But for Jason Chaffetz, would we be talking about potential Speaker Paul Ryan?

When Congressman Jason Chaffetz announced he was running for speaker, most pundits, myself included, opined that it was a long shot. Think something like a football kicker lining up for a field goal from sixty yards out, into the wind. In retrospect, maybe it’s because of that kick into the wind that we might win the game. But for Chaffetz, would we be talking about Congressman Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House? In the chaos that followed, the factions of the Republican Party in the House dissolved into intense internal…