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Paul Ryan Says Mitt Romney Would Have Been 'Heck of a President'

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Making his first live TV interview since the election, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan told NBC's Meet the Press Sunday that GOP standard bearer Mitt Romney would have made "one heck of a president.

Ryan, Romney's running mate, said the experience of running for vice president was a great experience from which he learned a lot.  Many political pundits expect that Ryan will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

The Romney-Ryan ticket ultimately lost to President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, and the congressman acknowledged it showed weakness in the Republican Party as a whole.

Ryan told Meet the Press, "We obviously have to expand our appeal, we have to expand our appeal to more people and show how we'll take the country's founding principles and apply them to the problems of the day to offer solutions to fix our problems."

As for immediate goals, Ryan, who chairs the House Budget Committee, says the GOP and White House must settle differences to pass a budget, which he complained the Democratic-led Senate has failed to do since 2009.

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