"Who Speaks for the GOP?" - David Rohde consulted for U.S. News & World Report
House Republicans may indeed convince Ryan to run for speaker – a job the 2012 vice presidential nominee said he would take only if he had the support of all the chamber's GOP factions. But even that will not settle the internal battles or make Ryan the head of the party, says Duke University political scientist David Rohde. "They'll go along with him becoming speaker. That doesn't mean they'll go to where he wants to lead the party," Rohde said.