Now Ryan?!?

Andrew Sullivan —  Aug 16 2011 @ 12:42pm

It may be part of Republican desperation, but Stephen F. Hayes has a hell of a scoop, if it's true:

Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan is strongly considering a run for president. Ryan, who has been quietly meeting with political strategists to discuss a bid over the past three months, is on vacation in Colorado discussing a prospective run with his family. Ryan’s concerns about the effects of a presidential campaign – and perhaps a presidency – on his family have been his primary focus as he thinks through his political future. “He’s coming around,” says a Republican source close to Ryan, who has been urging the 41-year-old to run.

National Review's editors spent some time salivating over the prospect yesterday. Larison continues to scream from the rooftops against the "Zombie Crazy, Inexplicable Demand:"

[Bachmann] is a three-term House member best known for her opposition to unpopular legislation. Paul Ryan is a five-term House member who was best known prior to this Congress for being complicit in every major deficit-expanding policy of the previous administration. Neither one stands much chance in the general election, but one was badly compromised by profligate Bush-era policies.