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    ‘Draft Speaker Ryan’ movement forms to push Paul Ryan to run for GOP 2016 presidential nomina


    ‘Draft Speaker Ryan’ movement forms to push Paul Ryan to run for GOP 2016 presidential nomination

    BY Adam Edelman - Monday, March 7, 2016

    A group of establishment Republicans unhappy with the rise of Donald Trump — and the lackluster performances from his challengers for the GOP nomination — have banded together in an effort to get House Speaker Paul Ryan to run for president.

    An email from a group called the Committee to Draft Speaker Ryan sent out a mass email Monday calling on GOP voters to sign a petition that would draft the Wisconsin Republican to run in 2016 as an alternative to Trump who could also help avoid a brokered convention.

    "The presidential race has descended into little more than a schoolyard scuffle with poll after poll showing Donald Trump losing to Hillary Clinton in the general election,” Earle Mack, the group’s honorary chairman, wrote in the email.

    “After eight years of Barack Obama and with the Supreme Court in the balance, our country faces a pivotal election. Going into what will likely be an open convention, the GOP, and America, needs a better choice,” Mack, who served as the U.S. Ambassador to Finland for two years during the George W. Bush administration, added. “Speaker Ryan has always answered the call of duty, stepping up to serve when no one else could, and we hope he will do so again.”

    Mack formed the group last week and has reportedly already spent $1 million of his own money to fund it.

    “With no candidate likely to reach the required 1,237 delegates to secure the nomination on the first ballot, it is vital that the GOP be offer an alternative candidate that is respected by conservatives nationwide,” Rob Cole, a senior advisor with the group, said in a separate statement.

    “That candidate is Speaker Paul Ryan, who has been tested at a national level and as Speaker, and has passed both with flying colors. Speaker Ryan embodies conservative intellectualism, and will need no on-the-job training, either as candidate or President,” wrote Cole, who had been the top adviser to former New York Gov. George Pataki’s presidential bid, which was folded in December.

    The mass email included a link to a site that includes a link to the petition, for which the group is hoping get 1 million signatures.
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    “Speaker Ryan has repeatedly announced publicly that he is not running for President in 2016. It is the Speaker's sincere hope that donors and supporters are not confused by, or misled into supporting, this organization,” letter continued.
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    Further worrying Republicans is the possibility of a brokered convention, which could happen if Trump fails to secure 1,237 GOP delegates. While Trump currently has secured the most delegates of any candidate, his path to 1,237 remains tenuous.

    If that were to occur, the delegates Trump had secured would become unbound and could support any Republican candidate of their choosing, even lawmakers who hadn’t declared themselves candidates.

    Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2012 who has long been a favorite by conservatives within the GOP, has been frequently mentioned was one such possible option.
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    More: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/poli...icle-1.2555547
    Earle Mack, the group’s honorary chairman, was given time to make his case on CNN tonight...
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    Behind an Effort to Draft Paul Ryan for the White House Race

    Earle Mack, a Brooklyn-born businessman and former ambassador under President George W. Bush, is the major force behind a “super PAC” that is attempting to draft the Representative Paul D. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin and speaker of the House, as the party’s presidential nominee.

    Mr. Mack said in an interview that he would spend up to $1 million on “The Committee to Draft Speaker Ryan,” which was formed last week, but has kept its backers secret until now. Mr. Ryan has disavowed the group, which is plowing ahead anyway.

    Mr. Mack will serve as the honorary chairman of the group. He said he had no animus toward Donald J. Trump, the front-runner for the party’s nomination.

    “I’ve never had any fights with him,” Mr. Mack said. “Our parents were friendly. Fred Trump used my father’s contractors to build his house.” But he added, “It all comes down to winning the election, not dividing our party, and I think that this presidential election has descended into more of a schoolyard scuffle.”

    Mr. Mack, who was the ambassador to Finland, said he believed the tone of the campaign had touched “them all with the finger of pollution.” Winning a general election would be a struggle for all of the candidates after so much mud has been flung, he added. Mr. Mack said that Mr. Ryan was not aware of the effort while the group was being put into place.
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    More: http://www.nytimes.com/politics/firs...te-house-race/
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Internet-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul
    They are what they hate.” - B4L


    The views and opinions expressed here are solely my own, and do not represent this forum or any other entities or persons.

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    Not on ballots...right
    "Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it."
    James Madison

    "It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams



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    Lol ...what an idiot there is no time for ballot access

    The GOP screwed by their own rules...blowback

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    ^^^They're talking about nominating him at a brokered convention, after the delegates are unbound.

    Anyway, he's about on par with Rubio: which is to say horrible, but less so than Trump.
    "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."

    -H. L. Mencken

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    And if Ryan fails to Trump he's going to have hell to pay for the next 4 years.

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    What's the obsession with Paul Ryan? First he's the "savior" pick for Speaker and now for president.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudeman View Post
    What's the obsession with Paul Ryan? First he's the "savior" pick for Speaker and now for president.
    The idiocracy is unfolding in front of our eyes.



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    Last edited by Unknown.User; 03-19-2016 at 12:11 AM.

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    Ridiculous. Forgoing the primaries entirely and proceeding directly to a brokered convention would be more efficient. Let's draft Phill4paul.
    Last edited by openfire; 03-08-2016 at 12:28 AM.

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    Last edited by Unknown.User; 03-19-2016 at 12:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown.User View Post
    There needs to be an illusion of choice....
    I assume that's sarcasm because a sham nominee like Paul Ryan would be an overt demonstration of the reality that it is democracy in America that is the illusion.



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