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No Presidential Run for Paul Ryan in 2012, But He Likes Mitch!

Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin may not want to run for President in 2012, but he tells the Weekly Standard that he’s got someone else in mind who would be perfect for the job:

Ryan was willing to talk up the presidential prospects of another Republican: Indiana governor Mitch Daniels. “He would be a great president,” said Ryan. “He looks like your accountant, but that’s not so bad maybe.” In Ryan’s estimation, Daniels is the only potential GOP presidential candidate at the moment who really gets the ideas outlined in his Road Map and is willing to fight for them. “Are there [other] people who right now know these issues, have the principles, have the courage of their convictions, and are willing and able to defend them? Nobody comes to my mind,” Ryan said. But he added that “any one of these guys” interested in running for president could get up to speed on the Road Map.

And what of the “Mitch Daniels truce” which has been a stumbling block for many social conservatives?

Asked what he thinks about Mitch Daniels’ proposed “truce” on social issues, Ryan said, “I don’t see it quite the same way.” Ryan thinks it’s important to build a broad coalition to fight “social welfare statism,” but “we don’t need to ask anybody to unilaterally disarm.”

“I’m as pro-life as a person gets,” Ryan continued. “You’re not going to have a truce. Judges are going to come up. Issues come up, they’re unavoidable, and I’m never going to not vote pro-life.”

Even though the two don’t see eye to eye on the idea of a “truce,” Ryan is confident that Mitch Daniels would be a good president.

Even though Mitch has already said he’d reinstate the Mexico City policy of financing overseas abortions with taxpayer money score this as another big conservative voice in Congressman Paul Ryan supporting a the long rumored and potential presidential candidacy of one Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.

Make sure to tune into “Gillespie on” tonight at 7pm as we discuss possible GOP candidates for President, including Mitch Daniels.

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