Let me be clear. I do not want, nor will I accept, the nomination for our party. Let me speak directly to the delegates on this. If no candidate has a majority on the first ballot, I believe that you only choose from a person who has actually participated in the primaries. Count me out. I simply believe that if you want to be the nominee for our party, to be the president, you should actually run for it. I chose not to do this. Therefore, I should not be considered. Period. End of Story.
-- House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), at a news conference, 12 April 2016