2016 Election, Congress, Elections, House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Politicians

Paul Ryan shuts down nomination rumors


Paul-Ryan2-1250x650Republican radio personalities Rush Limbaugh and Karl Rove have ignited a fire of speculation that the GOP establishment will nominate a “fresh face” at the convention in Cleveland if Donald Trump and Ted Cruz fall short of the 1,237 delegates required to win.

However, during an interview with Hugh Hewitt Monday morning, Speaker Paul Ryan made it clear — that fresh face isn’t him:

“I do believe people put my name in this thing, and I say, ‘Get my name out of that,’” he said on“The Hugh Hewitt Show.” “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.”

Granted, Ryan didn’t want to run for speaker, either… and we all know how that turned out.

He also was hesitant to comment on how convention rules might be different this year:

Ryan also voiced uncertainty over the Republican National Convention in July, arguing it might have different rules than the 2012 version.

“I don’t know, that’s not my decision,” he said of Rule 40(b), which requires candidates to have the backing of at least eight state delegations.

“That is going to be up to the delegates,” Ryan added. “I’m going to be an honest broker and make sure that the convention follows the rules as the delegates make the rules.

“It should not be our decision as leaders. It is the delegates’ decision. So I’m not going to comment on what these rules look like or not.”

It seems that the only certain thing about this election is uncertainty.


    I wouldn’t vote for this LOSER even if they paid me. Why would anyone vote for a treacherous jerk that voted to give over 300,000 foreign visas to Muslims???!!!!
    Get Lose PAUL ‘AMNESTY’ RYAN…..no one wants the lies and crap you have to peddle. Your continually a$$ kissing to obuma is nauseating enough… GO BACK TO WISC….. NO WANTED YOU AS SPEAKER AND YOU HAVE PROVEN THAT YOU ARE ‘FAR WORSE’ THEN CRYBABY BOEHNER!!!

  • LandMinesOTB

    If the GOP plays games with the nomination, I will abstain from voting for the first time in 40 years. While It breaks my heart to know that hillbilly will likely be the next Prez, and all that would come from it, a vote in the general election for an RNC ‘boy’ will simply mean to them that I endorse THEIR candidate’s views. I can say without any doubt that i DO NOT NOT NOT endorse Kasich or Ryan or their RINO agendas. Perhaps if a large number of republicans sit out the general election, it will crush the RNC into actually listening to the voters 3 years from now. Or not and they will never win another election again, ever. Very sad times. Worse if you live in Colorado where we didn’t even get to vote. This whole process this year has made me want to move to the middle of a forest, go off the grid and hope I can just survive the next 20 years.

    • Libsrlintlickers

      Only problem is we won’t survive 4 years of HITLERY!!

  • Richard Bagenstose

    with the crowds trump is getting , if they do this there could be riots , and i’ll join them, i’m sick of these establishment ass holes

    • Libsrlintlickers

      You and me both!! They don’t wanna give up feeding at the trough of the American taxpayer!!

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