This afternoon House Speaker Paul Ryan said he absolutely, positively does not want to run for President of the United States.
But six months ago Paul Ryan absolutely, positively did not want to become House Speaker.
Now I do believe there are a different set of circumstances at work. When it became clear that Kevin McCarthy was not up to the task of succeeding John Boehner, Ryan emerged as the only viable option and he was heavily pressured to run. Now that Ryan has been House Speaker for six months there is no groundswell among Republican voters that he run for President. At least right now.