Paul Ryan: Hillary Clinton Presidency Would've Been Better!

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Former Republican V.P. candidate Paul Ryan said Sunday on Meet the Press that the nation's fiscal crisis would be different right now under Hillary Clinton.

“Look, if we had a [Hillary] Clinton presidency, if we had Erskine Bowles as chief of staff ... I think we would have fixed this fiscal mess by now," Ryan said.

"[But] that’s not the kind of presidency we’re dealing with right now.”

Bowles was chief of staff to former President Bill Clinton, and currently co-chairs the Campaign to Fix The Debt, a bipartisan deficit reduction effort.

The praise was especially noteworthy because speculation abounds in Washington over both Ryan and Clinton's presidential prospects in 2016.

Neither has responded to questions about their future plans.

Considered a major star in the GOP, Ryan was noncommittal about plans to run for president in 2016. Asked what he thinks about running, he said, “I don’t.”

“I think it’s just premature," he added, "I’ve got a job to do. I represent Wisconsin, I’m chairman of the budget committee at the time we have a fiscal crisis.”

In the couched translation of Washington-speak, Mitt Romney's 2012 running mate response leaves the door wide open for him to run in 2016.

He's certainly well versed in going after the incumbent.

In one of a number of jabs at President Obama during the interview, Paul Ryan said, "I don't think that the president thinks we actually have a fiscal crisis."


The Teabag Party was started by the minutemen and they were started by the KKK (these are the uneducated that believe the south will rise again). Now they control the GOP, who now want to send out coconuts with the same old GOP message of protecting the rich, because they no longer hold a lead on civil liberties because they were the ones who came up and passed the Patriot Act, they were the ones who kidnapped and waterboarded, they were the ones who passed vaginal ultrasound bills throughout the nation (but leave the child abandoned after birth), they are the ones who love hating the gays (even though some secretly practice it), they were the ones who passed minority voter suppression laws right before a national election. But hey keep doing, what you are doing, and the end game is clear, you are out, finished. I think the GOP has written off all minorities (who needs us, honestly who needs you!), but hey send out your coconuts, but don’t expect winning any elections. The GOP is reaping what they have sown!


Forget about right now, but IF Hillary decides to run for office of president in 2016, yes, she will make for a much better presidency than anyone the Republicans can possibly stick in to run against her. There's no one the Republicans have that could possibly win an election against Hillary Clinton.

@ Jeanne

4 years away and your talking about whose best? This country has short term memory and THAT'S the reason we will live in chaos the next 4! Rubio-Paul- any number of people would be better than any Democrat around. OBAMAS bullshit is running on empty and my money says this push on Gun Control is going to blow up in his face. Many Law enforcement people have already said they (OREGON TO FLORIDA) will not enforce any new restrictions. His media is the poison. You can taste it- Smell it- feel it- OBAMA IS UP TO HIS NECK IN CRAP! MSNBC can't even pull him out. People are angry, hungry and broke and the worst of it all - OUR KIDS WILL BE BROKE! By the end of 2013 Obamas ass will driven to impeachment, probably the betrayal of the constitution- would be my guess! 50% are sick of the disgraceful excuse for a President and the number will not shrink!!!!!!!


I htink hes absolutely correct. I cant figure out how inexperienced, unqualified Barry ever got the Dem nomination 5yrs ago over Hillary.
Goes to show that Americans are burdened with racial guilt but have no qualms with being sexist.

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Paul Ryan Biography

Paul Davis Ryan
Paul Ryan is the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, serving since 1999, and the Republican Party for Vice... More »
Janesville, Wisconsin
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Paul Davis Ryan