Poll Context: John Kasich hopes to win the nomination at a contested convention but has only won his home state of Ohio. Many were expecting Paul Ryan to jump into the race at the convention but he has stated categorically that he will not run. In an interview on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show Thursday, he said that he wanted his name taken out of the running if there was a contested GOP convention this summer in Cleveland. He said,
“But I do believe people put my name in this thing, and I say get my name out of that,”
“This is, if you want to be president, you should go run for president. And that’s just the way I see it.”
“So you’re not the fresh face that Karl Rove was talking about?” Hewitt said, referring to a comment by Karl Rove that a contested convention would likely yield a “fresh face.”
“No, I’m not the fresh face, I’m not that person,” Ryan said. “I’d like to think my face is somewhat fresh, but I’m not for this conversation. I think you need to run for president if you’re going to be president, and I’m not running for president. So period, end of story.”
So do you believe John Kasich and other potential ‘convention’ candidates should pull out so that the GOP nomination be limited to Ted Cruz and Donald Trump?