Aug 302012

Senior political analyst Brit Hume reacted to Paul Ryan’s RNC speech made on Wednesday night. Hume summed it up with these words:

“It was thought that the first night of the convention was to be the night where Obama had his skin ripped off and the case against was made – and that night had been lost. Well, Ryan did that tonight.”

Did the Republican vice presidential candidate succeed in that mission? Hume assessed:

“He probably did that job pretty well in the eyes of a great many people out across this country. The speech was interesting, it was compelling, it had humor and the moment when he mentioned his mother his pride in her […] that was worth a lot too in terms of the sense that this is a nice young man. A nice young man who delivered nonetheless a lethal shot night.

Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer called Ryan’s speech “bold” in the sense that, “he went way beyond just the attacks — which he did extremely effective — like stiletto attacks, each one a short jab that left a mark.

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In his 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 called that line by Ryan a clever reminder of the fact that President Obama had disappointed them. It also reiterated a theme that he said ran through Condoleezza Rice, Susana Martinez and Paul Ryan’s speeches was that of “American exceptionalism” and the president’s “war on success.”


  One Response to “Two Heavyweights: Brit Hume and Krauthammer weigh in on Obama’s ‘War on Success’”

  1. If I was 26 years old or younger, I hope that I would not be satisfied with the bone that Obama had thrown to me – being able to stay on Mommy and Daddy”s health insurance. I would much rather live in a country where there are jobs and opportunity, so that I can get a job with health benefits that I earned myself. Having been in my 20s many years ago, I realize now that age 27 comes sooner than you think .And living at your parents’ house doesn’t just get old. It can discourage you and demoralize you. I know. I have been there. I was in my 20s during another bad economic time. I lived with my parents longer than most people did. The difference was that we had real hope that things would get better and they did. At least I didn’t have to listen to a President who tells young people that rising national debt, poverty and joblessness is the “new normal”. I pray that all citizens can rise up and do our duty in November and make it better for 20-somethings and everyone else, too. This is no time to have a pity party about not having your favorite candidate on the ballot. Be responsible. Pray, trust God and Vote!

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