Why Donald Trump should pick Paul Ryan for VP

Sure, Ryan was a presidential bridesmaid once before — but just look at him now!

Would Paul Ryan agree to run alongside Donald Trump?

Republicans in Washington are waiting with bated breath for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan to meet on Thursday, presumably with the goal of unifying the party after a bruising primary that resulted in an embarrassing defeat for the Republican establishment. But it would be surprising if Trump didn't also have another goal in mind: the veepstakes.

Trump says he has five or six people in mind for his running mate, and won't rule out New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. But come on: He's not going to pick an increasingly clownish sycophant. And while I have no doubt that Trump has a number of people in mind, let's be honest: Ryan ought to be the obvious frontrunner. The other names might just be insurance policies in case Ryan says no — which he might well do.

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