By his own yardstick, Paul Ryan is over halfway there to getting the Republican nomination for president. When he fake non-ran for Speaker of House, he denied he was running or interested in the job 5 times before he finally accepted the will of the party and took the job.
As of mid April 2016, he has already denied running for president three times:
- Oct 30, 2015 to CNN
- March 16, 2016 to CNBC
- April 12, 2016 in a news conference
The convention is not until July, so there is plenty of time for two more Paul Ryan denials.