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'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
- Abraham Lincoln -

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ryan's The Man

I may have had misgivings early on about Mitt Romney's choice for running mate.  But my qualms were dispelled last night.  What a perfect speech.  From body language to intonation to pregnant pauses to smiles to that frequent appearance of having fun - not to mention the message itself - Paul Ryan proved to everyone in this country that he ain't no Joe Biden.

Better yet, Ryan proved to us that his oratory skills - with a completely different style - outclass the likes of Barack Obama, the greatest orator since Pericles.  Or not.

For those who missed the historic moment, here's Ryan's speech last night, in its entirety.  Enjoy.  Be proud:


His best line:

"It all started off with stirring speeches, Greek columns, the thrill of something new. Now all that’s left is a presidency adrift, surviving on slogans that already seem tired, grasping at the moment that has already passed, like a ship trying to sail on yesterday’s wind."

Superb.