Scott Walker: ‘I Love Paul Ryan’ (VIDEO)

AP

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Sunday expressed his great respect for Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) after rejecting the possibility that a current member of Congress could be a presidential contender in 2016.

“I think it’s got to be an outsider,” Walker said about the potential Republican presidential nominee in 2016 on ABC’s “This Week.” “I think both the presidential and the vice presidential nominee should either be a former or current governor, people who have done successful things in their states, who have taken on big reforms, who are ready to move America forward.”

When asked about Ryan specifically, Walker said that the former vice presidential candidate would not be the ideal presidential nominee, even though Walker had nothing but praise for the congressman.

“I love Paul Ryan. Paul Ryan, if he had a fan club, I’d be the president of that,” Walker said.

Walker did not give specifics about his own future plans, but did not rule out a run for president in 2016.

“I don’t rule anything out,” Walker said.

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