(CNN) - GOP presidential hopefuls looking for an endorsement from House Speaker John Boehner are out of luck.
The Ohio Republican told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on her radio show Friday he was waiting until his party chooses a nominee to get involved in the presidential race.
"No I don't see that happening," Boehner said when asked if he was planning to endorse. "I think we have a lot of good candidates, they are out there presenting their ideas. I think it's important to allow those who show up to vote in the Republican primary to choose the candidate of their choice."
When Ingraham asked Boehner if he thought the most conservative candidate should win the primary election, the speaker said he was leaving those kinds of decisions to GOP voters.
"I think I'll let Republican voters around the country choose who they think the best candidate is," Boehner said. "I'm focused on getting my House team re-elected. Whoever the nominee is, I'm going to be there to support them, and to move the country in a direction that we can our economy going again, and fix broken tax code, and fix our debt problem."
When confronted with polls showing Obama beating his Republican rivals in Boehner's home state of Ohio, Boehner said he wasn't concerned.
"Well see, the election is a year away, plenty of time to get our answer out there," Boehner said.
Anyone surprised ??????
Boehner is a cancer on American process.
He's a chicken butt!
Boehner's grip on the Speaker's gavel is so tenuous that he can't risk alienating anyone who has even a Bachman's chance of becoming president. He's so scared of the Tea Party it's pathetic.
"I think I'll let Republican voters around the country choose who they think the best candidate is," Boehner said.
Isn't Boehner eligible to voter too?
He'll be lucky to get re-elected. Time to leave....
This man is about as inept a human being as one would find anywhere, surprisingly as "speaker "!!!... When he isn't parroting someone elses thinking, he is crying. When he makes a speech you can almost hear Eric Cantor, always behind him , whispering the words to him.... If this is the best the Republicans can do they are in for a big surprise when 2012 comes around. As if they weren't having problems with their candidates, their speaker is a dud !!
Why don't you ask him which liquor he endores? You might get a better answer.
A welfare congress man is what he is. Living it up on the peoples dime while he does NOTHING for the people.
What a spineless chicken. No wonder his stewardship of the House as speaker has been such a huge failure. I don't care if you support the President, Democrats, Republicans or even that extremist group the Tea party. Grow a set and pick a side.
Correction: I meant which liquor he endorses?
With the collection of losers, buffoons and weirdos the GOP has put up for 2012, can you blame him?
Boehner not picking sides in GOP primary is proof he is achicken shiz. Tough talk, but lacking any intention other than self preservation. Where does the GOP find these loosers???
he's waiting for the teabaggers to make up their mind, then they will TELL him who to endorse.
bohnr can't make decisions
They're all on the "2012 Boot List". Buh Bye!!!
You have to admit, that the king of class warfare, at this point, is reluctant to support anyone. He does not have a 'team' in the house, and a wrong choice for a candidate may force the teabaggers to vote him out as speaker.
Oh, I dunno John-boy.. you seem pretty involved in the presidential race now: Blocking votes, bring mainly GOP resolutions to the floor, getting your party to agree not to take any form of increased revenue... all to make our current POTUS look like crap. Fact is, you've been involved since Jan. 23rd, 2010...
Who can blame Bohner? He's stuck dealing with that loon Cantor on a daily basis, then would be forced to pick one of the candidates from the GOP insane freak show of presidential candidates.
wow! I cant stand boehner but I gotta give him credit this time as it seems he realizes there is NO republican candidate to pick... they all suck ha ha ha ha
Ha. I wouldn't endorse anyone from that group of crazy clowns either.
The Crying Speaker will not take sides because he knows no one in the line up is weak and useless.
Woman In California
Correction: I meant which liquor he endorses?
Oh, I see. I had thought you had initially meant to write "endures."
Boehenr couldn’t pick any GOP candidate because they are not qualified for president
Boehenr ,Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell dream is Obama one term president its falling part
Joseph Martin, Bruce Barton, and Hamilton Fish.
Boehner, Cantor, and McConnell. Let the ridicule begin.
Corporate owned Obstructionists !
He needs to beef up the House work schedule, or face the wrath of the public. Taxpayers are sick of paying Congress persons to go on vacation!
It is time to mount a nation wide election to place term limits on Congress, force them to actually work and earn their pay, by setting minimum work year standards, and to not permit them to raise their own salaries. The public should have to VOTE on whether they deserve an increase in salary!