Skip to comments.Romney-Ryan Announcement Live Thread
Posted on 08/11/2012 5:43:45 AM PDT by John W
Thought we needed this.
Watching FNC with Bret Baier here.
Any streaming video?
This is a GREAT choice! I just wish Ryan was on the top of ticket....lol! Don’t be fooled by the dems fake enthusiasm. They are panicked in the trenches and smoky back rooms.
Is it crazy to think that if they can convert that RR image into thoughts of Ronald Reagan that it could be a successful strategy? A lot of Reagan Democrats have felt the pain of the current Administration and could they be influenced?
CNN ...But I’m in Japan and it is unavailable .
Aw...I sorta wanted Rubio or Allen West
I sure would like this announcement to pull all the Freepers back together again.
Thanks I’m in the Philippines and it working for me so far...
Ryan is a great choice! He will run rings around Biden....and Obama for that matter.
Paul Ryan pick is awesome. TOTALLY pumped.
Glad he picked Ryan. I did not think he had the courage to pick someone like Ryan. I am glad he did not pick Rubio.
Looking forward to the VP debate!
What time did Romneys team send out their official app announcement?
I dont have cell phone/texting, so I did not sign up for it. I am curious as to what time they finally sent it, given that the rumors were pretty solid by 9PM yesterday.
Looking forward to the VP debate!
Giving the willard his due, not a bad choice if it is Ryan. If the roles were reversed it would be a ticket I would be happily embracing. But with willard at the top and calling the shots, I remember the words of John Nance Garner on the Vice Presidency. I’ll still be voting for Virgil Goode.
Interesting that VA being chosen as the venue for the announcement. A tacit acknowledgement that willard has a real Virginia Problem.
Interesting here on FNC it seems even the democrat strategist concedes Obama and his campaign are notorious liars about most everything and the GOP ticket just has to figure out how to counter this. Amazing.
The Romney campaign has released excerpts of Paul Ryan’s speech to be delivered very soon in Norfolk, Virginia:
Mitt Romney is a leader with the skills, the background and the character that our country needs at a crucial time in its history. Following four years of failed leadership, the hopes of our country, which have inspired the world, are growing dim; and they need someone to revive them. Governor Romney is the man for this moment; and he and I share one commitment: we will restore the dreams and greatness of this country.
For the last 14 years, I have proudly represented Wisconsin in Congress. There, I have focused on solving the problems that confront our country, and turning ideas into action; and action into solutions.
I am committed, in mind and heart, to putting that experience to work in a Romney Administration. This is a crucial moment in the life of our nation; and it is absolutely vital that we select the right man to lead America back to prosperity and greatness.
That man is standing next to me. His name is Mitt Romney. And he will be the next president of the United States.
Let me say a word about the man Mitt Romney will replace. No one disputes President Obama inherited a difficult situation. And, in his first 2 years, with his party in complete control of Washington, he passed nearly every item on his agenda. But that didnt make things better.
In fact, we find ourselves in a nation facing debt, doubt and despair.
This is the worst economic recovery in 70 years.
Unemployment has been above 8 percent for more than three years, the longest run since the Great Depression. Families are hurting.
FoxNews has a live stream link from their website, it’s on now. I would think C-Span does, too, but I haven’t checked.
And I have to debate this man?
Ryan’s a Natual Born Citizen, so that’s a good start right there. Now factor in his fiscal acumen, and I’m almost ready to believe that Team Mittens actually wants to win, and that they might even have the interests of the Republic in their Top Five list of priorities.
Turns out that Wisconsin is Ground Zero for 2012...the voters there reaffirmed their demand for fiscal reform by voting for Scott Walker in the recall election. This has given Romney the confidence that America is ready for same...take it to the dems to having “fiddled” while Rome is burning.
They are panicked in the trenches and smoky back rooms.
Can you load CSPAN?
Is World CNN not covering this?
I think perhaps worse than panicked, they may also be arrogant and complacent. Heck, the guy at the tiop of their ticket can’t even fake being aware of what Americans are (not getting into issues of his birth, but his upbringing and influences).
Simple to counter. Ad campaign calling him a liar.
You guys want to blame Romney for something that happened 6 years after he gave up operational control of Bain, but won't make Obie can't take responsibility for the things that have actually taken place on his watch.
Thank me later...
Allen West...Secretary of State or Defense...
Does anyone have a link to a live feed from VA - I would like to listen to Ryan’s acceptance.
Ryan has been my choice since forever. Unlike Jindal and Rubio, he’s eligible. And he’s a good choice overall.
Too poor to afford cable; live on C-SPAN: http://www.c-span.org/Events/Mitt-Romney-To-Announce-Paul-Ryan-As-Vice-Presidential-Candidate/10737432996-2/
Whatever happened to Sousa???
I would have rather seen West too but did not ever see Romney doing that for a few reasons. Ryan is an excellent compromise though IMHO.
(I REALLY want to see such a debate.)
Ryan is the anti Biden. Unlike Biden he thinks with his mind rather than his mouth.Ryan is incredibly bright and very fiscally conservative, The only issue is the Romney Ryan ticket has to be ready to counter the Ryan wants to take away your medicare garbage barrage from the Dems
The Demoncrats and the media talked the economy down 2007-2009....that is a fact.
Right?! I only wish Ryan could debate obamma, he would
absolutely destroy him. Plus, obamma already has an emotional dislike of Paul Ryan. This is going to really
rattle him. I promise you that loser knows,despite his
narcissism, that he is no intellectual or an articulate
Bump to mark the thread!
Wores for Obama, that is.
I do not like Romney. Dont trust him...but maybe ryan will help make a difference:
“The commitment Mitt Romney and I make to you is this:
We won’t duck the tough issues...we will lead!
We won’t blame others...we will take responsibility!
We won’t replace our founding principles...we will reapply them!
We will honor you, our fellow citizens, by giving you the right and opportunity to make the choice:
What kind of country do we want to have?
What kind of people do we want to be?
We can turn this thing around. Real solutions can be delivered. But, it will take leadership. And the courage to tell you the truth.
The liberal yappers are all talking about the supposed disadvantage that Ryan will have with senior voters, because they can't admit the truth - this election is a referendum on Obama, meaning whichever side turns out their bases wins. Ryan was by far the most conservative of the potential running mates, and no one will do more to draw conservatives to the ticket.
This was a bold choice!
Here it is (7:04 am): http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/iphone-app-romney-selects-paul-ryan_649749.html
Yep, I’m watching! :)
I just hope Romney has the courage to turn Ryan loose, and the campaign does not try to throttle him back to Romney-wuss-mode, like McCain tried to do with Palin.