Paul Ryan’s Decision Not To Run Is A Sign That Mitt Romney Is Running For President In 2016

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Rep. Paul Ryan’s decision not to run for president in 2016 came after Ryan discussed 2016 with Mitt Romney. Ryan has repeatedly stated that he would not run in 2016 if Romney ran again.

Ryan announced his decision not to run during an interview with NBC News, “I have decided that I am not going to run for president in 2016. It is amazing the amount of encouragement I have gotten from people – from friends and supporters – but I feel like I am in a position to make a big difference where I am and I want to do that.”

Meanwhile, The Washington Post reported that Mitt Romney is mobilizing his supporters for another run at the White House. One of the supporters that Romney talked to over the weekend was Paul Ryan, “Over the past few days, Romney has been in touch with an array of key allies to discuss his potential 2016 campaign, according to people with knowledge of the calls. They include Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), his former vice presidential running mate; former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty (R); Hewlett-Packard chief executive Meg Whitman; former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown; former Missouri senator Jim Talent; and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah). In the conversations, Romney has said he is intent on running to the right of Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor who also is working aggressively to court donors and other party establishment figures for a 2016 bid.”

In September 2014, Rep. Ryan (R-WI) told HuffPo Live that he wouldn’t run if Romney ran again, “I wouldn’t if he were. I would support Mitt. If he were to run, I would not. But I don’t even know if I’m going to either myself. That’s something I’m going to decide in 2015.”

It is not a coincidence that Ryan talks to Romney, then announces that he isn’t running for president in 2016. In fact, it is looking more and more likely that Mitt Romney is going to run for president for a third time. If the primary battle between Romney and Jeb Bush happens, it will be the kind of intraparty bloodbath that Republicans were hoping to avoid by changing their primary process for 2016. Instead of a party unified around an early nominee, Republicans could be faced with an expensive drawn out brawl that would be certain to damage the victor.

Mitt Romney has stayed in the media spotlight too much for a defeated nominee, and Ryan’s announcement that he isn’t running is the biggest sign yet that Romney is serious about 2016.

26 Replies to “Paul Ryan’s Decision Not To Run Is A Sign That Mitt Romney Is Running For President In 2016”

  1. Romney and his cronies must already be laying down some heavy money to buy opps try and win this time.

  2. This is going to be funny. Mitt the twit, Jeb and fat bastard will split the so called moderate vote. Say hello to one of the loons, Huckleberry, Carson, Cruz to be the republican nominee

  3. Is the world suppose to shake because Mitt Romney is running? He will only find out for the third time America is not for sale to the rich. What BS could he give the American people that he has changed. None! He’s still a snake in the grass, his wife wants that status quo of being first lady. Go find a country where your money is stashed away, and buy that country.

  4. If only a Mitt/Jeb ticket could be forged, the ‘dumb and dumber’ jokes would write themselves…gaffes unleashed every damn day…a time of plenty for talk show hosts.

  5. He’s only trying to make the Guinness Book of World Records as being the biggest Presidential loser ever born!

  6. The 47% still won’t vote for him, I wonder if he ever paid his taxes.
    Just the other day I read that he and his buddies at Bain Capital were being charged with racketeering. The source seemed to think they could be bought off!

  7. Hes going to run to the right of Bush? Interesting. I didn’t think you could get much righter.

    I wish him luck. [WINK] After the Republicans in congress get through screwing over the middle class, and the poor, for the next two years, he is going to need a hell of a lot of it.

  8. so mitt the twit will be running after all. well, on behalf of all dems and libs, RUN ROMNEY RUN!!! cant wait to hear the answers to these questions: why wont you release the last 5 to 10 years worth of your tax returns? why do you hide money in offshore accounts? it has been said that you are, in fact, a billionaire, not a millionaire- is that true? what do you have to say to the 47% you insulted back in 2012? why have all of your dire, end of days predictions for the country and the economy if Obama won a second turn were completely wrong and idiotic? can you explain why the GOP lied and mislead about Benghazi and the IRS as recently released GOP report cleared the president and Clinton of any wrongdoing or coverup? so, do you still think you are ‘severely conservative’? last question- why the hell is your wife such an evil person? I cant wait!

  9. Romney is NOT going to run because he KNOWS he can’t win; this is just theater and he has NOTHING else to do

  10. “Even more amazing is the total lack of encouragement and the threat of total financial ruin from Darth Romney” Ryan later observed

  11. Paul,

    We will miss you and your lack of intellect in this upcoming race. You remember, “I am a complete acolyte of Ayn Rand until you suddenly said, I really don’t follow Ayn Rand.

    Ryan read Rand in high school.

    Ryan gave copies of Atlas Shrugged to his Capitol Hill staff as Christmas presents.

    Ryan said the following at a 2005 Atlas Society speech:
    “the reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand. And the fight we are in here, make no mistake about it, is a fight of individualism versus collectivism.”

    Then POW, Bamb, Sock

    Ryan said: This is why I DISAGREE with her philosophy. But I think her novels are great.”

  12. Queen anne of the yuu people keeps saying she is not going to run. I don’t believe it for a second. She still has designs on the people’s house which she thinks should be their next mansion. They are OWED that after all.
    Let’s see those taxes missy.
    You just know they went back and filed an amendment to their tax filing to claw back some of the money they had to pay to look less .1%ish.

  13. Hope Ann isn’t measuring the drapes in the White House.

    This campaign, if it becomes one, is already going nowhere. They should take the hint: We do not want you as President. No way. No how.

  14. Huckelberry, Carson or Cruz, THAT is a very scary, scary thought. Cruz probably believes it’s a golden opportunity. His time to SHINE!

  15. Keep twisting Paul, soon you will be in such a knot, you won’t find your way out…Good for the country, good for Wis.

  16. “Join me in welcoming the next President of The United States, Paul Ryan”.

    Mitt Romney Quote – Introducing his Running Mate in Norfolk, VA. – August 11th, 2012.

  17. I live in MA and had first hand experience as to what willard is about. He never takes a hint that we don’t want him, and since he did win the governor’s race years ago, he may never take the hint that we don’t want him.

    BTW he rarely showed up for work when he was governor and then he decided to leave permanently leaving the job to Mary Healy the Lt. Governor who was just as bad as willard.

    If you want to know what kind of a leader willard is, ask someone who lives in MA. We hate him.

  18. Ann told him the only way to win was to run, so he is running. Now my question is, if he loses again, will she cut him again like she did with the kitchen knife the night after losing? Plus what about his sanity LOL. I would be more worried about hers when he loses, she might cut more than an arm this time.

  19. Considering that Ryan couldn’t carry Wisconsin, even with Walker counting the votes, why would Mitt want him on the ticket anyway?

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