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USA: Ryan wins over doubters at Republican convention

USA: Ryan wins over doubters at Republican convention
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Republican Paul Ryan has promised to help Mitt Romney lead America back to prosperity as he formally accepted the party’s vice presidential nomination.

In a speech billed as the biggest of his political career, Ryan came out fighting, mounting an attack on Democrat policy and President Barack Obama in particular:

“He ( Obama) said: ‘Well I haven’t communicated enough’. Ladies and gentlemen, these past four years we have suffered no shortage of words in the White House. What is missing is leadership in the White House!”

Ryan later turned his attention to Obama’s healthcare reforms:

“Obamacare comes to more than 2,000 pages of rules, mandates, taxes, fees and fines that have no place in a free country,” exclaimed Ryan.

Ryan’s job on day two of the convention was to fire up conservatives while reaching out to independents still uncertain about the Republican team. According to pundits, he delivered on all counts, giving his opponents something to think about.

US correspondent for euronews, Stefan Grobe, said from the convention floor:
“If Mitt Romney doesn’t win, there is going to be a battle for control of the Republican Party. And one man will have a sure shot at it: Paul Ryan. He is the darling of the right, and comes close to outshining Romney here in Tampa.”