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Wisconsin Dems: Please Run For President, Paul Ryan


"Paul Ryan's plan to end Medicare has made him the darling of the right, so much so that his cheerleaders are rooting for him to run for president," reads a sarcastic Draft Ryan petition on the Wisconsin Democratic Party website. "We at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin encourage this."

A Ryan candidacy would be a dream for Democrats, who have said they'll make much of 2012 about the House Republican budget proposal Ryan crafted. Having that debate on the presidential level with Ryan himself is the stuff of Democratic ad writers' fantasies. Democratic dreams aren't likely to come true, but Ryan's home state Democrats are wishing for a miracle all the same.