Thursday, August 30, 2012

UK: Rousing Ryan speech

The Guardian

Paul Ryan speech: VP pick tries to galvanise GOP behind Romney

Republican vice-presidential candidate rouses otherwise listless audience in Tampa, arguing moral case to oust Obama

By Ewen MacAskill

The Republican vice-presidential candidate, Paul Ryan, won a series of standing ovations during a primetime keynote address to the party's national convention in which he set out the case for small government and prepared the ground for Mitt Romney's big speech on Thursday night.

Although Ryan failed to generate the same level of excitement as Sarah Palin at the 2008 convention, he did enough in Tampa to fire up what had been a listless event, dogged by bad weather and lack of enthusiasm over Romney.

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