I think its safe to say the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fl., hasn't gone exactly how Mitt Romney wished it would have gone. From Chris Christie's self-focused speech to bigoted convention goers being tossed out, what should have been a cause for celebration and great job has instead been marred by hiccups.
Add Paul Ryan's speech last night to the mix. While Ryan's speech, which was broadcast nationally, was well given and he flashed a lot of charisma, journalists such as Fox News' Sally Kohn have said it was "deceiving."
Yes, FOX NEWS' Sally Kohn. Don't adjust your computer screen.
In her article, she said the speech in three words was dazzling, deceiving and distracting. You'd expect the first one on a GOP-leading website, but the other two?
Here are some highlights on her article, one for each of the words:
DAZZLING - "To anyone watching Ryan’s speech who hasn’t been paying much attention to the ins and outs and accusations of the campaign, I suspect Ryan came across as a smart, passionate and all-around nice guy — the sort of guy you can imagine having a friendly chat with while watching your kids play soccer together. And for a lot of voters, what matters isn’t what candidates have done or what they promise to do —it’s personality. On this measure, Mitt Romney has been catastrophically struggling and with his speech, Ryan humanized himself and presumably by extension, the top of the ticket."
DECEIVING - "On the other hand, to anyone paying the slightest bit of attention to facts, Ryan’s speech was an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech. On this measure, while it was Romney who ran the Olympics, Ryan earned the gold. The good news is that the Romney-Ryan campaign has likely created dozens of new jobs among the legions of additional fact checkers that media outlets are rushing to hire to sift through the mountain of cow dung that flowed from Ryan’s mouth. Said fact checkers have already condemned certain arguments that Ryan still irresponsibly repeated."
DISTRACTING - "And then there’s what Ryan didn’t talk about. Ryan didn’t mention his extremist stance on banning all abortions with no exception for rape or incest, a stance that is out of touch with 75% of American voters. Ryan didn’t mention his previous plan to hand over Social Security to Wall Street. Ryan didn’t mention his numerous votes to raise spending and balloon the deficit when George W. Bush was president."
Romney is scheduled to speak tonight to close out the RNC. Can he hit a home run?