They said Trump was 'over', multiple times, going way back. I think a more historical view than the current reactionary one (that attracts clicks), is a better way to view all this.
Or am I the only one imagining some sanctimonious Presidential run by Ryan, offering to 'restore the soul of the Republican Party'? Those dewy eyes, appealing to red-state voters ... ? The lonely widows chucking their retirement leavings at him, much as men do at strip clubs?