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Paul Ryan Doesn't Expect to Run for Vice President Again

In a recent announcement, Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said he would not be running for president in 2016. In another statement, he says he's not thinking about the vice presidency either.

Ryan was Mitt Romney's running mate in 2012, and has in the past hinted at possibly making a bid for the White House in 2016. In September, he announced that if Romney was running, Ryan would not. Even though Romney says he won't be running, Ryan still isn't interested.

As chair of the Ways and Means Committee, the young congressman feels he can do more good where he is right now. The tax cuts he's helped plan may potentially add $100 billion to the budget deficit over the next 10 years.

Ryan was recently asked if he'd consider running for vice president if courted by a GOP nominee. "That doesn't happen twice," he answered. "I'm not even thinking about that."

Considering the disaster the last presidential election was for Republicans, you have to wonder whether he’s trying to save the party, or save himself by sitting out this time.

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