Tim Ryan: I’m not a fan

ryanIn such a crowded field of Democratic hopefuls, I do not have a lot of time to spend on each candidate.  First impressions matter.  After about 40 minutes with Tim Ryan, my first impression is that I am not at all a fan.

Substance-wise, Tim Ryan is hyper-focused on economic issues.  That’s not a terrible thing, but when he is given a chance to talk about his priorities, climate doesn’t get mentioned.  If you aren’t mentioning climate as a priority, I’m not really interested in your candidacy.

Personality-wise, I find Ryan to be a bit insufferable.  Honestly, this is based on a single set of interviews.  (WMUR Conversation with the Candidate.)  Maybe Tim Ryan was having a bad day.  Maybe *I* was having a bad day.  But with a large field, I’m not interested in spending more time with him.

Anyone have a reason I should reconsider?  Feel free to point me to resources that might change my mind.