House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan told CNBC on Wednesday he'd "love to see" his former Republican running-mate Mitt Romney make another presidential bid. The two plan to meet Thursday about Republican strategy.
"I hope he does. [But] he's pretty emphatic in saying he won't," Ryan said in a "Squawk Box" interview. "[Romney] obviously does well in the polls today. I think that's because [of] the things we said in the campaign."
During the 2012 campaign, the former Massachusetts governor and Ryan warned about Obamacare and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform law. Ryan said those warnings turned out to be prophetic. "The results look nothing like the rhetoric," the Wisconsin Republican said.
Ryan himself is considered a possible contender for the 2016 Republican nomination for the White House. "I'm going to make that decision in 2015," he said, adding he's focused on trying to get big GOP gains the midterm election in November. "I want us to get the Senate ... and improve our majority in the House."
On the Democratic side, he said he believes Hillary Clinton is "one foot into this race already."