Monday, January 11

Ryan Prez 2012?

The corner wonders after he visited New Hamshire:

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Ryan make some interesting moves. Just last month, the House’s popular budget hawk spoke out on foreign policy in his maiden speech at the Council on Foreign Relations. Ryan, of course, downplayed the speech, joking to National Review Online that it simply enabled him “to come out a bit from my cocoon of AEI, Heritage, and the CATO Institute.” Regarding 2012, Ryan told us that he doesn't want to run since he has a young family, but does want to “help frame the debate” during what he predicts will be a “realignment election.”

Regardless of whether he runs, it’s hard not to like the guy. When I was down covering the health-care debate on the Hill, I often spotted Ryan on the House floor listening to his iPod as the Obamacare debates stretched into the late evening. Eventually, I asked him what was on his playlist. His answer: “What Is and What Should Never Be” by Led Zeppelin.

This would be one FUN guy to support for president if he ran. What about a Daniels/Ryan '12? That would be one powerful number crunching but powerful pair. Let's see it!