Paul Ryan Rules Out Presidential Bid
He really means it. The speaker of the House flatly declared he won’t seek or accept the 2016 Republican presidential nomination: “End of story.” Some party establishment types had hoped the Wisconsin representative could sweep in during a contested convention and play the savior to a divided GOP. In remarks at the RNC, Ryan said anyone wanting to be the nominee should have run in the actual primaries. But his decisive comments immediately fueled speculation that he’s really looking ahead to 2020 in case his party should fall flat in November.