Hedge Fund Manager Paul Singer Thinks Paul Ryan Chris Christie Mitt Romney, His First Second Last Choice For The Ticket, Would Make A Great President

Anyone but you know who. Paul Singer, a prominent hedge-fund manager, has employed many tactics in seeking to ensure a Republican victory in November...he approached Rep. Paul Ryan and offered to back him in a presidential bid. When Mr. Ryan demurred, Mr. Singer's support helped him emerge as the vice-presidential nominee, people close to the matter said...Mr. Singer has warmed up to Mr. Romney though he didn't support his run for president in 2008 and last year pushed...New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to run. "As I have gotten to know Mitt I have become increasingly of the view that he will make a very fine president," Mr. Singer said in a rare interview. Wall Street's Paul Singer Makes His Influence Felt [WSJ] Related: Meet The Draft Christie For President Committee
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Anyone but you know who.

Singer, a prominent hedge-fund manager...approached Rep. Paul Ryan and offered to back him in a presidential bid. When Mr. Ryan demurred, Mr. Singer's support helped him emerge as the vice-presidential nominee, people close to the matter said...Mr. Singer has warmed up to Mr. Romney though he didn't support his run for president in 2008 and last year pushed...New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to run. "As I have gotten to know Mitt I have become increasingly of the view that he will make a very fine president," Mr. Singer said in a rare interview.

Wall Street's Paul Singer Makes His Influence Felt [WSJ]
Related: Meet The Draft Christie For President Committee

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