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Fox News alert breaking news from the campaign trail the weekly standard reporting that Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan is now strongly considering a run for the White House joining us now is the man who broke the story Stephen Hayes is a senior writer at the weekly standard and Fox News contributors so okay -- scoop here no official change on his position is not definitely embodies strongly considering what that means.
-- we should know right up front -- that his spokesman as saying that he has not changed his mind there's been no official change of position but certainly.
From -- I've been told people I've been talking to not just in the past few days but really over the past couple months.
It's become clear that Paul -- strongly considering a presidential run he's been talking to people sitting down with strategists.
Talking to fund raisers.
About what a possible.
Ron would look like -- he is currently on vacation taking a long time.
To think long and hard about jumping in himself what would Paul Ryan bring to this race team.
Well he's -- you know the way that he sees the race unfolding and he said this publicly.
He says that this this needs to be a debate about two futures for the country on the one hand President Obama and what Paul Ryan calls the cradle to grave welfare state.
And on the other hand the kind of opportunity society that Paul Ryan has enshrined in his budget in the path to prosperity budget.
That house Republicans passed earlier this spring and he gave an interview to a local Milwaukee radio station this past Friday where the the host asked him.
Are you seeing that vision those two competing visions play out is there's somebody in the Republican field that you feel.
Is actually making Mac kind of a case that you'd like to be seen made.
And power I was very blunt about it he said there is not I'm not seeing that right now and basically it's disappointing -- I think that.
-- -- for all of the reasons that he'd been looking at possibly getting into the to the race.
I think that certainly added the fact that he's not seen anybody make that kind of case right now.
Well let's talk about -- two of the candidates who have officially announced and who seem to have taken their gloves off.
Mitt Romney and Rick Perry going at it on the topic of jobs who's got the better case to make Mitt Romney who spent a lot of years on Wall Street or Rick Perry who was sort of talking up his past work not his family farms.
For many years.
You know I actually think they both have a pretty good case Mitt Romney took him a big risk.
A year and a half ago when he first started wading into this year's presidential race for the 2012 president's race.
But focusing almost exclusively on jobs and a Republican strategists who told Romney's people that that was too risky you can't focus exclusively on the jobs what -- the economy starts to come back you look like you're talking about something.
That's now we're relevant something of an anachronism.
Not so he took a risk and I think he's made a very strong case so far on jobs Rick Perry on the other hand has beat the Texas economy that he can point to.
And you've heard some criticism of the things he's been saying that he got the right kind of jobs that there aren't enough.
High wage jobs but I think those are -- pretty difficult criticisms to make stick when you've seen so many new jobs come out of.
Texas and real quickly the fact that Kerry's come out swinging the way that he has -- that what -- that -- -- the tenor of this campaign really kind of shakes it up doesn't it.
It certainly does -- -- this has been a sleepy campaign throughout most of the summer.
Mitt Romney's been doing an event every 23 days you mostly not challenging his rivals he's been running in effect a general election campaign.
Against Barack Obama all that's now over you have Michelle Bachmann coming out of the Iowa straw poll you've got Rick Perry jumping into the race taking shots at -- both President Obama.
And -- -- and now you have the possibility I think.
That Paul Ryan is going to jump into the race to.
So you've got to vigor he acted you've gone from a sleepy Republican field last week to a very active and engaged in competitive Republican field potentially -- and I.
Couple weeks -- gotten our attention.
Good work Steve Stephen Hayes is senior writer for the weekly standard Fox News -- it contributor good to talk to talk against him thanks Rick.
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