Paul Ryan Rules Out White House Bid This Year

Paul Ryan Rules Out White House Bid This YearHouse Speaker Paul Ryan ruled out a White House bid this year, saying flatly “count me out” in an attempt to put to rest speculation that he could wind up with the GOP presidential nomination through a contested convention this summer in Cleveland. “I want to put this for rest once and for all,” Ryan told reporters at the Republican National Committee’s headquarters. Ryan delivered his most Shermanasque statement to date on the presidential race — telling his party bluntly he has no desire to make a move at the Republican nominating convention this summer if no candidate clinches the nomination outright.

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