[Side Note: What does it say about a party's disarray when their Big Hope that so many people are begging for to bring vibrancy and leadership is a failed candidate for Vice President?]
If Paul Ryan does accept the Speakership, and it's certainly "possible," though I would be utterly shocked ("Over my dead body" is a phrase I suspect is being tossed around a lot the last couple days), it will only be with some monumental backroom deal somehow guaranteeing him the GOP presidential nomination whenever he wants it and a guarantee that, as Speaker, when he says there's some issue that he insists be passed or backed off from, it will be done. Plus, unlimited use of the corporate jet, weekly insider-trading stock tips with a "get out of jail free" card just in case, and a lifetime family pass to Disneyland.
Just don't tell me he doesn't want the job because of His Kids. He was willing to be Vice President of the United States, a heartbeat from the presidency, if elected, for goodness sake. Puh-lease.