Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Republican Party’s bookish former vice presidential nominee, is starting to look like a candidate for the presidency in 2016.
In August, Ryan will publish a book with a distinctly campaign-themed title, The Way Forward. On Tuesday, the Federal Election Commission approved of a nationwide book tour sponsored by Ryan’s publisher and the Political Action Committee the Wisconsin congressman founded, Prosperity Action PAC.
Yep, yep, the Gentry strategy (Hot Gas is a nest of Gentry conventional wisdom). Get as many candidates running for the GOP 2016 nomination as possible. Handle opponents to the Gentry’s designated candidate by tried and true tactics of divide and conquer. Wash, rinse, and repeat as long as you can inveigle the suckers into playing.
My early hunch: The Gentry will unite behind stealth-scamnesty guy Rick Perry. And they’ll do everything they can to keep conservatives from uniting behind Ted Cruz.