Boehner backs Paul Ryan for president

by PATRICK TEMPLE-WEST and JAKE SHERMAN  |  published on March 16, 2016

Former Speaker John Boehner said Paul Ryan should be the Republican nominee for president if the party fails to choose a candidate on the first ballot.

“If we don’t have a nominee who can win on the first ballot, I’m for none of the above,” Boehner said at the Futures Industry Association conference here. “They all had a chance to win. None of them won. So I’m for none of the above. I’m for Paul Ryan to be our nominee.”

Wading into the GOP nominating battle for the first time since leaving office last fall, Boehner said that “anybody can be nominated” at the convention in Cleveland this summer.

Boehner, who now splits his time between Florida, Ohio and D.C., had long whispered to friends that he believes Ryan could be the party’s political savior if it came to that.

But Boehner never said it publicly until now.

  • Ramon1710 .

    Boehnhead and Ryan – like there’s a difference between the two RINOs.

  • bones1941

    You wish ! Boehner your a loser and absolute Idiot !

  • Lily Haley

    Go away, Boehner, far away.

  • Robert A Hartman

    Are Republicans to listen to a traitor, yes traitor, to his party? I would think he’d be hiding under the rock he crawled out of. He’s not even a RINO, because the R stands for Republican. He’s no Republican! Listen to him? Why? Why? He’s Obama’s lap dog. And we’re supposed to listen to him?

  • Bud Woods

    There was a time when I really liked Ryan. Of course that’s before he became Majority Leader and changed colors. Now that he has become a puppet, The Republican power leaders want him to make Tump go aw

  • E.Alexander

    As if anyone cares what the unseated traitor (Boehner) thinks ……….lol.

  • Carolyn

    Trump would win the majority delegates needed if you GOP establishment thugs weren’t paying people to protest, and keeping the Ohio governor in the race just to block Trump. That should be illegal. Once it’s mathematically impossible for a candidate to win, that person should be required to drop out of the race since the only thing he accomplishes by staying in is to block any one candidate from winning the necessary 1357 delegates. That’s dirty and corrupt politics to its grimy worst.

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  • Michael

    Boehner is a loser and wants us to pick another loser. Boehner needs to go somewhere where people like him. Maybe he can move in with pelosi.

  • Rodger K. Shull

    when the bonerboy got bounced out of this throne, his key to the mens restroom, should have been confiscated all so, now he is trying to come back an pissing on AMERICA again.

  • Finder1009

    with boner backing him, ryan is certainly not the best choice for anything.

  • Mark Sauck

    The party’s political savior?
    Is he nuts? Boehner’s more concerned about his and his political pal’s power than the welfare of the country.

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