As Daniel Horowitz of reminded readers yesterday, the initial objective of Tuesday’s vote for Speaker of the House is simply to deny John Boehner a majority on the first ballot, forcing a subsequent vote. Ace further explains:

There’s only room for one, though, and National Review’s Jim Geraghty would like to know who his followers have in mind out of the current crop of House Republicans.

Good point. That opens up the field a bit.

That settles it, then …