It looks like the way forward is more interesting than the hard choices of the past, at least according to The New York Times.
Congressman Paul Ryan’s book “The Way Forward” will hold the No. 5 spot on the latest non-fiction hardcover New York Times bestsellers list, beating Hillary Clinton’s “Hard Choices” that will sit at the No. 6 spot, Politico reports.
The Wisconsin Republican’s publisher says that Nielsen Bookscan tallies the number of copies sold at 6,266 but that the real number is closer to “12,000 units.”
Ryan has been making stops across the country to promote his book and will conclude his trip Friday by delivering a speech at the Reagan Library located in Simi Valley, California.
Interestingly enough, Ryan shared his thoughts about Hillary Clinton and her expected 2016 presidential run at a promotional event in Brandon, Florida, Sunday. He told the Tampa Bay Times that Clinton is “very beatable.”
“She’s very formidable,” explained Ryan of Hillary. “She’ll raise a lot money, she has a lot of name ID. But I think Hillary Clinton is very beatable because a Hillary Clinton presidency is basically the same thing as an Obama third term. I don’t think she’ll be able to shake that.”
Both Clinton’s book and book tour have been flops, the sales of “Hard Choices” dropping over 40 percent in its first and second weeks each. Even supporters of Clinton have described her promotional tour for her memoir as a “disaster.”
Ryan and Clinton may well meet in a fight for the presidency for 2016, as both are labeled as contenders for their respective parties should they decide to run. Time will tell who will win that race.