Paul Ry­an left Wash­ing­ton last week with a de­cision to make.Even as the House Ways and Means chair­man re­peatedly de­clared he would not seek the speak­er’s gavel, rank-and-file mem­bers were re­lent­less. House Speak­er John Boehner ap­proached him. Many mem­bers dropped his name on cable news and hailed him as the only man for the job.Over­sight Com­mit­tee Chair­man Jason Chaf­fetz told re­port­ers that if Ry­an jumped in, he’d hap­pily step aside from his own planned run. It cre­ated an il­lu­sion in Wash­ing­ton that Ry­an is single­han­dedly hold­ing the Re­pub­lic­an Party back from re­uni­fic­a­tion.But even Ry­an may not be able to save his party from it­self.

Source: Why Even Paul Ryan Cannot Save Republicans

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