A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that Ryan for now is the top choice of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents for the 2016 nomination with 20 percent -- followed by former Florida governor Jeb Bush with 18 percent and Christie 13 percent.
A trio of automatic losers to Hillary trail the pack:
Three freshmen GOP senators with strong Tea Party backing – Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida -- bring up the rear among the potential Republican contenders. They scored 12 percent, 11 percent and 10 percent, respectively.
I'm sorry Hillary would trounce these guys but would have the fight of her life against Paul Ryan. He is burnishing his bi-partisan bona fides and looks like the "adult in the room" more and more. He also seems young and dynamic and not a plutocrat like Romney. Even Hillary looks long in the tooth compared to Ryan.