Romney-Ryan? Ryan-Romney?

How adorable! 

Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), are hangin' out. Like it's so obvious it's almost overkill.

First Ryan, who does a great job of staying away from the press when he wants to, gave an interview to Bloomberg television this week in which he was asked whether he would support Romney if he were to run for president again in 2016. Ryan said he would "drive his bus if he asked me to." As for his own presidential aspirations, a frequent question for Ryan — though most suspect he wants to take over as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee instead — he said, "I honestly don't know what I am going to do." 

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Romney has been talked up a lot recently, as the 2016 Republican wannabes continue failing to impress and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush continues to hide out somewhere silently in an undisclosed location. So there was Romney on FOX News Channel Thursday night — with Ryan ! They gave an interview — together — to Megyn Kelly, who told them "you look like a president and vice president but you are not." Still, after they bashed President Obama, the two were questioned about their presidential plans, which they knew would come up. Ryan deferred to Romney but Romney said it was Ryan's turn.

Ryan is out with a new book, The Way Forward, and trying to distance himself from the negative view of his party with broader policy prescriptions geared toward the middle class and reducing poverty. But when they appeared again today doing the ALS ice bucket challenge, it was Romney getting iced - by Ryan. Watch it here.

So who is running? Ryan or Romney? 

 

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