In my piece earlier today I praised Rep. Paul Ryan for a speech that delivered across the board. Former Gov. Mitt Romney achieved something some thought was not possible, he surpassed his running mate, giving the best speech of not just this convention, but the Republican National Conventions of the last 20 years.
First came the personal story, and it was impossible not to like the image of the young Mitt and Ann Romney sitting on the couch watching the late Neil Armstrong take steps on the moon.
Then came the direct summary of President Obama's failed record. Not an angry recital, just an honest review, probably the kind Governor Romney gave employees who, like President Obama, overpromised and underdelivered.
Finally, came the vision and policy. From energy to spending to healthcare, Mitt Romney made it plainly clear that he is ready for the job of president.
Mitt Romney left not doubt tonight—he is running for president and he is a force to be reckoned with.