All told, just over 20 million people were watching last night on the Nielsen-rated networks, compared to 37 million for night two of the RNC in 2008. Night one of the 2012 RNC was roughly on par with night one of the 2008 RNC ratings-wise, making the gap all the more dramatic.
So Lyin' Ryan wasn't the big draw as the fawning "Wowee He's a Cute, Young Rock Star and Holy Cow Check Out Those Abs!" Republicans hoped he'd be.
Nor was Condi Rice.
Nor was John McCain, Susana Martinez, Tim Pawlenty, or Rand Paul.
That was today's Quickie. Was it good for you?