In 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.