Paul Ryan shut down speculation that he might ride into Cleveland on a white steed and rescue the GOP from the Trumpenstein monster the party (including Ryan) created:
House Speaker Paul Ryan put to rest any lingering hopes that he would jump into the Republican presidential race on Tuesday, saying in a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, “count me out.”
“Let me be clear: I do not want, nor will I accept the Republican nomination,” Ryan said. “I am not going to be our party’s nominee.”
“If no candidate has a majority on the first ballot, I believe that you should only choose from a person who has actually participated in the primary. Count me out,” he said.
Of course, the wannabe granny starver played coy about the House speakership too, yet there he is. This statement today sounds pretty definitive, though. And at least House Speaker is a real job with a nice office. Ryan probably realizes if the party shoe-horns him onto the ticket for November, he’ll go down in flames more spectacularly than his epic plunge as Romney’s wingman.
Speaking of Romney, will he be the next white knight? Or will the Republicans resign themselves to choosing between a white nationalist demagogue, a universally loathed fundamentalist shit-stain or a bland, mealy-mouthed jackass who only managed to carry his own state?