Ryan Drops Out, Romney Ramps Up

Ryan's decision not to run in 2016 has everything and nothing to do with Romney's big move.

This time is different.

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Earlier today, I said we would know whether Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush are monopolizing Republican resources if other possible candidates started dropping out. A few hours later, Paul Ryan did just that. But I’m not going to interpret the Wisconsin Republican's move as evidence that party leaders have already decided on Bush or Romney.

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