By The Right Scoop


MacIver Institute landed and exclusive interview with Paul Ryan to find out why he decided not to run for president in 2012:

It’s people like Paul Ryan who give me hope for a better day in America. Thank goodness there are more people like him in Congress these days, but we have much more work to do in 2012.

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  • Anonymous

    I surely admire this man! He is right.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, he is a good man.

  • Anonymous

    Good for Ryan, he’ll have plenty of heavy lifting to do in congress. Helping get O care overturned, ratcheting back spending sensibly, and getting SSA and Medicare on a sustainable course, balancing budgets, etc. We need lots more in congress with our concerns in mind rather than radicalism.

  • Anonymous

    Good for Ryan, he’ll have plenty of heavy lifting to do in congress. Helping get O care overturned, ratcheting back spending sensibly, and getting SSA and Medicare on a sustainable course, balancing budgets, etc. We need lots more in congress with our concerns in mind rather than radicalism.

  • Anonymous

    Good for Ryan, he’ll have plenty of heavy lifting to do in congress. Helping get O care overturned, ratcheting back spending sensibly, and getting SSA and Medicare on a sustainable course, balancing budgets, etc. We need lots more in congress with our concerns in mind rather than radicalism.

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    He’s dedicated to his family and to his country, dedicated to his position now, and is doing a great job. Who could ask more of him right now.

  • http://twitter.com/ThomasPaine_Fan tea-partier

    A guy who voted for TARP, No Child Left Behind, and all other big government Republican proposals gives you hope for America? Something is not right.

    • http://twitter.com/o_taryn Taryn

      Then why don’t you give us a different conservative that has put forth more concrete ideas & plans to improve our nation than Paul Ryan has.

      • http://twitter.com/ThomasPaine_Fan tea-partier

        There are many conservatives who voted against the bailout. Examples include Ron Paul, Michelle Bachmann, Jim DeMint, and many others.

        • Anonymous

          T, I was disappointed at how they voted on the bailout but also realize they were lied to and deceived by obama commies. I think Republicans can never sign onto obama legislation as it always ends up being some terrible infringement on the freedom of the American people.

    • Anonymous

      All big government legislation? He didn’t vote for the health care mandate, amnesty, the global warming/ EPA legislation, the internet take-over or gun control, etc.

      • http://twitter.com/ThomasPaine_Fan tea-partier

        I didn’t say “all big government legislation”. I’m referring to all big government legislation proposed by Republicans. If Universal Healthcare was offered under a Republican president, I’m not sure Ryan would’ve voted against it, because he voted for every legislation to make the government bigger and more intrusive when it was offered under a Republican administration.

        • Anonymous

          If Universal Healthcare was offered under a Republican president, I’m not sure Ryan would’ve voted against it Speculation.

          I do agree that we all need to watch ALL politicians very carefully.

    • Anonymous

      tea-partier fails to understand how votes are whipped in Congress. No Child Left Behind and big government, Republican spending were party failures and have no reflection on Ryan.

      As for TARP, he voted with lots of other good men because he was told the country needed it. He actually was against it before the powers that be floated it and it originally failed and the market tanked. Remember that? Moreover, Ryan admits TARP was a mistake, which is refreshing for a politician in today’s age.

      Paul Ryan is a good man. Reagan made far more blunders in California and look at what he became. Paul Ryan has the heart, character and wisdom to be a good leader.

  • Anonymous

    why? because to much rinos runing now and we dont need another one

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bill-Redder/100000544267578 Bill Redder

    he’s the genuine article. and it’s cause for optimism.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bill-Redder/100000544267578 Bill Redder

    he’s the genuine article. and it’s cause for optimism.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bill-Redder/100000544267578 Bill Redder

    he’s the genuine article. and it’s cause for optimism.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Amy-Lynn-Shulkusky/1319544515 Amy Lynn Shulkusky

    I’m so glad he didn’t run – I said it before, he’s right where we need him!!!

  • http://twitter.com/curth1 curth

    Unlike Bachmann, he was smart enough to realize he had no chance to win

  • Anonymous

    Notice the remark about being “next in line” for Ways and Means. I admire Ryan but he’s an Establishment guy thru and thru. His much heralded budget added trillions to the debt because he started from the same baseline set by Obama and the Democrats. The entire notion that Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” was any kind of true reform is a joke. He was just stupid enough to include Medicare reform in it because the idea of real spending cuts to the baseline budget apparently didn’t matter as much.

    He’s a good guy but he toes the line. We need someone who will redraw the line.