In new book, Paul Ryan to ask 'Where do we go from here?'
September 23rd, 2013
07:57 AM ET
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In new book, Paul Ryan to ask 'Where do we go from here?'

(CNN) – Another potential 2016 contender landed a book deal, this one to come out next year just ahead of the midterm elections.

Rep. Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican and the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee, will write a book on the state of the conservative movement, according to the publisher Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing.

The book, "Where Do We Go from Here?" is set to hit bookshelves in August 2014.

"It will challenge conventional thinking, renew the conservative vision for 2014 and beyond, and show how it is essential for the well-being of our communities and the future of our nation," read a release for the book.

According to the publisher, the contract will be submitted to the House Ethics Committee for approval, and Ryan will not receive an advance from the publisher, per House rules. However, the eight-term congressman and House Budget Committee chairman will receive royalties from sales.

The new title marks Ryan's first solo book. In 2010, he co-authored "Young Guns" with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy.

Other potential White House candidates have announced book deals, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with Simon and Schuster, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo with Harper Collins, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with Sentinel.

Ryan, like other potential candidates, has not said whether he plans to run for president in 2016. Public opinion polls indicate the congressman would have a good shot in a Republican presidential primary. According to a recent CNN/ORC International survey, 16% of Republicans said Ryan would be their choice for the GOP nominee, putting him only behind New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 17%. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky took 13%.

– CNN's Ashley Killough and Nancy Baker contributed to this report.


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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Wake up People!

    Great, these losers keep getting richer after doing the same in a do nothing Congress, and the idiots keep eating it up.

    September 23, 2013 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  2. Gurgyl

    These GOP thugs have practically speaking NO VISION AT ALL. Their only sight is War–bomb Iran. Do they at least know new Iran president signaling Amity, friendly to USA? Nonsense idiots that messed this nation with unneeded wars.

    September 23, 2013 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Good question. Seeing how the reknowned "Ryan Plan" relies on the Medicare savings from the ACA, where do you go if your congressional colleagues somehow manage to get rid of it? I guess Ryan has to sit down and try to actually "run the numbers" on his own budget plan. As it stands right now, the Ryan Plan doesn't make any sense. Republicans are fighting to pull the plug on the one thing in it that actually reduces costs.

    September 23, 2013 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  4. Marie MD

    For you, lying altar boy, I hope McDonald's to remind you how you can't make a decent living on their low salaries, never mind getting sick.
    Average fast food worker's age is 28. For many these are the only jobs they can find. At least they don't have to worry about food stamps just heart disease (see above about no healthcare)

    September 23, 2013 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  5. kirk

    Straw poll says otherwise, as in last place

    September 23, 2013 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  6. The Real Tom Paine

    At the rate they are going, downhill.

    September 23, 2013 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  7. kirk

    Since when does 4% at a straw poll indicate a serious contender? Delusional gop

    September 23, 2013 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  8. M.A.P.

    Like he has any idea. He is so stuck up in the ideology of the past that I doubt he would be of any help to move the Republican brand anymore than Mitt Romney could have. He is a typical young conservative – he thinks he is revolutionary because he is a young conservative. No, Ryan, you may be rarer, but you are nothing new and certainly not innovative or creative. Just go read your Ayn Rande Atlas Shrugged and complain about how poor people are destrioying the world while the rich must unfairly share their wealth. Pathetic excuse for a representative, he only represents 1% of the population.

    September 23, 2013 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  9. Lynda/Minnesota

    "The new title marks Ryan's first solo book. In 2010, he co-authored "Young Guns" with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy."

    I can't imagine anyone anxiously waiting for the release of Paul Ryan's latest attempt at authoring any book, let alone a political psychopath's version of "How Much Pleasure I Get Screwing The Little People". That being said, I guess the most interesting point of this article is Ryan's going solo. Apparently "Young Guns" didn't bring in the expected royalties, or Ryan is no longer willing to share with even his co-workers of Republican persuasion.

    Not hard to understand. Having collected SS after his father's death, having accepted funds from a family business that depends solely on government funded contracts, and having full time employment at the very government coffers he disdains as "too big", this particular man not only doesn't play well with others, he is the poster child for the GOP playbook of "I got mine ... screw you".

    September 23, 2013 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  10. kirk

    400 americans have more wealth than half the country, nothing wrong here folks, his plan increases the inequality already at a record high in 2012. If you can remember how bad our country was, it'd even worse. Big money had used politicians to entrench the policies that led to this.get big money out of politics or we will surely fail, completely

    September 23, 2013 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  11. Data Driven

    Unless he's learned humility from getting both thumped by Joe Biden in the VP debate last year and losing the election with his running mate, which I doubt, the conservative movement, wherever it goes, won't have Ryan as the standard bearer.

    Too arrogant.

    September 23, 2013 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  12. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Considering how upset his mother was with him concerning his cuts to Social Security and Medicare in his budget, there goes his only guaranteed buyer.

    September 23, 2013 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  13. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Lyon Ryan and the other GOP goof Romney the tax cheat continue to try to get their greedy hands on YOUR soc sec fund for their own benifit and voucherize your healthcare medicade and Medicare . You already have been rejected by the American voters because of your stupid agenda and should just shut up being the failure that you are, what ever happens about that 60,000 dallar bribe you took and had to rerun in your home district to avoid an indictment for the liquor license ?????

    September 23, 2013 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  14. the hippies were right

    "It will show how it is essential for our well-being of our communities and the future of our nation". Things the shallow minded right DO NOT believe are essential for our well being: 1. Gun control. 2. Health coverage for everyone. 3.Govt regulated clean air and water standards. 4. Converting to alternative energy. 5. Govt regulation of banking industry. 6. Too many to list. Things the narrow minded right DO believe are essential for our well-being: 1. Profits over everything. 2. How to get his money out of his pocket and in to mine. 3. How to deceive to increase profits. 4.Go to war over comprimise, so we don't look week. 5.Fear monger, fear monger, fear monger. 6.Guns for everyone. 7. Too many to list. These clowns are digging a very deep hole!

    September 23, 2013 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  15. The Real Tom Paine

    -Amesbury

    Well, I seen the Ayn Rand thing is posted. Brilliant! NOT!

    Conservatives are the Garbage of America? Another genius at the keyboard!

    Senator Paul, and a couple of others are the only ones making any sense. Folks don't realize it because they have become accustomed to pie in the sky promises, government handouts, and such a loss of life's liberties and freedoms that they are numb to the truth.
    ***********************
    So, as usual, the conservative response as to why theya re not winning the argument has nothing to do with their principles, it all due to a combination of the " LSM" and the government handouts they claim are sapping the strength and free will of people. In other words, people are too stupid to see the supposed virtues ofwhat they are offering. Vague promises of " freedom", a phrase that even conservatives cannot exactly define, don't win over independent voters who are looking for people who offer solutions, not ideology. The GOP has become more ideologically driv en than at any time in its history, and bear far more resemblance to the Communists, Fascists and other ideologically-driven movements than at any time in their history. Purging others of they they deem to be " wrong ideas" is not an exercise in granting greater personal freedon, its brainwashing, something the GOP is increasingly demanding. When Members of the House and Senate are forced to toe the line to a rabid, loud, and well-financed minority withing their own party, they are headed for disaster, not the Promised Land. When Peter King is the Voice of Reason, you know you are in trouble.

    September 23, 2013 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  16. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Had to return , I meant to say, so what's the answer?????

    September 23, 2013 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  17. Hector Slagg

    Uhm,
    Either back to Fiscal Responsabilty or on down the drain like the Roman Empire. The Soviet's tried Socalisim. As we all know, a smashing success. Too many of you think the Government should run your life. With a nearly 17 Trillion Dollar Federal Debt, also a smashing success. Back sometime in the 1980's everybody was un happy they weren't making any money with the Savings they had in the Savings and Loan business. because of very conservative lending practices. So they talked President Reagan into relaxing the rules. A total bust. The Tax payers bailed them out.

    The next fisaco was the Housing Bust. The Government relaxed the rules so anyone could take out a mortguage with no visul means to pay for it. Another total bust. Now we have Obama Care. Anyone want to guess the outcome of Obama Care?

    September 23, 2013 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  18. Al-NY,NY

    here's your answer Lyin' Ryan......down the tubes because your party has become so fanatical that unless you have the obedience chip put in your body, you're not welcome

    September 23, 2013 09:33 am at 9:33 am |