“He’s very generous, but I had my turn. It’s his turn now,” Mr. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, said Thursday night on Fox News’ “The Kelly File.”
Mr. Romney has repeatedly ruled out another White House run for himself, despite a busy campaign schedule in support of GOP candidates for the midterm elections that has spiked interested in Mr. Romney’s return to presidential politics.
“Looking at you guys now, you look like a presidential team, you look like a president and vice president, but you are not,” host Megyn Kelly told the pair.
“I’ll give it to him,” said Mr. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican.
Mr. Ryan has said that he will wait until after the midterm election to make a decision about whether enter the presidential race.
The former running mates appeared later at a Chicago event to promote Mr. Ryan’s new book, “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.”
Mr. Romney ran unsuccessfully for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008 before winning the nomination in 2012.