Is Ryan Waiting for Romney to Run as 3rd Party Candidate?
Or, Does Ryan Oppose Trump’s Illegal Immigration Deportation?
Is Ryan Waiting to See if His 2012 Running Mate, Mitt Romney, Will Launch a 3rd Party Challenge in 2016?
I have to admit that I do believe that Speaker Paul Ryan is waiting to see if Mitt Romney throws his hat into the ring as a 3rd party candidate.
I do not believe that Ryan would join Romney on the ticket this time. But, Ryan would have cover to stay “neutral” and not have to endorse Trump as the GOP candidate due to Ryan’s old relationship with Mitt.
If this is Ryan’s motivation, we will know shortly, and obviously before the November elections. If Romney enters the race and Ryan plays the “neutral card”, Ryan’s congressional opponent in Wisconsin, Paul Nehlen, will gain a lot of steam. There will be a lot of Trump supporters, including Sarah Palin, out in force to defeat Ryan. Ryan lost his home town in his last re-election while Trump won Ryan’s home town in this year’s primary. Ryan’s could be “Cantored” and lose his Speakership!
Or, Is Ryan Opposed to Trump’s Illegal Immigrant Deportation Plan?
Paul Ryan is adamantly opposed to Donald Trump’s “mass deportation” rhetoric. During a town hall meeting in Georgetown in April, 2016, Ryan said:
“I’m a person who believes that for the undocumented, we have to come up with a solution that doesn’t involve mass deportation, that involves people the opportunity to get right with the law, to come in and earn a legal status while we fix the rest of legal immigration,” (Except that is not the law and not what the senior member of the 2012 ticket thought!)
Trump’s position is that all illegals have to leave and reapply for legal admission into the US. But, Trump’s position on the deportation of illegal immigrants is not that different from Ryan’s 2012 running mate, Mitt Romney . Romney stated in 2007, and restated this position during the 2012 campaign:
“My plan is this, which is for those that have come here illegally and are here illegally today, no amnesty. Now, how do people return home? Under the ideal setting, at least in my view, you say to those who have just come in recently, we’re going to send you back home immediately, we’re not going to let you stay here. You just go back home.”
Now, Ryan has changed his position, assuming he agreed with Romney as head of the 2012 ticket. Ryan now is adamantly opposed to deportation?
Is this why Ryan is withholding his endorsement of Trump? If so, than Ryan has to forfeit some of his “conservative” creds! Deportation is the law of the land and a conservative always follows the rule of the law! Ryan did not oppose it in 2012 so why now?
If Ryan withholds his endorsement for the designated GOP Presidential Candidate, based on another candidate entering the 2016 Presidential Race, than Ryan SHOULD step down as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. At a minimum, he should step down as the Chairman of the GOP Convention in Cleveland.
This action by Ryan, is jeopardizing not only the 2016 Presidential race, but the House and Senate races as well. People are fed up with the Establishment. Ryan and Romney are the poster-children for the establishment.