NPR : News

Filed Under:

In A Picture: Ryan's Speech Was Much Ado About Obama

For those who like word clouds, here is Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan's speech Wednesday night at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, during which he accepted his party's vice presidential nomination.

This picture of how often he said something drew our eyes to:

-- "Obama." That would be the president, of course, who Ryan said has failed the American people.

-- "Mitt" and "Romney." The 2012 Republican presidential nominee, who Ryan said has the experience and ideas to fix the nation's problems.

-- "Government." It needs to be less involved in American's lives, Ryan said, not more.

-- "Years." He said President Obama has had nearly four years to fix things and hasn't. Ryan, of course, wants Mitt Romney to have at least four years to try things his way.

-- "Mom." That's always nice to see.

Related:

-- The transcript of Ryan's address.

-- The live blogging we did Wednesday night.

Copyright 2012 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

 

NPR

At 75, Wonder Woman Lassos In A New Generation With An Ageless Fight

As the launch of the upcoming film coincides with the heroine's Comic-Con fandom, Wonder Woman appears to be hooking new fans for the same reasons she was birthed in 1941: justice, peace and feminism.
NPR

Japan's Lunchbox Trend 'Kyaraben' Takes Lunch Prep To Another Level

It's cute ... but is it too much cultural pressure?
NPR

Rallies, Marches And A 'Fart-In': Philadelphia Gets Ready For The DNC

As Democrats prepare for their convention in Philadelphia, protesters are preparing too. Bernie Sanders supporters and others are organizing rallies around the city.
NPR

The Reason Your Feed Became An Echo Chamber — And What To Do About It

It often feels as if social media serves less as a bridge than an echo chamber, with algorithms that feed us information we already know and like. So, how do you break that loop? We ask some experts.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.