Paul Ryan’s Republican Primary Campaign
Fiscal expert Stan Collander notes that despite denials, Paul Ryan is actively running for GOP nomination, in the event of a contested convention.
[ul][li] Ryan is having the House consider a nonserious budget resolution consisting basically of red meat issues.[/li][li] Despite past promises, Ryan is letting the appropriations process fall behind schedule. [/li][li] His budget resolution is likely to be unacceptable to Republican Senators. They can piss off though: Ryan is running for President. [/li][li] Ryan has dropped the spending caps favored by Boehner. [/ul][/li]
Collander points out correctly that without such steps, Ryan’s nomination for the Presidency would be toast. So when Ryan says that he is not thinking about it, interpret that as meaning that he is in the race.
Alt thread: " Have the seeds for a Paul Ryan nomination been planted?" http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=787259
Posts about 2016’s dysfunctional federal budget process can go here, because it aids Ryan’s campaign.