Speaker Paul Ryan leaving political office reminds me of an octopus retreating into its den, squirting black ink. In his case the ink is the pride he takes in his moral superiority, and his disdain for Trump.
Ryan doesn’t seem to realize that Trump has never claimed moral superiority. That’s one of his attractions. He doesn’t think he’s better than the people he represents, and they like that.
The American people don’t need a role model in the White House. They want a leader, which is what they’ve got.