Paul Ryan is probably the last person you want advice from, especially when that advice is “be yourself” and directed at Governor Scott Walker.
Ryan, you’ll recall, was Mitt Romney’s pick for VP in the 2012 election cycle. During an interview with Wisconsin’s WITI on Thursday, Ryan said, “We talk fairly often. Scott’s a good friend of mine. I just give him advice just to be himself. I think he’s got a really good chance and I look forward to seeing how it goes for him.”
Ryan, however, wasn’t formally endorsing Walker in a presidential bid. What’s more, Walker hasn’t even dove in yet, although he’s been insinuating that he plans to make the announcement soon.
Ryan added that he wanted Scott “to do the announcement on his own terms” and “I think he’s got a very good chance and a very good opportunity and I think he’s, I think people are taking great interest in his candidacy.”
This isn’t Ryan’s first time shilling for Walker; during a February interview with CNN, Ryan called Walker a “great governor” despite his announcement in January that he wouldn’t back another candidate in the primary.
My advice to Walker is also “be yourself.” Nothing says “Republican” like the political acumen of pot roast.
[h/t and cover picture TPM]