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Ryan's rise

"Ryan's rise" Continued...

Like Palin, Ryan has helped shore up a conservative base that showed persistent doubts about the name at the top of the ticket. But Romney and other Republicans today are hoping that Ryan's speech Wednesday night is just the start of a rise toward an election that is now less than 70 days away.

Follow WORLDmag.com's in-depth coverage of the Republican National Convention all week.

Edward Lee Pitts
Edward Lee Pitts

Lee teaches journalism at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, and is the associate dean of the World Journalism Institute.

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