By Carl Jackson
What do you think? Do you believe Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announced his retirement last week because he wants to be there for his kids, or do you think he’s running for the hills in the event the GOP suffer a bloodbath in this year’s midterm elections? Either way, he made the wrong choice.
Although, no one except for Ryan himself knows the true answer to my question above, my guess is it’s a little bit of both.
The speaker made a grave era by announcing his retirement early. Not only did he put his House seat in serious contention – according to a column in TheHill.com entitled “Speaker’s exit adds to GOP’s midterm fears” – but I believe he’s hurting the country and the Republican Party at a time when they need him most. After Ryan’s announcement, election expert Larry Sabato, changed the Wisconsin race from “likely Republican” to “toss up.”
Despite his reluctance to remain speaker, Ryan should’ve first won his congressional race and then retired, so the GOP were assured the seat. We only have 23 seats to lose lest we have to hear the dreadful words “Speaker Pelosi” once again. The GOP, with Ryan’s leadership, should run on a …read more
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