Paul Ryan Makes His 2013 Inaugural Speech Without Even Knowing It
This is why I think the Draft Paul Ryan movement for 2012 should really have a lot more support behind it. I highly doubt the Representative and budget wonk will run, but this is precisely the reason I wish he would.
Nestled in an ABC post about Bill Clinton telling Paul Ryan to give him a call to talk about Medicare (how I wish I could hear that conversation), is an answer Ryan gave to questions that his Medicare plan may sink the GOP in 2012 and it is a case study in leadership ans sounds so Presidential I’m on the verge of an Obama-faint.*
“This is not the time to go wobbly,” Ryan said. “They (Democrats) are going to run these attack ads at us regardless. This is a time for leaders to be leaders. This is not a time for us to follow our fears, this is a time to lead because if we don’t address our countries fiscal problems we are going to have a debt crisis and the people who are going to get hurt the first and the worst are the people who need government the most, the elderly and the poor.”
Emphasis added, and you can tell why. Can you not see the man saying the exact same thing after being inaugurated in 2013, ready to tackle real problems with real solutions?
This is probably all a pipe dream, but you have to agree with Jonah Goldberg when he says ”politics is about moments, and this one is calling [Ryan]. Unless someone suddenly rises to the challenge, the cries of ‘Help us, Paul Ryan, you’re our only hope!’ will only get louder.”