Asked about the Massachusetts health care plan signed into law by Mitt Romney, Ryan said, “It’s not that dissimilar to Obamacare, and you probably know I’m not a big fan of Obamacare. I just don’t think the mandates work … all the regulation they’ve put on it.”
“I haven't studied in depth the status of it," he continued, "but I think it’s beginning to death spiral. They’re beginning to have to look at rationing decisions. I don’t think this health care system works. That’s why I’m a believer in a consumer-based medicine, in consumer-based patient-centered reforms health care reforms.”
Asked if he would rule out running for the presidency himself as emphatically as Chris Christie did by threatening to commit suicide, Ryan replied, with a laugh, "I guess I wouldn't talk in suicidal terms."
Ryan, Michele Bachmann and Allen West would all make eminently credible -- and electable -- candidates for office.
In fact, it would be quite the trick for the Democrats to try to paint Ryan as a dimwit, as they did with varying levels of success with Ford, Reagan, Bush 41 and number 43. That crap ain't gonna fly with the Wisconsin numbers whiz.