Here’s the REAL reason Mitt Romney came out against Trump. If you can’t beat a candidate ON THE SAME TEAM fair and square, resort to plan B…right? Ironically, if the GOP establishment fought back against Obama as hard as they’re fighting against Trump, he wouldn’t likely be the front-runner right now.
Former Speaker of the House John Boehner has endorsed current Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for president, in the event that no Republican candidate achieves a majority on the first ballot at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July.
Politico reports that Boehner, speaking at a conference in Boca Raton, Florida, said: “If we don’t have a nominee who can win on the first ballot, I’m for none of the above. 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.”
Late Tuesday evening, as results from primary contests confirmed Donald Trump’s victories in four out of five states, CNBC reported that Ryan had not ruled out accepting such a nomination.
EXCLUSIVE: Paul Ryan won't categorically rule out accepting GOP nomination
if a deadlocked convention turns to him https://t.co/kuxSyWEDZg
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) March 16, 2016
Ryan was welcomed by conservatives as Mitt Romney’s choice for running mate in 2012. The pro-life fiscal conservative had led the charge to reform entitlements, and used his policy prowess to point out the deep flaws in Obamacare during the intense debates of 2009-10.
In the aftermath of that 2012 loss, Ryan turned his attention to the task of governing rather than opposing, convinced that Republicans shared responsibility with Democrats and the president. As a result, he showed an openness to compromise on immigration and on budget issues that resulted in the erosion of some conservative support. Via: Breitbart News