House Speaker Paul Ryan, who’s previously ruled out a run for the White House – and who even told aides to press a political committee that sprung up to get him to enter the race to shut down operations – suggested, in the wake of Tuesday’s elections, he might very well reconsider. In an interview with CNBC’s John Harwood, Ryan mulled the possibility of entering the race if present candidates don’t have enough delegates to clear convention rules.
“You know, I haven’t given any thought to this stuff,” he said, the Hill reported. “People say, ‘What about the contested convention?’ I say, well, there are a lot of people running for president. We’ll see. Who knows.” That’s a different line from just a few weeks ago when he actually urged, through his aides, a political committee that was set up to draft him to run to quit operations. READ MORE