Election 2012

Will Paul Ryan Run for President?


The Weekly Standard's Stephen Hayes reports that Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan "is in the final stages of deciding on a presidential run." From Hayes:

Ryan, who has been quietly meeting with political strategists to discuss a bid over the past three months, is on vacation in Colorado discussing a prospective run with his family. Ryan's concerns about the effects of a presidential campaign – and perhaps a presidency – on his family have been his primary focus as he thinks through his political future.

"He's coming around," says a Republican source close to Ryan, who has been urging the 41-year-old to run.

"With Paul, it's more about obligation than opportunity," says another Wisconsin Republican. "He is determined to have the 2012 election be about the big things. If that means he has to run, he's open to it."

We'll know soon enough. In the meantime, check out Peter Suderman's profile of the Wisconsin Republican "Paul Ryan: Radical or Sellout?"