Paul Ryan On 2016: ‘I May Or I May Not’

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) demurred when asked Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” if he intends to run for president in 2016.

He said he’s “not foreclosing any opportunity” but he literally does not know the answer.

The point is this, I think the most important thing for me to do is do my job representing the first district of Wisconsin, trying to prevent a debt crisis, helping get a solution to the economy, to jobs, to getting our deficit and debt under control.

That it me is my first priority.  That’s what I’m focused on.  Will I or won’t I?  I don’t know.  I literally do not know the answer to these questions about what is the best role for me to play to fix these problems for our country in the future.

The point is I don’t know the answer because I’m just not putting a great deal of thought into it.

I’m not foreclosing any opportunity.  I may or I may not.  I just don’t know because right now we just had an election.  We’ve got jobs to do.

 

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