Article courtesy of The Washington Free Beacon, written by David Rutz.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) put rumors to rest on Tuesday that he would let his name be considered in a potential contested Republican presidential convention, saying he would not seek nor accept the 2016 nomination.
“Let me be clear. I do not want, nor will I accept, the nomination for our party,” Ryan said.
Ryan, speaking to the party’s delegates, said that if someone wants to be the nominee of the party, one should “actually run for it.”
“I chose not to do this. Therefore, I should not be considered, period, end of story,” Ryan said. “I just think it would be wrong to go any other way.”