5:47 am ET
Ryan’s speech, in tone, style, and substance, reflects exactly why Mitt Romney picked him.
The Ryans and the Romneys have a genuinely close relationship already.
Ryan and Rice have teed things up for Romney’s address (but there’s still time and opportunity for him to blow it!).
Republican planners are still acutely sensitive to the storm images juxtaposed with the convention pictures.
Until Wednesday night, Democrats did not seem too worried about what was coming out of Tampa; now, there is manifest concern.