In his exuberant electioneering speech to the delegates of the Tampa convention, Paul Ryan demonstrated smarts, vigor, humor and the sort of athletic skill associated long ago with the cheerful Chicago Cubs first baseman Ernie Banks, who is said to have glanced at the sunny weather at the ballfield and said, "Let's play two!" There was no breakthrough imagery in the speech, and it was never about rescuing the convention or transforming the campaign contest. What Paul Ryan achieved was to walk himself from being a modest-presenting, numbers-happy young man of the House all the way over to the Senate where he is ready to preside as the Vice-President of the United States. The convention delegates were greatly pleased,, and the audience at home watched with a smile. TV speeches are never about what is said. TV speeches are about how you say it (and the color of your tie). Paul Ryan spoke with a cheerfulness that moves him into the Al Smith category of "Happy Warrior," and that is reason enough for him to celebrate throughout his career. I mention that the two best images for me were the "fading Obama posters" and the Ipod with "Ac/DC to (Led) Zeppelin." Mr. Ryan achieved not one but two radiant images to flag the passing of the torch from Boomers to Gen X on the road to the White House.