Ryan does look better than Jindal or McDonnell did the past couple of years. He's fairly temperate - 'til he got to the spending and "failed stimulus" without mentioning economic crisis - the worst since 1929 w/o going into a 2nd Great Depression. He has good themes but how does he make it work? No more specifics here."We still have time." which sort of cuts his immediacy argument. Lincoln and limited government don't exactly go together (not to mention the Railroad gov/private enterprises and the homestead act - gov. actions to support economic development).
Competent and on theme but no specifics and not a lot of hope here.