As the Republican nomination contests heads into the homestretch of primaries, the GOP establishment is not happy with their choices.

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump continues to lead the field in terms of votes, states and delegates.

And Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a Tea Party favorite, has outlasted all the establishment-backed candidates the GOP elites hoped would emerge as the “never Trump” alternative.

But is the party establishment truly rallying to Ted Cruz’s cause?

Or is there a secret plot afoot to force a contested convention in order to parachute an establishment white knight behind the podium and give their acceptance speech?

Many believe the establishment’s savior-to-be is none other than Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan.

American Patriot Daily has reported on the puzzling speeches Ryan has recently delivered.

His public remarks are positioning him as the “anti Trump” candidate in everything but name only.

And then there was the campaign-style video his office tweeted that had all of Washington buzzing.

Even top Republicans believe Ryan could swoop down at the convention in Cleveland and walk away with the nomination on the third or fourth ballot.

Politico quoted a Republican insider describing Ryan’s chances:

“One of the nation’s best-wired Republicans, with an enviable prediction record for this cycle, sees a 60 percent chance of a convention deadlock and a 90 percent chance that delegates turn to Ryan — ergo, a 54 percent chance that Ryan, who’ll start the third week of July as chairman of the Republican National Convention, will end it as the nominee.

 “He’s the most conservative, least establishment member of the establishment,” the Republican source said. “That’s what you need to be.”

With speculation ramping up that Ryan will ride into the Republican National Convention as the establishment’s savior, Ryan and his office have pushed back and tamped down expectations.

Politico also reports on Ryan throwing cold water on the notion of being the GOP nominee:

In fact, in Ryan’s universe — among the small group of insiders who know Ryan’s thinking firsthand — the sentiment is resolute: Ryan will not accept his party’s nomination. He simply doesn’t want to be president right now. One aide said “over my dead body” would Ryan emerge from Cleveland with the GOP nomination. In an interview with Politico last month, Ryan was perplexed that the issue hadn’t been put to bed, saying, “I am not going to become the president through Cleveland.”

 Ryan’s orbit firmly believes that, in a few months, everyone will look at this bubble and realize just how ridiculous it was.

But are the denials real or just intended to throw America off?

When Ryan ascended to the position of Speaker of the House after conservatives forced John Boehner to resign, he adamantly denied wanting the position and only accepted after the caucus came begging to him as the final alternative.

Is the same strategy in play for 2016?

Let us know in the comment section what you think.