US House Speaker Paul Ryan Releases New Video

ABC News' Jon Karl and political analyst Matthew Dowd discuss the possibility of the Republican Party drafting Ryan as a presidential nominee.
2:25 | 04/08/16

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tweeting and telling Melania and trump to lay off Twitter a little bit. Matt dowd in Austin and Jon Karl and let me begin with you. New York City so famous for these unpredictable campaigns and a lot of signs of it yesterday. Oh, absolutely. This is the point in the campaign, George, where patience has worn thing and temperments are frayed. We've seen that on the Clinton side and on the Bernie sanders side. Today being international buddhist day maybe everybody ought to just take a moment, do a little meditation, maybe take a nap and get back to what the campaign is supposed to be about. Usually give good advice. I'm not sure anyone will take that advice. To Jon Karl, the republican speaker of the house Paul Ryan raising eyebrows some drafting him at a contested convention. He routed it out but raising eyebrows with this tweet and video. What really bothers me the most of politics these days is this notion of identity politics. That we're going to win an election by dividing people. Rather than inspiring people on our common humanity and our common ideals and culture on the things that should unify us. You hear those piano chords. Shower looks and sounds like a campaign ad. Different from what we've seen from Ted Cruz or Donald Trump but they put out an extraordinary statement about the speculation he would be running for president at the convention saying the speaker is grateful for the support but he is not interested. He will not accept a nomination and believes the nominee should be someone who ran this year. So now he's not only saying he's not interested but wouldn't accept a nomination if offered. That said, George, this is a national campaign for speaker Ryan. He does believe that the rhetoric that you see at the presidential level could hurt republicans running for congress and let me tell you, I spoke just yesterday to one of the most influential voices in the congress who told me he still holds out hope that a deadlock convention will turn to Paul Ryan as the presidential nominee That's a pretty shermanesque statement. Either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz -- Absolutely. I think right now it's one of the two of them unless we get to something like an eighth or ninth or tenth ballot then I think, George, everything is off even Paul Ryan's statements are off and get that far down the thing anybody could get the gop nomination. Okay, Matt dowd, Jon Karl, thanks very much.

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