August 30, 2012
Ryan to skeptical America: 'We can do this'
Paul Ryan gave a very good account of himself in his speech at the convention last night. He was a little nervous at the start, but quickly warmed to the task in a 37 minute barnburner of an address. New York Times: "A Romney-Ryan administration will protect and strengthen Medicare, for my mom's generation, for my generation, and for my kids and yours," he said. "So our opponents can consider themselves on notice. In this election, on this issue, the usual posturing on the left isn't going to work. Mitt Romney and I know the difference between protecting a program and raiding it." Mr. Ryan's final line - which included the declaration "We can make the safety net safe again" - brought a cheer resembling something like a last-minute goal in overtime of a championship game. The night gave the first real answer about what sort of wingman Mr. Ryan will be for Mr. Romney. He showed that he was more than willing to go after Mr. Obama, using a mocking tone often laced with...(Read Full Post)