Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Call This Number. Now.

by Libby Sternberg

Are you not completely happy with the Republican presidential field right now? Join the club. While pundits and reporters gush about Michele Bachmann winning the Ames, Iowa straw poll, they rarely focus on the fact that she still only snagged 29 percent of that vote. (And the whole thing is more GOP fund-raising event than actual vote anyway.)

Now Texas Governor Rick Perry is joining the fight. But do you cringe, as I do, at the thought of another Texas governor going for the Oval Office? I know, I know -- he's not George W.  But the comparisons will be too easy to make. And, quite frankly, his first weekend out of the gate has him talking more like a cowboy than a serious leader 

Oh, please, oh, please, oh, please, oh, please
There are a few folks still on the sidelines, though,  whom I'd love to see run.

Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan is among them. He's serious, articulate, unafraid to tackle the big issues despite ridiculously negative campaigning against him. And today -- glory, hallelujah -- there's news that he might, just might, be considering a run.

Yeah, it's probably a long shot that he'll decide to do it.

But you know what would help? Lots of folks calling his congressional office urging him to get in the race.

Here's the number for his congressional campaign office:


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