Paul Ryan said yesterday that it is his duty to support his party’s candidate for president. Does he forget that he is third in line for the office himself? However much the politicians may have twisted things in Washington, the fact remains that the position of Speaker of the House is first and foremost a national, not a political office. If something awful had happened in Philadelphia last night and we lost both Obama and Biden, Paul Ryan would be president this very minute.
He had better expand his sense of responsibility beyond his political party. He is bright enough to recognize that trump is the enemy of democracy and owes it to America to stop him. It is not enough to think that he could influence trump after the election. That’s what they thought about Hitler, too. People who are completely narcissistic cannot be influenced. And that makes them very dangerous when they get any sort of power.
Ryan, at best, is forgetting his real responsibility. At worst, he is betraying the American people.