I’m not sure if this is surprising, considering he was on a losing ticket in 2012, but Paul Ryan will not be running for President a second time. Although it does not say that he’s declining the opportunity out of fear that he could end up on a ticket with Mitt Romney again, I’m sure that played into his decision.
At any rate, he is at peace with the decision and will, instead, continue to seek his rent in the House.
I have decided that I am not going to run for president in 2016,” Ryan said in a phone interview, noting that he is “at peace” with the decision he made “weeks ago” to forgo a bid for the White House.
“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,” he said.
The nine-term congressman believes he can make that “big difference” in his new role as chairman of the influential House Ways and Means Committee rather than as a presidential contender.
Ryan followed up by noting that he hopes announcing so early will demonstrate to his Wisconsin constituents that he is serious about his job representing them in Congress. Plus, Congress has an excellent gym membership.
And while myself and the other inventors of Hey Girl, It’s Paul Ryan are disappointed that our former imaginary boyfriend will no longer be on a national stage, it does mean that the female political nerds of America will be able to keep him our happy little secret crush into the forseeable future.
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