Ryan takes aim at Obama, warns “We don’t have much time”

In case you missed Paul Ryan’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention … you can watch it here.

(CBS News) Mitt Romney's running mate Paul Ryan took the spotlight at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night in Tampa, Fla., delivering a scathing critique of President Barack Obama's policies, saying at one point in his speech, "With all their attack ads, the president is just throwing away money - and he's pretty experienced at that."

It was a frontal assault on the president and his policies - the first direct assaults of the convention - and a message to disaffected voters that it doesn't have to be this way.


"If you're feeling left out or passed by: You have not failed, your leaders have failed you," Ryan said.


It was a speech full of vivid images, with some aimed at a young generation. "College graduates should not have to live out their twenties in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life," Ryan said.


But he also delivered a message to seniors, defending his controversial Medicare reform proposals to offer seniors a voucher-like system for private insurance by pointing to the president's health care plan.


Ryan said, "An obligation we have to our parents and grandparents is being sacrificed, all to pay for a new entitlement we didn't even ask for. The greatest threat to Medicare is Obamacare, and we're going to stop it."


Watch Congressman Ryan’s full convention speech.



We will have complete coverage from CBS News on the Republican National Convention tonight at 10 on WYMT.

I will post Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech tomorrow afternoon.



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