Paul Ryan isn’t retiring because he’d lose. He’s retiring because Republicans are screwed.

Ryan’s decision not to run for reelection in 2018 is all about November.

Paul Ryan isn’t ducking out of a November election because he’d lose his House seat. Paul Ryan is retiring because he can see what is becoming increasingly obvious: In November, congressional Republicans are, for all intents and purposes, screwed.

And if Ryan stuck around, he’d return to a House very likely overrun by Democrats and end up handing over his speaker’s gavel.

The polling says Democrats are in...


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