Will Paul Ryan Run?
He apparently is being urged from all directions to join the race and bring “substance” to the primary.
Having Mitch Daniels and Jeb Bush personally encourage him makes Ryan a more likely candidate. But the same things they like about him — his specificity when it comes to cutting entitlements — seem to make the congressman toxic in a general election. We saw that in New York’s 26th congressional district’s special election this May, when running against Ryan’s Medicare plan allowed a Dem to win the conservative territory, and it’s evident in polls showing the Ryan plan is very unpopular.