Susan J. Demas: Paul Ryan wants his family time –– but many Americans aren't so lucky

"I cannot and will not give up my family time." – U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., in laying out his conditions for being the next speaker of the house

Paul Ryan may soon be second in line to the presidency. The congressman is seen as a rare, unifying figure between the GOP's bitterly divided establishment and tea party factions.

But Ryan, 45, threw out a curveball, declaring that time with his wife and three young children was a non-negotiable condition to taking the House speakership.

Working parents everywhere cheered. For one thing, it was nice to have a prominent dad talking about family time being a priority — because "having it all" isn't just an issue for moms.

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