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Paul Ryan, GOP establishment Nosferatu

Paul Ryan, GOP establishment Nosferatu

The Paul Ryan for President thing keeps haunting conservative dreams because the GOP establishment won't pin it to a coffin with a wooden stake.

They won't wrap a wreath of garlic around its neck. They will not burn it with fire and sulfur. So by not killing it, they give it life, as they whisper, whisper, whisper.

And so it breathes, this Ryan Nosferatu, wandering out there in the dim political half light where operatives do their work.

Ryan, the speaker of the U.S. House, says he does not want to be the Republican nominee for president, but he also refuses to categorically rule it out. It's a game.

So would the establishment like to bring Ryan into the sunshine...