By Jeff Simpson
Paul Ryan (R-Wall St.), despite being on the Presidential ticket that got crushed in 2012, is considering a run for president. Well he told his favorite people that he was anyway. No silly, not the people of the 1st district in Wisconsin, a bunch of millionaires in New York City!
Rep. Paul Ryan told a group of business elites and donors at a New York City fundraiser that he’s asking friends and supporters “to keep their powder dry” as he mulls a 2016 presidential bid, two attendees told POLITICO.
It was among the most explicit statements Ryan has made to a crowd about his process with regards to a presidential run. And it came at a time when political insiders have questioned how eager he is to run.
Ryan made the remark last week during a breakfast fundraiser for his re-election campaign for his House seat. The event was held at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan, with about 40 attendees, including hedge fund executive Dan Loeb; GOP donors Wilbur Ross and Wayne Berman; and New York Jets owner Woody Johnson.
He will tell his masters that he is thinking of running, but the plebe's better not ask him about it.
Approached by POLITICO just before votes on the House floor on Wednesday, Ryan declined to discuss the fundraiser.
“I’m not going to get into any of this,” he said.
Asked if the account was true, he replied, “It’s a private meeting” and added, “I said, ‘I’m keeping my options open.’”
I swear, sometimes people think that he is an elected representative in a democratic republic where he has to answer to the people.
The reporters at Politico better be careful not to upset him or he will attack their children!
However, we at Paul Ryan Watch have inside information. We know he is running because someone in his campaign leaked his introductory video that he has made for his presidential run.
You saw it here first!