Paul Ryan: 'Immensely proud' of campaign
November 7th, 2012
12:52 PM ET
1 year ago

Paul Ryan: 'Immensely proud' of campaign

(CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan, who lost the election for vice president but was re-elected to his seat in the U.S. House, released the following statement Wednesday about the outcome of the 2012 contest:

"I am immensely proud of the campaign we ran, and I remain grateful to Governor Romney for the honor of being his running mate. I look forward to spending some time with my family in the coming days and then continuing my responsibilities as chairman of the House Budget Committee and representative of Wisconsin's First Congressional District."


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soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. yasmine

    Paul Ryan................"I'm immensely proud of all those lies we told"

    November 7, 2012 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  2. Dave Jaipersaud

    Ha! Ha! – Romney/Ryan & the Republicans lost. What a bunch of losers. The GOP can try to blame their loss on Democrats ground game, weather, too much regulations, tax increases on the rich, climate change etc. but the people saw through all the lies and nonsense they were selling. I hope the Republican learnt a lesson that the American people are not forgetful and stupid. We can remember clearly what happened when the Republicans were in charge of the White House.

    It was painful watching Fox News try to spin a major Republican loss into a major Republican win. All of their projections that Romney would win were dead wrong. It proves that Fox News has not credibility. Everyone of them. So for those folks who watch Fox News and listen to House and Senate Republicans and their surrogates spew their lies as gospel, this is a wake-up call. They are leading you down a losing path.

    Now we can continue to build and move this country forward.

    November 7, 2012 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  3. Sane in Maine

    What's Ryan – almost 50 years old and now an 8 term congressman to be? He's like a dumb college kid who flunked math 101. Somebody get this guy a calculator and teach him how to work it.

    November 7, 2012 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  4. southexas

    P. Ryan caused Mitt R. the election. Thks. Ryan..

    November 7, 2012 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  5. Expat American

    A campaign full of propaganda, distortions and lies. That is something to be proud of.

    Ironic that Ryan's exit off the stage is alongside Romney's coward son Tough Talkin' Tagg. Like father like son.

    November 7, 2012 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  6. Ind.

    Whine and blame all day now democrats. If it doesn't get done it's all on you.

    November 7, 2012 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  7. Al-NY,NY

    delusional thinking by Eddie Munster. He's lucky his district was dumb enough to reelect him or he'd be going by the wayside like his car-elevator boss

    November 7, 2012 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  8. Dilip Samuels

    Paul Ryan, Mr. Forcible Rape and Pregnancy could NOT CARRY HIS STATE

    YEAH!! Proud...Ryan should feel ASHAMED

    November 7, 2012 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  9. Anthony in California

    Proud? of what? All theLIES? All the deceit? All the flip-flip?
    Maybe he's still "immensely proud" of his sub 3hour marathon time...

    #tryagainbuddy

    November 7, 2012 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  10. Curt

    Maybe you should change how you operate in congress. Obviously the people did not believe in your plans.

    November 7, 2012 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  11. ThankYou&GoodNight

    Yes Paul, you were so immensely committed to the VP campaign that you ran for your House seat as a backup plan. If Mitt wasn't so clueless, he would have seen that as the first sign that you were not 100% on board.

    November 7, 2012 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  12. Rudy NYC

    I wonder if he learned anything about how the world really thinks.

    November 7, 2012 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    These guys are unreal. Only a contemporary GOPer/Teatroll could simultaneously claim pride in having behaved in such a prideful manner as to shame himself.

    November 7, 2012 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  14. JohnPeel

    OK, the bruising battle is now over, time to roll the sleeves and get to work, that includes you too GOP. No more blocking, just work please, basically do what you were sent to Washington to do.

    Forward!!!!!

    November 7, 2012 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    If he's smart, which I'm not entirely convinced he is, despite CNN and the MSM desperately trying to convince us is the case, he'll be the first one to "cave" and start acting reasonable. He's had a "taste" now and again, if smart, should recognize he's never getting another taste if he remains an adamant, recalcitrant, unrepentant ideologue unwilling to compromise in any way whatsoever and continues to be unwilling to accept the reality on the ground in America and change accordingly.

    November 7, 2012 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  16. Jeff O'Dette

    A tea party pawn will never be in the white house. Unless of course, they are invited by the POTUS.

    November 7, 2012 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  17. Boo

    Now Eddie Munster can go back to Wisconsin and lick his wounds.....

    November 7, 2012 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  18. just sayin

    glad he's still going to be in congress. one of the few working to save the country.

    November 7, 2012 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  19. Sandy

    Proud of all the lies you and Romney told? Really?

    November 7, 2012 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  20. GOPisGreedOverPeople

    If you were proud of THAT campaign, you deserved to lose. A Flip Flop/Liar 2012 campaign.

    November 7, 2012 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  21. Woman In California

    "I am immensely proud of the campaign we ran,

    So am I, because it was soundly rejected and America is better for it.
    Thank you.

    November 7, 2012 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  22. fayse

    And weren't you the one that refered to Romney as "the stench" ????? Are you proud of the fact that 90% of the campaign that the two of you ran was based on lies and distortions.

    November 7, 2012 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |