Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan gave a rousing address at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, saying time is running out to save America from economic ruin. That’s the bad news, he says. The good news is, he and Mitt Romney are up to the challenge and ready to lead.
Of course, he had to wait for the applause to die down first, which lasted for a considerable amount of time after his introduction. But the crowd would spend a lot more time on their feet before Ryan was done.
“I accept the calling of my generation to give our children the America that was given to us, with opportunity for the young and security for the old – and I know that we are ready,” Ryan began. “Our nominee is sure ready. His whole life prepared him for this moment – to meet serious challenges in a serious way, without excuses and idle words. After four years of getting a run-around, America needs a turnaround, and the man for the job is Governor Mitt Romney.”
“I’m a newcomer to this campaign so let me share a first impression, I have never seen a POTUS so silent about their record and so desperate to keep their power. They’ve run out of ideas,” he added.
Contrary to today’s Tulsa daily newspaper headline, incisive commentators suggested Ryan hit the mark.
Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer reacted to vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s address at the GOP convention, calling it “bold” and “effective.”
“[Ryan] went way beyond just the attacks — which he did extremely effective — like stiletto attacks, each one a short jab that left a mark,” he said. ”
In one of the best received lines of his RNC speech, Ryan said, “College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life.”
Krauthammer said the line “cleverly reminded people…of the fact that Obama has disappointed them. He had so much promise.”