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Paul Ryan Shuts Down Idea Of New GOP Candidate: ‘I Don’t See How That Can Happen’

Paul Ryan Shuts Down Idea Of New Candidate: 'I Don't See How That Can Happen'

On Meet the Press today, Congressman Paul Ryan talked payroll tax cuts and much else, but David Gregory shifted the conversation to ask Ryan a more political question about the race for the presidency on his side of the aisle. If Mitt Romney ends up losing the Michigan primary to Rick Santorum and is no longer the moderate conservative who has the best chance against President Obama, does Ryan think another person should get into the race?

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The short answer? No. The long answer?

“I don’t see how that can happen, it’s just too late, I think. And, first of all, it’s February, this things have a way of taking time. I assume this is going to drag out well into April, so we’ll be relevant here in Wisconsin. And I just, I have a hard time seeing who else can get in here at this late date.”

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