This is all fever-swamp fantasy stuff. The nominee will be Cruz or Trump. God help us if it’s Trump. But it will be one of those two. Period.
Why people float this stuff I don’t entirely understand.
80-90% of the delegates will be supporting those two. Cruz delegates will never go for something like this. They hate Ryan more than anyone. Trump delegates...who knows? He’s proven so inept at the delegate-wrangling part of this game that it’s hard to tell what they might do, how loyal they are, etc.
I really don’t know who dreams up this stuff. Frustrated political novelists and Allen Drury wannabes I suspect.