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NBC News: Paul Ryan is Romney VP choice
WEAU.com ^ | 8/11/12 | WEAU staff

Posted on 08/10/2012 9:53:45 PM PDT by Brandonmark

UPDATE:: NBC News has three sources telling the network that Rep. Paul Ryan, (R) Wisconsin, is Mitt Romney's choice for Vice President.

Also the National Review reports the following: Earlier today, a charter plane took off in Boston, stopped in Chicago, then flew to the tiny airport in Janesville, Wis. Janesville, of course, is the hometown of Representative Paul Ryan, a top vice-presidential contender.

(Excerpt) Read more at weau.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2012veep; mittromney; paulryan; ryan; ryan2012; ryanvp; virginia; vp; vpryan; wisconsin
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To: mojitojoe

Seriously? Liberals were thrilled when Reagan was nominated in 1980


51 posted on 08/10/2012 10:30:53 PM PDT by bjcoop
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To: I see my hands

can you post without trying to draw attention to yourself?


52 posted on 08/10/2012 10:30:53 PM PDT by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: Brandonmark

I hope he knows how to spell potatoe.


53 posted on 08/10/2012 10:32:12 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Kyrie Eleison)
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To: montanajoe
well go cry in your cereal then...and let obama/biden continue to destroy our country,,,,

folks like you are worthless..send obama three bucks, maybe he will take you out to dinner. comments like yours really pi$$ me off...

54 posted on 08/10/2012 10:32:31 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: mojitojoe

I’m no insider...but I can’t help but think Rubio didn’t want to hop on a ship that he wasn’t sure is sound. He’s young and would probably go for it against somebody other than Obama (and for the real prize).

Let’s face it - Obama is one helluva campaigner and speachifier..:-(


55 posted on 08/10/2012 10:32:42 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: I see my hands
I will not be happy with the election of either.

I think four years of Obama stopped at every turn by the conservatives I hope to elect down ticket is a marginally better choice than electing a liberal pretending to be a conservative who will be supported by the GOP for eight years.

56 posted on 08/10/2012 10:33:59 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: Brandonmark

Paul Ryan mentions on Twitter

https://twitter.com/#!/search/%40RepPaulRyan

By the way, his Twitter account is:

https://twitter.com/RepPaulRyan


57 posted on 08/10/2012 10:34:57 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: montanajoe
they need to stop electing the lesser of two evils.


58 posted on 08/10/2012 10:35:56 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Pinkbell

Rubio would have to pander to the Latino voters in a way that would drive the conservative base crazy.


59 posted on 08/10/2012 10:37:10 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: nutmeg

It’s likely Paul Ryan. I guess Romney decided he didn’t want to light our hair on fire. What a boring ticket. I like Ryan, but he won’t be exciting the crowds and getting voters to the polls.


60 posted on 08/10/2012 10:37:35 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: montanajoe
well go cry in your cereal then...and let obama/biden continue to destroy our country,,,,

folks like you are worthless..send obama three bucks, maybe he will take you out to dinner. comments like yours really pi$$ me off...

61 posted on 08/10/2012 10:37:35 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: newheart

“...but they have to be very careful not to turn the campaign into a pedantic snoozefest.”

Well put.


62 posted on 08/10/2012 10:37:35 PM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: DJlaysitup

“Obama is one helluva campaigner and speachifier”

Who told you that?


63 posted on 08/10/2012 10:40:34 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: montanajoe
I think four years of Obama stopped at every turn by the conservatives

Really! And just WHAT IF Obama decides Congress is in recess (even when they are not).

We know where Obama is going and we know he will bypass congress to go there. That means, even if we have a majority it will not matter under Obama. They will be in a recess when Obama says they are in a recess. Because of this we need to get this man out of office and put him on trial. Otherwise a precedence is set and it's a precedence that is NOT in the best interest of a Conservative or the US Constitution.

The choice is clear.

It's not conservatism or RINO vs liberalism

It's not liberalism vs liberalism

It's not democrat vs republican.

It's Socialism vs America

It's Obama against us (not against Romney) against us.

If you still have faith Obama will not bypass Congress, you're a very patient man.

64 posted on 08/10/2012 10:42:15 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: DJlaysitup

Ryan isn’t the worst pick..but not sexy at all...plus he has negatives.
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That;s an understatement. Ryan is a boring, huge mistake. I like Ryan, but not as Romneys running mate. Meet boring and boring.


65 posted on 08/10/2012 10:43:23 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: DJlaysitup

Ryan isn’t the worst pick..but not sexy at all...plus he has negatives.
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That;s an understatement. Ryan is a boring, huge mistake. I like Ryan, but not as Romneys VP. Meet boring and boring.


66 posted on 08/10/2012 10:43:44 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: MplsSteve

The thing is - this is the PERFECT pick for O. I sh!t you not...a fiscal conservative (like me). They will energize the youth vote with promises of college loan forgiveness (LOL - of course I PAY for my kid’s college) and the young will flock just like the welfare queens to the promise of free money (or less debt).

Fiscal conservatism will only work after the revolution...smh.


67 posted on 08/10/2012 10:44:28 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Maybe we’ll find that given the state of the country and folks individual situations they will be willing to pay attention for 12 weeks out of their 52 week year, 12 out of this 208 week presidential term , 12 out of the 4000 or so weeks of their life. Hopefully that won’t put them out too much.


68 posted on 08/10/2012 10:45:18 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: DJlaysitup

I think the younger generation really likes Ryan a lot.


69 posted on 08/10/2012 10:46:18 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: montanajoe
Yes, we agree that we hope the consequences of the election of Romney or Obama can be mitigated by a conservative house and senate.

The question is: I'm not asking who you will vote for nor if you will vote. Unfortunately either Romney or Obama will be the next president of the USA. It can't be neither (nor can it be "not either"). Who do you prefer it be?


70 posted on 08/10/2012 10:48:24 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: I see my hands

I’m not asking who you will vote for nor if you will vote. Unfortunately either Romney or Obama will be the next president of the USA. It can’t be neither. Who do you prefer it be?

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I’ll pick the door on the right. :) Anyone but Obama. And I will cast my absentee ballot, FWIW.


71 posted on 08/10/2012 10:48:42 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom.)
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To: KansasGirl

Be interesting to see if this sways any Paulestinians. Ryan has credibility as a fiscal hawk, which is at least why some of the less fanatical Paul fans liked Ron Paul.


72 posted on 08/10/2012 10:48:58 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: montanajoe

This would be a good choice if there was a conservative at the top of the ticket.
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That would make it a slam dunk...


73 posted on 08/10/2012 10:49:11 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: tsowellfan
“you're a very patient man”

No I'm a student of American history and someone like many others who has put my life on the line for this country.

I am not a drama queen.

Conservatives electing liberals will not result in more conservatives elected in future elections it can only result in more liberals

74 posted on 08/10/2012 10:49:11 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: John W

I doubt it. Most aren’t political junkies as we are.


75 posted on 08/10/2012 10:49:43 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: Brandonmark

Well, they better be ready to defend and sell Ryan’s budget proposals because Dims will be demagogueing them every day the sun rises until election day.

And they need to do a much better job of responding to the Dims’ lies and smears than they have so far.


76 posted on 08/10/2012 10:50:11 PM PDT by Will88
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To: montanajoe

Here some continued educational material...

http://www.marklevinshow.com/sectional.asp?id=32930


77 posted on 08/10/2012 10:51:08 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Brandonmark

78 posted on 08/10/2012 10:52:37 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

The excitement is that he can talk about numbers and difficult topics in a way that makes sense


79 posted on 08/10/2012 10:52:48 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: Brandonmark

Anybody that says they won’t vote for this ticket is not Conservative. What Conservatives know is this: The #1 issue facing this country is the debt and expansion of government, if left unchecked the debt will destroy the U.S. currency and subsequently destroy the entire standard of living in the USA. Paul Ryan is the only Republican that has tried to do anything about curbing government expansion and the national debt. Again if you do not vote for this ticket you will enable Obama to claim mandate for marxist socialism and if you do that you have effectively destroyed this country so you are no conservative nor are you a patriot you might as well claim your liberalism, progressivism, communism because that is what you are and if there are enough of you than yes this is the end of America, God save our children.


80 posted on 08/10/2012 10:52:48 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (OBAMATAX is bad for your healthcare and bad for America.)
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To: Will88

Obama’s budget received 0 votes while I believe Ryan’s received 228.


81 posted on 08/10/2012 10:53:11 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: woofie

Yes, and I can picture him doing very well in a debate with Joe Biden.


82 posted on 08/10/2012 10:54:22 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W
Obama’s budget received 0 votes while I believe Ryan’s received 228.

Which has absolutely nothing to do with how the Dims will demagogue Ryan's proposals during the campaign.

83 posted on 08/10/2012 10:55:22 PM PDT by Will88
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To: BuckeyeTexan

It’s so important that the case be made for capitalism in this election. People are being tempted with free cash which requires an enormously strong intellectual argument to be made on the other side. Ryan has been able to articulate the case for less government spending and for free markets about as well as any prominent Republican I’ve seen. Occasionally he gets a little too wonkish, but it’s much easier to coach an informed person to dumb down what they say than it is to coach an ignorant person to sound smarter. Heck of all the Republicans that endorsed Romney, Ryan even made the best case there, not overstating the case or speaking in mere platitudes, but expressing in clear terms some simple, good aspects of Romney that were hard to argue with.

While I think we’re still likely to lose because of the incredibly talentless phony we have on the top of the ticket, Ryan would be one of the best V.P. choices for any Republican presidential candidate.


84 posted on 08/10/2012 10:55:58 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: DJlaysitup

[ Let’s face it - Obama is one helluva campaigner and speachifier..:-( ]

Yeah, the “you didn’t build that, somebody else made that happen” tirade was brilliant.


85 posted on 08/10/2012 10:56:03 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: tsowellfan

The early line of attack seems to be that Ryan is an “Ayn Rand Devotee.”

As an Ayn Rand Devotee myself, I don’t find it a very compelling attack. Sadly, it appears not to be true.

Hank


86 posted on 08/10/2012 10:56:21 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: Will88

According to you.


87 posted on 08/10/2012 10:56:29 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: montanajoe
And thank you for your service for our nation.

Were you in Vietnam? Hopefully not.

Their economic policies are now to the right of ours here in the United States under Obama which to me is a slap in the face for all of those I consider heroes who went there to save that nation from becoming what we now are becoming.

We won the war - that's what I was told by the friends I was with in Saigon. We won that war because their government is realizing that their system does not work.

While they are giving industry back to the private sector our own government is taking over banks, automobile industries... etc.

It's a shame. THIS is the primary reason I cannot vote for Obama.

88 posted on 08/10/2012 10:56:55 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: KansasGirl
I think the younger generation really likes Ryan a lot.

I don't think they know he exists - but I will tell a little story. I paid for my Daughter's degree at UGA and (with Mom) made sure she came out debt free. She married a guy who makes good money but has an $18,000 college loan debt. They are actually waiting on the "debt forgiveness" because they figure if they pay off the loan now they would be Saps...and I can't disagree with them to be honest...we know it's coming...
89 posted on 08/10/2012 10:57:35 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: DJlaysitup

No he is not, he’s an IDIOT. he can read a teleprompter with only an occasional problem. Soetoro is an idiot and you will never get me to say anything good about him because there isn’t a single thing. He’s just a puppet.


90 posted on 08/10/2012 10:57:51 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: montanajoe

Your purity is duly noted


91 posted on 08/10/2012 10:59:06 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Thanks! I cannot remember... is that what Dick Morris mentioned in the video?

He mentioned something about Paul Ryan and something about vouchers and Medicade but said that Paul Ryan had since changed his mind on the idea.

Morris said that could be a target of the democrats but he didn’t seem all that concerned about it.


92 posted on 08/10/2012 10:59:13 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: montanajoe
Blame Shame Flame or Beg I wont be voting for R/R..

The President and Mr Soros thank you for your admirable devotion to advancing the cause of Progressivism.

93 posted on 08/10/2012 11:00:21 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Brandonmark

Never voting for Liberal Romney.


94 posted on 08/10/2012 11:00:21 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri: Gold Baby, Gold!)
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To: Pinkbell

I agree with your Mom. I like Ryan but I think he is a disastrous choice. I hope I’m wrong.


95 posted on 08/10/2012 11:00:34 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: mojitojoe

Seems to be a few folks on this thread painting him and the dems as the second coming of Christ as campaigners. I don’t see it out of any of them. Biden vs. Ryan in a debate? C’mon!


96 posted on 08/10/2012 11:00:48 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

Yes, Allan West or Marco Rubio.


97 posted on 08/10/2012 11:01:24 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: bjcoop

Well time will tell. I think it was a horrible choice for his VP. I’m not going to debate for weeks. I still say bad choice and I hope I’m wring. I just think Ryan has too much baggage.


98 posted on 08/10/2012 11:04:22 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Will88

"Well, they better be ready to defend and sell Ryan’s budget proposals because Dims will be demagogueing them every day the sun rises until election day."

Oh, it's already started...."Medicare" was trending recently on Twitter, with the expected, "Ryan wants to kill Medicare", "Romney just lost Florida," etc., etc.

99 posted on 08/10/2012 11:04:22 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: mojitojoe
The reason why Marco Rubio may not have been chosen was because of a couple of scandals. That would have been disastrous
100 posted on 08/10/2012 11:05:02 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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