Thursday, October 25, 2012
Is Paul Ryan the Next President after Barack Obama?
This is usually how it works in politics. Any former Vice-President or Vice-Presidential candidate is a serious candidate for a future Presidential election.
Ryan will be the darling of the Republican Party until the 2016 election, no matter what. He is known as a reformer in trying to push bills through Congress that signal less government.
With an Obama win, it's possible, that after 8 years of a Democrat, the Independents may be ready to send a Republican to the White House. This is usually how it works in U.S. politics. There's the yin and the yang, so a balance of both parties doesn't tip the scales too far one way over a long stretch of time.
In 2016, more than likely, Ryan will be the most well-known candidate from either side. It is doubtful, at age 73, Vice-President Biden will want to run for the highest office in the land. He may be, like a Dick Cheney, and move on for health reasons, being satisfied with his accomplishments at the Vice-Presidential level. It may not be health reasons and it may not be for similar reasons to Cheney, but it doesn't look now like Biden would want to go for it.
Hillary Clinton may be out of the picture too by 2016. People do get tired, even though its politics and power reigns supreme. Secretary of State may be the most demanding job in the country after President. She will be rested, though. She is resigning from Secretary of State after this first Obama term is finished.
Ryan will be popular because he will tout his abilities to reform big government programs. He will promise to save Social Security and others. Maybe, he will be up to the task.
One thing about Ryan, he will be ready for a run. The guy has a reputation for having the best muscle/body fat ratio in either House. He is in great shape because he does whatever he can to prevent having a heart attack, like his Father and Grandfather suffered with and died from.
If he won the 2016 election and barring anything from happening to Obama, Ryan would be the 45th President of the U.S.
Originally published October 6, 2012