National Catholic Reporter

The Independent News Source

Will Paul Ryan Run for President?

That is the question asked by Jonathan Chait over at the New Republic, and Chait thinks Ryan must be contemplating it, or is at least positioning himself to jump into the race if the field does not get stronger. Chait's backstory on Ryan and the Weekly Standard is especially interesting.
One thing Chait does not mention is this: Ryan is a Catholic and social conservatives view conservative Catholics as kindred spirits, and have ever since the Rev. Jerry Falwell used to boast that a third of the membership of his Moral Majority consisted of Catholics.

NCR Comment code: (Comments can be found below)

Before you can post a comment, you must verify your email address at Disqus.com/verify.
Comments from unverified email addresses will be deleted.

  • Be respectful. Do not attack the writer. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the original idea will be deleted. NCR reserves the right to close comment threads when discussions are no longer productive.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report abuse" button. Once a comment has been flagged, an NCR staff member will investigate.

For more detailed guidelines, visit our User Guidelines page.

For help on how to post a comment, visit our reference page.

 

Christmas-Feature-Flag-300x100.jpg

NCR Email Alerts