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Paul Ryan's new video looks suspiciously like a 2016 campaign ad

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) swears he's not running for president, but a video he released Thursday is leaving people further skeptical that's the case. The video, "Politics These Days," offers a sweeping view of Ryan's policy plans and an optimistic outlook on moving past today's partisan fighting. It's so inspirational, in fact, that some are suggesting it's a stealth campaign ad for 2016.

"What really bothers me the most about politics these days is this notion of identity politics: that we're going to win an election by dividing people, rather than inspiring people," Ryan says in a clip of a speech featured in the video, before moving on to a veiled attack on current Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. The video closes with a link to Ryan's #ConfidentAmerica slate of policy positions on health care, poverty, and job creation.

Take a look below. Becca Stanek