Note: I slept in this morning, so I didn't have time to write more than this little tidbit. Mea culpa!
I didn't see the speech live, I watched part of it from B-Daddy's site this morning. I really liked what I saw. It was more than green eyeshade wonkery, it articulated the case for freedom. Great stuff, that. It was the kind of thing I personally was hoping for - fighting for personal freedom as the path to growth and prosperity for all who will do what it takes to win it.
My enthusiasm for the Paul Ryan pick is higher now than it was at the beginning and that's saying quite a bit.