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10 Best Paul Ryan Lines From His Convention Speech

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan delivers the key note address during the third day of the 2012 Republican national Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

Paul Ryan’s speech brought more than just cheers to the convention hall Wednesday night, it picked a fight.

The VP candidate’s speech had RNC delegates at a fever pitch from the beginning. It brought a packed convention arena to its feet with over a dozen standing ovations.  By many reports and reactions, Paul Ryan can count his keynote a resounding success.

And while the speech was filled with conservative buzzwords, what really hat had the faithful cheering were the well timed one-liners about President Obama and his record.

Convention delegate and lifelong Republican Mark Mitchell told TheBlaze, “That speech is what we were waiting for!”  Mitchell continued enthusiastically, “We want a candidate that can expose and fight our administration and their B.S.  Ryan came out fighting, we like that!”

Here are the loudest most well-received Ryan zingers according to the non-scientific Blaze method of sitting in the convention hall with an ancient decibel meter (our ears).

 

10.

“Their moment came and went. Fear and division are all they’ve got left. With all their attack ads, the president is just throwing away money— and he’s pretty experienced at that.”

9.

“President Barack Obama came to office during an economic crisis, as he has reminded us a time or two.”

8.

“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 a moment that has already passed, like a ship trying to sail on yesterday’s wind.”

7.

“The man assumed office almost four years ago— isn’t it about time he assumed responsibility?”

6.

 ”None of us have to settle for the best this administration offers— a dull, adventureless journey from one entitlement to the next, a government-planned life, a country where everything is free but us.”

5.

“By the way, being successful in business— that’s a good thing.”

4.

“[Mitt] turned around the Olympics at a time when a great institution was collapsing under the weight of bad management, overspending, and corruption— sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

3.

“[Our rights] are self-evident and unchanging, and sometimes even presidents need reminding that our rights come from nature and God, not from government”

2.

“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.”

1. (Was actually not even about Obama)

“We’re a full generation apart, Governor Romney and I. And, in some ways, we’re a little different. There are the songs on his iPod, which I’ve heard on the campaign bus and on many hotel elevators. He actually urged me to play some of these songs at campaign rallies. I said, I hope it’s not a deal-breaker Mitt, but my playlist starts with AC/DC, and ends with Zeppelin.”

Our Friend at SUN News in Canada have generously put together a clip of Ryan’s best zingers, and you can watch it below!