . . ..”

Quite so. Public speculation about his potential for Veep consideration would, in a sane world, bring attention to Obummer’s lack of natural-born citizenship. And if he was not qualified four years ago, he is not qualified today,or tomorrow or anytime..


17 posted on 03/25/2012 2:21:17 PM PDT by Elsiejay (in)
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To: Aria
On the other hand, he’s in Florida.

ANd on the other hand, I thought I'd read that he'd been redistricted out of his seat. Or, at least, the lines had been redrawn to make it more difficult for him to defend his seat. I hope that is not true because I like him.

18 posted on 03/25/2012 2:24:16 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I heard him say he’s moving to where he will have a district.

I agree with your screen name...I’m afraid also.


19 posted on 03/25/2012 2:26:35 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The local grass roots is fractured and confused. Everybody’s attention is focused on the recall elections. Campaigning for the presidency really just started this weekend. Santorum made about 4 appearances Sat. & Sun. (I think) and Romney made at least 2 nasty robo-calls against Santorum which did nothing more than turn me off. (And I had supported Romney in 2008.)

Even a local talk show host (Belling) waxed on and on on Thursday about how he would normally vote for Santorum, but probably would vote for Romney because he thought Romney was the only one who could beat Obama. Then, by Friday, I understand that he’d switched his tune and said he’d stand by his principles and vote for Santorum. I had to be told that by someone because THursday’s program made me so mad that I turned it off and didn’t listen on Friday.

That is why I’m wearing my Santorum button pinned to my sweater to church tonight. It’s time to stand up for your principles.


20 posted on 03/25/2012 2:33:18 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Dan Conry just discussed this topic on WISN (Dan is great and is on 2-5pm every Sunday AM 1130).

There was lots of enthusiasm on the radio show for Paul Ryan as a VP selection.

I know people who will vote for you know who IF Ryan is his VP pick.

Getting Ryan in as VP,,,sets him up to be one of the finest presidents history when his chance comes.

Made me feel all warm and fuzzy when Dan and guests were speculating about Ryan as VP.


21 posted on 03/25/2012 3:13:40 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." T. Jefferson (I AM ANDREW BREITBART))
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To: zipper
But the big showstopper is the fact that Rubio is not a natural born citizen.

Yes he is and no one cares about your theories on the matter.

Showstopper. LOL.

22 posted on 03/25/2012 3:27:06 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I wouldn’t be surprised to see WI turn red in the November election. The unionistas have awakened a sleeping tiger.
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Other than the sermon I heard at church this morning, that is the best news I’ve heard all day my friend. Thank you.

no dems


23 posted on 03/25/2012 3:53:04 PM PDT by no dems (Take it to Tampa: Palin / Ryan or Palin / Rubio or Ryan/Rubio in 2012)
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To: Elsiejay
Public speculation about his potential for Veep consideration would, in a sane world, bring attention to Obummer’s lack of natural-born citizenship. And if he was not qualified four years ago...

Wow....that is a great observation. If his N-B-C status is questioned, that would open up a demand for show of proof that Obama is a N-B-C.
24 posted on 03/25/2012 3:57:09 PM PDT by no dems (Take it to Tampa: Palin / Ryan or Palin / Rubio or Ryan/Rubio in 2012)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; All

Paul Ryan could end up being James Kirk or end up being Peyton Manning; it’s his call.


25 posted on 03/25/2012 4:01:28 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Has Mittens won one "Red State" yet?)
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To: Aria

Cheney was from Wyoming. Not exactly a lot of people living there. :)


26 posted on 03/25/2012 4:26:25 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: no dems

I like it.


27 posted on 03/25/2012 5:43:03 PM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: zipper
But the big showstopper is the fact that Rubio is not a natural born citizen. He was born in ‘71 but his parents weren’t naturalized until ‘75.


28 posted on 03/25/2012 7:08:37 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: Clintonfatigued

listening to wallace and Rep. Paul Ryan!

I have and still really like what he says - besides the fact that he can talk and keeps wallace in line - that is an extra!!!!


29 posted on 03/25/2012 9:37:30 PM PDT by malia
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To: newzjunkey

The truth is a bitch, ain’t it?


30 posted on 03/26/2012 12:27:07 AM PDT by zipper (espions sur les occupants)
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To: Impy
Yes he is and no one cares about your theories on the matter.

So the Constitution is "theoretical" for you? Why are you here?

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"Understand that this is a Constitutional matter. It has nothing to do with the experience, value, or skills of the individuals. Our Constitution simply says that you must meet the Natural Born Citizen requirements or you cannot be President."

http://libertylegalfoundation.org/1667/what-about-mitt-and-marco/

31 posted on 03/26/2012 12:34:06 AM PDT by zipper (espions sur les occupants)
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To: zipper
But the big showstopper is the fact that Rubio is not a natural born citizen. He was born in ‘71 but his parents weren’t naturalized until ‘75.

And the bolded part doesn't make a damn bit of difference IN THE EYES OF THE LAW which is all that matters....not some shut-in on an internet forum's theory on the matter.
32 posted on 03/26/2012 12:55:45 AM PDT by MikefromOhio
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To: MikefromOhio
some shut-in on an internet forum's theory on the matter.

So you've only been an "internet shut-in" since 2004? LOL

You either stand for the Constitution, or you don't. Are you new to this NBC issue? Maybe you should set aside your prejudices, or your love for Rubio (I like him too) and try to see this from the Founder's viewpoint.

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http://libertylegalfoundation.org/1667/what-about-mitt-and-marco/

Many of you have asked about how the Minor v. Happersett definition of natural born citizen effects the eligibility of Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio to be President. First, let me reiterate that the Constitution should be applied to everyone equally. So, if Mitt, Marco, or anyone else meets the definition of Natural Born Citizen, they meet the minimum Constitutional qualifications to serve as President. If they don’t, they don’t.

The definition of Natural Born Citizen, as defined by the Supreme Court, has two elements: 1) you must be born in the U.S.; 2) both of your parents must be citizens of the U.S. at the time of your birth. If both of these elements are fulfilled, you are a Natural Born Citizen. Assuming Mitt was born in the U.S. and both of his parents were U.S. citizens at that time, then he is a NBC. I’ve been told, but don’t know for sure, that Marco was born here, but that his parents didn’t naturalize until Marco was 14 years old. If this is true, then Marco Rubio can never be a Natural Born Citizen. He can be a Senator, his children could be President, but Marco doesn’t meet the minimum Constitutional qualifications to be President. This means that he can’t be VP either.

Understand that this is a Constitutional matter. It has nothing to do with the experience, value, or skills of the individuals. Our Constitution simply says that you must meet the Natural Born Citizen requirements or you cannot be President.

33 posted on 03/26/2012 1:58:19 AM PDT by zipper (espions sur les occupants)
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To: zipper
So the Constitution is "theoretical" for you?

Your interpretation of it is, chief. Do yourself a big favor and stick to Obama's eligibility questions and stop doing DNC grunt work.

34 posted on 03/26/2012 1:37:09 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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