New York Post

Romney’s job tips for Ryan

- Marisa Schultz

Rep. Paul Ryan should think twice about running for House speaker if he ever wants to be president, Mitt Romney suggested on CNN Sunday.

“There haven’t been a lot of people that have gone on from speaker to the White House, so I’d hate to lose him as a potential contender down the road,” the 2012 presidenti­al nominee said of his exrunning mate on “State of the Union.”

Ryan is under intense pressure from GOP colleagues to succeed John Boehner, while the Wisconsin Republican prefers to remain chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, where his can write tax policy and stay above internal party-leadership struggles.

Romney framed Ryan’s decision as a choice for the speakershi­p or for continuing presidenti­al aspiration­s.

“He is a man of such talent and such integrity and character that he’s a real resource for the country. So, whether it’s now for the speakershi­p or whether instead we see him hold on and ultimately become potentiall­y a candidate for president, I don’t know. It’s his decision,” Romney said.

Romney also predicted Donald Trump will not win his party’s nomination.

“I would vote for the nominee of the Republican Party, and I don’t believe that’s going to be Trump,” he said.

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