Some conservatives quietly campaign against Ryan for speaker

At least one caucus member has outlined requirements a candidate must meet in order to win an endorsement in the speaker’s race, and it is not clear if Ryan can pass the test. In recent days a quiet campaign has started against Wisconsin’s Ryan, the former vice-presidential candidate considered the only House member able to gather enough votes to win the election.

For his part, Ryan has repeatedly said he will not enter the race.

A video is circulating around Congress of the floor speech that Ryan gave supporting creation of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the emergency scheme that used public funds to shore up banks during the 2008 financial crisis and that is a bugaboo for many conservatives.

The title of the video on Youtube is “Paul Ryan BEGS Congress to Pass TARP (PATHETIC).”

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