John Boehner Just Made His Presidential ‘Endorsement’… For Someone Who Isn’t Even Technically Running

Former House Speaker John Boehner says he would back successor Rep. Paul Ryan to be Republicans’ presidential nominee if the party cannot settle on one from the remaining field of three during its July convention, Fox News confirmed Wednesday.

Boehner, who resigned in September 2015, voted Tuesday in the Ohio GOP primary for Gov. John Kasich and backs him for president right now.

But Boehner, a former Ohio congressman, said at a Futures Industry Association conference in Florida: “If we don’t have a nominee who can win on the first ballot, I’m for none of the above. So I’m for none of the above. I’m for Paul Ryan to be our nominee,” as reported first by Politico.

Ryan, the Wisconsin lawmaker who succeeded Boehner, was the party’s 2012 vice presidential candidate. And he is frequently mentioned as the GOP establishment’s last, best-possible hope toward keeping outsider candidate Donald Trump from securing the party nomination. (Read more from “John Boehner Just Made His Presidential ‘Endorsement’… For Someone Who Isn’t Even Technically Running” HERE)

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  • 4freedom

    Who gives a spit who this traitor picks, Ryan has already said he doesn’t want the job anyways.

  • Dowhatsrigh

    Same old crap. Political power brokers paying back political debts by picking who can be a candidate and who can not.We the party members do not want any politician that is owed any debt. We want an outsider, someone that will do what we want. We want Trump.

    • cactusbob

      Trump really resonates with voters, especially those Democrats who have finally got their eyes open. If the RINO Establishment will just allow him to, I’ll bet he’ll clean Hillary’s clock.

      • Dowhatsrigh

        Well the trouble is the number of people that just don’t care about what horrendous things she has done in order to get a chance to run for President. It is almost like they are voting for the biggest criminal to head the Mob. So many nutty voters will vote for Bloody Hillary because she is a woman and they want to be the ones that elected the first woman president. Well we tried that with the first black president and we see what a disaster that is. Yet people vote for Bloody Hillary in large numbers. They will complain about the rich and powerful getting away with everything and yet they line up to vote for one. Any one else that had done one tenth of what Hillary has done would be serving 20 years in the Federal Pen. However, even the FBI will not arrest Hillary and the people want her as President? The Republicans are taking back their party and that is why the power brokers are so against Trump. They can not threaten him with no campaign funds and no backing from the Party if he doesn’t do everything they say. This scares the hell out of them because it means the end to their power. The media is the same way. It use to be well known that you could never win without the backing of the media. That too is being proven wrong by Trump. If you really want to be the ones that was in on a first, elect Trump and be the first to take away the power of the media and the money men and give it to the voters. Remember they may have the money, but we have the votes.

  • gracentruth

    Anyone Boehner endorses is surely no good. Birds of a feather.

  • Radman414

    Why would anyone pay attention to the endorsement of a failed Speaker who betrayed the people who elected him. The promises he made to us sounded great; and they would have been…IF he had actually kept them after he took the gavel from Nancy Pelosi:

    “This is the people’s House. This is their Congress. It’s about them, not us. What they want is a government that is honest, accountable and responsive to their needs…a government that respects individual liberty, honors our heritage, and bows before the public it serves.” “Our aim will be to give government back to the people.” “Across the country right now we are witnessing a repudiation of Washington, a repudiation of big government, and a repudiation of politicians who refuse to listen to the American people…The people’s priorities will be our priorities, and the people’s agenda will be our agenda. This is our pledge to America and this is our pledge to you.” – Speaker John Boehner, speech following his selection as the next Speaker of the House, Jan. 5, 2011.

    • cactusbob

      Yep, he could talk the talk, but he couldn’t walk the walk. His pledge meant nothing then, and it hasn’t ever since. Ryan is the same.

  • Daninfla6th

    The “kiss of death” from Boehner to Ryan.

  • j0e cave

    hey john we were successful in getting rid of your sorry ass now stay gone