Paul Ryan says he is not interested in becoming the Republican nominee at a brokered convention
There has been quite a bit of talk lately about there being a brokered Republican convention and how if it comes to this the Republican establishment will try to nominate a “fresh face” to be the party’s flag bearer. I am of the opinion that this is the goal of the Republican establishment and that John Kasich is working with the GOP in order to ensure a brokered convention comes to pass.
Two names have been bandied about as possible fresh faces and they are Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. I have to believe that even the clowns in the Republican establishment are not stupid enough to run Mitt Romney again after the 2012 debacle so I believe it will be Paul Ryan who emerges from the pack if either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz are denied the nomination.
Today Paul Ryan vehemently denied he has any interest in becoming the party nominee, here is more:
House Speaker Paul Ryan, who many conservatives have floated a potential GOP presidential candidate in the event of a brokered convention this summer, forcefully rejected on Monday suggestions he would be considered for the nomination.
“I do believe people put my name in this thing, and I say, ‘Get my name out of that,’” the Wisconsin Republican said on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” radio program. “If you want to be president, you should go run for president. And that’s just the way I see it.”
“I’m not that person. I’d like to think my face is somewhat fresh, but I’m not for this conversation. I think you need to run for president if you’re going to run for president, and I’m not running for president. Period, end of story.”
“I’m not the fresh face. I’m not that person,” Ryan added, referencing remarks on the same show last week by GOP operatives who suggested the party needed a “fresh face.”
“I’m not for this conversation. I think you need to run for president in order to be president. I’m not running for president, so, period. End of story,” he said.
But is that really the end of the story? I remember when John Boehner suddenly retired and Paul Ryan denied he had any interest in becoming Speaker of the House but what is his current job? Rhetorical question of course…
Here are five times Paul Ryan denied he was interested in becoming the Speaker of the House. Paul Ryan’s word, as we all know, means nothing.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium