Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Ryan Squeaker.

The Ryan Squeaker. By Jim Geraghty, Morning Jolt

Here’s Matt Boyle’s last piece before the primary.
The sitting Speaker of the House, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), has been brought to his knees, bowing down before the almighty nationalist populist movement, as his life’s work—a career in politics—flashes before his eyes.

Final tally: Ryan 84 percent, Nehlen 16 percent.

Now, the Breitbart coverage wasn’t just a wrong prediction, or having hopes dashed on Election Day. This is giving readers a perspective of what’s happening in a primary that is completely different from what is actually going on. There were no late gaffes by Nehlen, or sudden game-changing scandalous revelations. The polls showing Ryan with a 60-point lead were in the ballpark. We can now say, pretty definitively, that Nehlen never had a chance of beating Ryan in his primary. But if you were reading certain sites, you probably thought that the next Brat-beats-Cantor scenario was imminent.

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