Paul Ryan on Mitt Romney in 2016: 'I'd drive his bus'

Rep. Paul Ryan is all for the current mania that surrounds Mitt Romney.

With polls showing Romney could top President Obama if a rematch were held today, the 2012 GOP vice presidential candidate attributes Romney's current popularity to "buyer's remorse" about Obama.

"Sign me up for the Mitt mania," Ryan told Bloomberg Television on Wednesday.

Ryan, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, sounded enthusiastic when he was asked by Bloomberg Politics managing editors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann if he'd support Romney again. "I'd drive his bus if he asked me to," Ryan said.

The Wisconsin congressman is doing interviews to promote his book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea. Ryan and Romney will share the stage in Chicago on Thursday for the first time since the 2012 election in conjunction with the congressman's book tour.

Romney has been adamant that he's not interested in making a third presidential bid. A CNN/ORC International poll taken last month shows Romney would get 53% vs. 44% for Obama if there was a do-over on the 2012 election.

"I think people now know what kind of person Mitt is," Ryan told Bloomberg Television, attributing some of Romney's new-found popularity to a Netflix documentary that came out earlier this year. "And that didn't come out as well in the presidential campaign. And also I think people realized that a lot of the things he said in the campaign, the projections he made with respect to Russia and Iraq and others were true."


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