...he said that he’s asking “friends and supporters to keep their powder dry,” recalled one attendee.In other words, Ryan said he was asking supporters to not commit to other candidates, which is exactly what a politician does when they are considering higher office. But would he go on the record to acknowledge his comments?
“I’m not going to get into any of this,” he said.That seems like a confirmation to me. And a confirmation in vintage Paul Ryan fashion: By saying he absolutely won't reveal what he said in a private meeting ... before taking a breath and revealing what he said. Just what you'd expect from someone whose plan to fix Medicare's problems is to get rid of Medicare.
Asked if the account was true, he replied, “It’s a private meeting” and added, “I said, ‘I’m keeping my options open.’”