This article was originally posted by National Review:
Sometimes duty calls. Paul Ryan long has told people that he has no interest in being speaker of the House, and he has been completely sincere.
He wants to be a legislator and truly prizes his perch as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, where he can craft tax and entitlement legislation that he could get signed into law if a Republican is elected president next year. But his party needs Ryan in a different role.
With Speaker John Boehner stepping down and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy bowing out of the race to be his successor, no one is better equipped to build a working Republican majority than he is.
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