Politics Former Speaker John Boehner says Paul Ryan should be the Republican Pres. nominee

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  1. GaryPuppet

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    BOCA RATON, Fla. — Former Speaker John Boehner said Paul Ryan should be the Republican nominee for president if the party fails to choose a candidate on the first ballot.

    "If we don't have a nominee who can win on the first ballot, I'm for none of the above," Boehner said at the Futures Industry Association conference here. "They all had a chance to win. None of them won. So I'm for none of the above. I'm for Paul Ryan to be our nominee."


    Wading into the GOP nominating battle for the first time since leaving office last fall, Boehner said that "anybody can be nominated" at the convention in Cleveland this summer.

    Boehner, who now splits his time between Florida, Ohio and D.C., had long whispered to friends that he believes Ryan could be the party's political savior if it came to that.

    But Boehner never said it publicly until now.

    In the same question-and-answer session here, Boehner referred to Ted Cruz as "lucifer." He previously called the Texas senator, who led the failed Republican effort to shut down the government over Obamacare, a “jackass.”

    Ryan and his staff say he doesn't want the nomination.

    "The speaker is grateful for the support, but he is not interested," said Ryan spokesman AshLee Strong. "He will not accept a nomination and believes our nominee should be someone who ran this year."

    On Tuesday, Ryan told CNBC that he was happy serving as speaker of the House.

    "I'm not running for president," Ryan said. "I made that decision, consciously, not to. I don't see that happening. I'm not thinking about it. I'm happy where I am, so no."

    Seconds later, Ryan said he hadn't given "any thought" to a contested convention, and "a lot of people" are running for president."

    It’s possible, of course, that frontrunner Donald Trump will garner the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination outright.

    Boehner, an Ohio Republican who resigned last fall after pressure from conservatives on Capitol Hill, said he voted for his governor, John Kasich, in the Buckeye State primary. Boehner and Kasich served together in the House for a decade.

    Boehner is also friendly with Trump. The business mogul was in the Capitol when Boehner awarded Jack Nicklaus with the congressional gold medal. Both good golfers, Boehner and Trump have hit the links together on several occasions.


    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/03/boehner-endorses-paul-ryan-for-president-220855#ixzz435P4GYyc
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    ...drunken idiot.
     
  3. I invented that

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    Yeah, that endorsement is gonna carry a lot of weight.

    Boehner and Mitch McConnell are probably the two Republicans most responsible for the anger among the GOP base.
     
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    I think Hitler Jr. aka Donald Trump should be the republican nominee
     
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    ryan is a good man. i think if he was on top of the ticket last time it could have been a different story
     
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    ...ryans budget was just submitted and rejected by his peers

    ...wtf is he taking about? ryan hasnt won anything, if anything hes a proven loser.
     
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    Cry baby
     
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    ...wait, wait.....is Newt still alive? maybe we can drag him out here!? :jj:

    so desperate
     
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    Well, to be fair, he did win a congressional seat.
    Note: big whoop
     
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    The Republican Party is cracking up.

    I hope we end up with three or four parties.
     
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    ...his pee pee touching buddy bhoner made sure he got the seat. hes been ryans biggest supporter for a long time.
     
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    Yea OK. Ryan is the self important smartass punk that thinks he can solve all issues by talking about them... like Iverson talking about PRACTICE.

    This the douchebag that said "We have a plan to solve the tax issues here in the US. But the plan is too complicated to explain." Now if that isn't the finest example of political sidehacking. I don't know what else can be said.
     
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