Speaker Paul D. Ryan announced Wednesday that he will not seek reelection in November, ending his brief tenure in the House of Representatives and likely kicking off a battle for his successor. What do you think?

“Don’t get too excited. This could just be another one of his great-sounding promises he fails to follow through on.”

Jerome Hatfield • Lettuce Wilter

“Love him or hate him, he’ll go down in history as a person who was speaker.”

Lenora Catsby • Tantric Psychiatrist

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“I’m sure he can retire comfortably knowing he did a job.”

Andrew Sutherland • Rock Garden Demolisher