Four States Later, Does Paul Ryan Still ‘Trust the Republican Primary Voter’ to Pick a ‘Winning Nominee’?

By: Meredith Kelly

SALT: Paul Ryan: “This nomination process is going to be healthy. I trust the Republican primary voter to pick a nominee that can take us all the way to win the White House so we can fix this country.” [Meet the Press, 12/20/15]

TEQUILA: “If someone told you one month ago that a GOP candidate would finish second in Iowa and then easily win in N.H., S.C. and Nevada, you would call that person the Republican nominee-in-waiting.” [POLITICO Playbook, 2/24/16]

LIME: **Crickets**