Posted Friday, March 30, 2012, at 4:34 PM
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Now that Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget has passed the House, the Republican is on to bigger and better things, like endorsing Mitt Romney on Fox & Friends.
The House Budget Committee chair, whose state of Wisconsin will vote in a primary on Tuesday, told Fox hosts that he had two criteria for the candidate who gets his vote: whether the candidate is the best for the job and whether he can beat President Obama in the election.
“In my opinion, Mitt Romney is clearly that person,” Ryan said. He also seemed to agree with what some on the right fear: An ongoing battle for the nomination only weakens the candidate who will eventually face the president.
With George H.W. Bush’s endorsement earlier in the week, a pattern of Republican establishment members getting behind the former Massachusetts governor may be emerging. Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary will be another indicator from voters—if they pay attention. Many in the state are reportedly more concerned with the effort to recall union-busting Governor Scott Walker.
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