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AP source: Romney picks Ryan for running mate
Associated Press ^ | August. 11, 2012 | KASIE HUNT and STEVE PEOPLES

Posted on 08/10/2012 10:16:30 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate.

A Republican with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Romney has chosen Ryan. The Republican spoke on condition of anonymity because this person was not authorized to disclose the decision.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Virginia; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2012; mittromney; paulryan; romney; ryan; ryanvp; veepstakes; virginia; vpryan; wisconsin

1 posted on 08/10/2012 10:16:40 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I reckon I’m good with that.

Shades of the Killa from Wasilla ;)


2 posted on 08/10/2012 10:22:13 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good


3 posted on 08/10/2012 10:24:08 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: woofie

Politicians have the biggest mouths that have ever been created. It is like I found out and let the cat out of the bag before you.


4 posted on 08/10/2012 10:35:49 PM PDT by YukonGreen
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just in time for the Convention.


5 posted on 08/10/2012 10:39:35 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: YukonGreen

Gee Im sure glad I have the Romney VP app on my phone so Ill be the first to know. Ha! Like that really worked well!


6 posted on 08/10/2012 10:41:32 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: JaguarXKE
Gee Im sure glad I have the Romney VP app on my phone so Ill be the first to know. Ha! Like that really worked well!

I feel duped myself.
7 posted on 08/10/2012 10:42:56 PM PDT by God'sgrrl (twitter: Women4DanForest)
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To: God'sgrrl

Conservatives and husband are always the last to know.


8 posted on 08/10/2012 10:46:41 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: God'sgrrl

Conservatives and husband are always the last to know.


9 posted on 08/10/2012 10:46:55 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: West Texas Chuck
The move also now links Romney directly with House Republicans, including no-compromise tea partyers who have pressed for deep spending cuts. Obama has been casting House Republicans as an impediment to progress in the often-gridlocked Washington.
Let’s see, the objective reporters at the AP call the House Republicans “no compromise” people - and in the next breath they say that "Obama has been casting House Republicans as an impediment to progress in the often-gridlocked Washington.”
Explain the difference between an “objective reporter” and a “progressive” to me again. I don’t get it.
In other news, "conservatives” (true liberals like you and me) don’t agree with “liberals” (socialists like Obama) on much of anything.

10 posted on 08/10/2012 10:52:59 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Ah-HA!

Assuming this is true, we now have a solid conservative on the ticket...and...

a solid debater who will shred Hillary Rodham (you don't think that Obama kept Biden, do you?) in the debates.

.

ROMNEY/RYAN.

I just love it.

.

11 posted on 08/10/2012 10:56:48 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Smart move by Mittens. Announcing in Hampton Roads and not picking McDonnell. Good move for Virginia ans Wisconsin is a strong possibility.


12 posted on 08/10/2012 10:59:00 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Free ThinkerNY

CHEERS TO PAUL RYAN!

13 posted on 08/10/2012 11:02:10 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
From Cathlic Vote today:

Paul Ryan, Representative from Wisconsin's 1st District  

Life
Co-sponsored the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.

Voted to amend the health care law so that no federal funds may be used to pay for any part of any healthcare plan that offers abortion coverage.

Voted for the Abortion Pain Bill and the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act.

Voted to prohibit partial birth abortion.

Marriage
Voted for a resolution proposing a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as the union between one man and one woman.

Voted against repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

Religious liberty
Voted for the Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1999.

On the HHS mandate: “This is much, much bigger than about contraception. This is about religious freedom, First Amendment rights, and how this progressive philosophy of fungible rights of a living breathing constitution really clashes and collides with these core rights that we built our society and country around.”

Embryonic life
Voted against the Stem Cell Research Act of 2007, which would have required the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct and support research on embryonic stem cells.

Voted in favor of developing methods to produce stem cells without using human embryos.

School choice
Voted in favor for school vouchers in Washington, D.C.


14 posted on 08/10/2012 11:15:11 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I like Ryan’s stances, but this is a poor strategic choice for the general election. Too easily demonized for the doofuses each side needs to win.


15 posted on 08/10/2012 11:16:29 PM PDT by Jake8898
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Will it hurt Ryan’s chances in the future to be tied to Romney?


16 posted on 08/10/2012 11:19:20 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wanted Newt, that said, Romney is far from stupid.

If Romney picks Ryan it means his team considers Florida in the bag and wants to go after Wisconsin.

Otherwise it would be Rubio for vp....


17 posted on 08/10/2012 11:32:24 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Can there be a snitch in Myths camp?.....
He has some of the same people that Juan McLaim had..
They know how to take a “dive”..


18 posted on 08/10/2012 11:39:01 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Jake8898

Au contraire! The Dims already tried demonizing Ryan and the House Republicans in 2010. How’d that work out :)? The Republicans won in landslides all across the country!


19 posted on 08/11/2012 12:17:41 AM PDT by GingerC
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To: All; Ingtar
It depends on whether Romney wins or not. If Romney wins and it successful in the first term, Ryan's in a good position.

If Romney loses, Ryan probably isn't hurt and in Wisconsin can continue to run for his House seat even seeking the VP. (Source)

If Romney wins and it ends like the Bush years, Ryan's toast.

20 posted on 08/11/2012 12:18:26 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Salvation; All

“From Cathlic Vote today:

Paul Ryan, Representative from Wisconsin’s 1st District

Life
Co-sponsored the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.

Voted to amend the health care law so that no federal funds may be used to pay for any part of any healthcare plan that offers abortion coverage.

Voted for the Abortion Pain Bill and the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act.

Voted to prohibit partial birth abortion.

Marriage
Voted for a resolution proposing a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as the union between one man and one woman.

Voted against repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

Religious liberty
Voted for the Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1999.

On the HHS mandate: “This is much, much bigger than about contraception. This is about religious freedom, First Amendment rights, and how this progressive philosophy of fungible rights of a living breathing constitution really clashes and collides with these core rights that we built our society and country around.”

Embryonic life
Voted against the Stem Cell Research Act of 2007, which would have required the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct and support research on embryonic stem cells.

Voted in favor of developing methods to produce stem cells without using human embryos.

School choice
Voted in favor for school vouchers in Washington, D.C. “

Close enough for government work- I can support him.


21 posted on 08/11/2012 3:40:58 AM PDT by backhoe (Just a Merry-Hearted Keyboard Pirate Boy, plunderin' his way across the InterToobs)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
My favorite choice by far.. Ryan is a fiscal hawk, and THE MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE CONGRESSMAN IN WASHINGTON..

ROMNEY-RYAN

22 posted on 08/11/2012 4:37:06 AM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, being the ‘guy’ who used to like to pull one wing off a fly and let him run around in circles before ‘snuffing’ him, I certainly hope this is a ruse.
Not so much as I have anything against Ryan, good choice, just to cram it up these idiot MSMers —that were interrupting a NEWS broadcast to announce the ‘scoop’— hind parts.

Or tell different ‘(un)trustworthy’ aides a different choice and see who your leak is.....

What will the MSM do? Turn on Romney? ha...

BTW what do you call a FLY with no wings?
A WALK.....


23 posted on 08/11/2012 4:45:22 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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