Paul Ryan May Want Ways and Means Chair, Not VP Slot

Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 02:10 PM

By Andra Varin

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Rep. Paul Ryan has been mentioned as a possible running ate for Mitt Romney, but the Wisconsin congressman appears much more interested in becoming chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, Real Clear Politics said Wednesday.

Currently head of the House Budget Committee, Ryan “has become a rock star to the right,” national political reporter Erin McPike wrote on the site.

And yet, she said, he doesn’t quite seem to be ready for the role of understudy to the commander in chief.

“His experience is limited to work in Congress, which suggests to some that he might seem like a one-trick pony and thus unfit to fill the role of president,” she said.

Ryan, 42, has said that he doesn’t want to run for higher office and that he needs to spend time with his three young children. And while his budget proposals “have become lightning rods for the left,” McPike said, “he is not known for his foreign policy prowess.”

The House Ways and Means Committee, on the other hand, could provide Ryan a role tailored to his experience and interests.

“But by chairing Ways and Means, he would be charged with overseeing legislation to rewrite the tax code and could lead the way on all entitlement reform,” McPike said.


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