With an ABC News interview set to air Tuesday evening, Rep. Paul Ryan is taking his first steps back into the national spotlight, and many are hoping the former vice presidential candidate will stay there. Dissatisfaction with the GOP establishment is high as conservatives ponder a second Obama term, and many are convinced House Speaker John Boehner is not the person to counter the president’s ambitions. Is Speaker of the House where Ryan belongs for now?

While plenty of Republicans were dispirited after Election Day, the idea of a Ryan-led House has many fired up and ready to go again. But will the petitions and retweets lead to change, or is this another setup for yet another disappointing repeat?

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