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Was something wrong with the President giving a semi-forceful speech? Why does it matter one bit that Paul Ryan was in the room? Are we saying somehow the president should have been intimidated out of giving this speech if he had known Ryan was there? This seems silly. What are we in, middle school? Ryan and Cantor et al would criticize the speech no matter what; doesn't really matter one way or other if Ryan was there.
IF the White House would have weakened the speech if they had realized Ryan was there (hypothetical), then I'm glad they didn't realize he was there!