The Associated Press
Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan accompanied by his children Lia and Sam waves to delegates after his acceptance speech during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Republicans danced on their convention floor in delight at the conclusion of Paul Ryan's speech. As the vice presidential candidate neared the end of his speech, his voice rising, many in the crowd burst into a placard-waving, dancing-in-the-aisles burst of exuberance.

Even a few beach balls appeared, bopped around the crowd, as Ryan and his family waved on stage. The Wisconsin congressman is a favorite among the party faithful and especially conservatives.

— Sally Buzbee


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