Ryan: “I am Not Going To Be The GOP Nominee”



Once and for all Speaker of the House Paul Ryan wants to make sure that everyone knows that he will not be the 2016 Republican nominee for president. Rumors have run rampant since the strong possibility that an open GOP convention became apparent.

Only front runner Donald Trump has a chance to reach the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination on the first ballot. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich hope to secure the nomination during the open convention.

Meanwhile, the so called best compromise candidate Speaker Ryan is putting an end to those rumors when he appears later today at the Republican National Committee’s headquarters on Capitol Hill for a 3:15 p.m. press conference to make it official.

As Ryan (R-Wisc.) has said a number of times he has ruled out running for president multiple times, but the denials have not stuck. He has said he believes the 2016 GOP nominee should be chosen from the pool of more than two dozen candidates who have run for the job.

Serving as the Speaker of the House Ryan will be the head of the 2016 GOP Convention this July in Cleveland and that is as far as he wants to be involved. Ryan ruled out his own run for the nation’s highest office when he took the job as house speaker.


Meanwhile, Trump continues to try to win the 1,237 delegates through the primaries that are left on the calendar, while Cruz is looking to perhaps get the nomination on the second ballot at the convention through poaching delegates. Kasich is hoping to end up as the comprise candidate after the dust settles in Cleveland.

So, once and for all the Draft Ryan idea is off the table and if it should not be one of the nominee’s presently running for the office then it is anyone’s guess who the 2016 GOP nominee will be, but it won’t be Ryan.





Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.