that hurt Ryan's chances in 2016? Or is the thinking that a rump Repig Party would be even more enamored of Ryan?
More airtime on FAUX. A platform to spew his nonsense from. Etc etc etc.
for the next election. It'll be Ryan in 2016.
a smart move if the real game is 2016. Maybe Ryan is thinking 2020 or beyond?
whether your guy has a chance or not, it still gets you publicity and visibility, and they usually spell your name right.
For someone as young as Ryan is (OMG... He's younger than me!!!) a losing ride as VP won't harm him in the long run. This will actually help him save face when he loses his congressional seat, and it gives him national facetime. 2016, 2020, 2024... he's young enough to go for any of those years.
I don't think he expects to actually win this...
himself for 2016 if romney loses
speaking fees, TV shows, magazine covers... there is $$ to be made being VP for the Republican party.
Two outcomes: 1) He is elected VP, and will be in a good place for seeking run for GOP nomination in 2020+. 2) If he is defeated, this move to be VP candidate will earn him points with the GOP. He will be a player in the 2016 GOP campaign, with at least a good chance of being a cabinet officer if the GOP wins the presidency.
The fundraising networks and exposure he will gain will give him the inside track on 2016.
heard of William Miller again (at least until his hilarious daughter Stephanie became all the rage on liberal left-wing talk radio