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Vanity -- Pics from the Romney/Ryan VP announcement
Me | ScottinVA

Posted on 08/11/2012 2:24:59 PM PDT by ScottinVA

Fellow Freepers,

Thought you might like seeing some pics from this morning's rally at which Mitt Romney announced Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. The atmosphere was highly excited... it had a degree of enthusiasm reminiscent of the Palin rally I attended in Richmond in October 08. The place literally erupted when Ryan stepped out from the U.S.S. Wisconsin and walked toward the stage. It was a GREAT event!


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2012veep; elections; paulryan; politics; romney; ryan; vanity

Lt Gov Bill Bolling

Former (and hopefully future) Sen. George Allen

Gov. Bob McDonnell

Mitt Romney

Paul Ryan... the new guy on the team!

The Romney family looks on...

...As do the Ryans.

Romney works the rail...

Both candidates greet the folks.

1 posted on 08/11/2012 2:25:11 PM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: ScottinVA

Great photos Scott, thanks for sharing them! Looks like a great time was had by all in attendance!


2 posted on 08/11/2012 2:31:32 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: leapfrog0202

Thanks! Everybody definitely had a great time. It’s good to see an injection of excitement into this ticket. Looks like Ryan brings that.


3 posted on 08/11/2012 2:33:39 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: ScottinVA

Great pictures. Almost as good as being there. I noticed Ryan wiped his face a few times, was it hot there too?


4 posted on 08/11/2012 2:34:03 PM PDT by Bearshouse
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To: leapfrog0202

Great pictures Scott! Thanks for posting them.


5 posted on 08/11/2012 2:34:03 PM PDT by calicard
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To: ScottinVA

Thanks for sharing!


6 posted on 08/11/2012 2:34:03 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: ScottinVA
Great job Scott.

Presentations by or Involving Congressman Paul Ryan - Vice-Presidential Nominee 2012
Chairman of the House Budget Committee

Congressman Paul Ryan Addresses His vs Obama's version of Economics 2012  720p 14:30
Congressman Paul Ryan: the U.S. Needs Prosperity Not Austerity with Steve Forbes 2012  720p 15:09
Congressman Paul Ryan on Morality of the Federal Budget with Raymond Arroyo 2012  360p 14:03  quality is quite good for 360p
Congressman Paul Ryan's GOP Response to State of the Union 2011  720p 10:48
Congressman Paul Ryan Goes On the Record With Greta Van Susteren  480p   9:59  quality is quite good for 480p
Congressman Paul Ryan Addresses President on Issue of Obamacare 2010  360p   6:12  quality is quite good for 360p
Congressman Paul Ryan on the Steep Climb to Reclaim the American Idea 2010  240p   4:38  sub-par video, excellent sound worth hearing

Romney's Announcement of Congressman Ryan's Selection as His Vice-Presidential Running Mate 08/11/2012 &
Vice-Presidetial Nominee Congressman Paul Ryan's Acceptance Speech

LINK 720p 27:33

Congressman Paul Ryan Addresses the Repeal of Obamacare 2011  5 parts  360p  8:25 6:36 9:12 12:22 10:13 [46:12] quality is fair at 360p
I believe these segments will chain, but there are five segments available by clicking on the desired segment below the main playing screen.  

7 posted on 08/11/2012 2:36:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: ScottinVA

Thanks for posting! Ryan looks so - well, normal. Especially compared to that freak in the White House!


8 posted on 08/11/2012 2:36:58 PM PDT by livius
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To: ScottinVA
Scott, these photos rock!

I can't remember, were you in the front row? Wish I could’ve been there. I was feeling the energy watching on the TV, but I'll bet being their must have been awesome!

Thanks again for posting these!

9 posted on 08/11/2012 2:38:30 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: ScottinVA
Great shots! I just attended the Ashland rally. I think it had all the same participants including Allen. The crowd was large (moved from a smaller venue) and much larger than what Barry did a couple of weeks ago in Henrico. Ryan was on top of his message.
10 posted on 08/11/2012 2:38:37 PM PDT by 103198
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To: Bearshouse

Yep! In addition to the typical humidity we have this time of year, the high-intensity media lights were adding to the heat as well.


11 posted on 08/11/2012 2:38:49 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: ScottinVA

bump

&

thanks!


12 posted on 08/11/2012 2:44:07 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: livius
Ryan looks so - well, normal. Especially compared to that freak in the White House!

He is exactly that. When he came around shaking hands, he and his wife and kids seemed like any young family we'd see at church. He's a strikingly regular guy. I told him of my having once lived in Kenosha, WI for a few years and he seemed genuinely interested in what brought me there. When I shook his wife's hand, I said to her, "you're in for an interesting ride!" She replied, "Oh yeah.. that's what I hear!"

Romney made a fine choice in selecting Paul Ryan.

13 posted on 08/11/2012 2:44:07 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: Artcore
I can't remember, were you in the front row?

I sure was!! Couldn't believe it, when we arrived in the area, the VIPs had taken the bleachers to the back, leaving the barricades wide open. I took the position directly in front of the podium behind the barricade no more than 20 feet away. It was great!!!

And yes, the energy was alive... it was inspiring. I have a lot of renewed hope our side will knock that POS out of the White House in November.

14 posted on 08/11/2012 2:48:20 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: ScottinVA

Thanks for sharing your great photos with us!


15 posted on 08/11/2012 2:48:34 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: ScottinVA

I love all the gray steel in the background.

Check it out Putin in Russia and WingWang in China. Just a little message to y’all.

These guys aren’t planning on a peace time military, I don’t think.


16 posted on 08/11/2012 2:49:01 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: kristinn

You’re quite welcome, Kristinn!!


17 posted on 08/11/2012 2:50:33 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: ScottinVA; STARWISE; penelopesire; Dog; holdonnow; hoosiermama; Miss Didi; maggief

These are great photos!

I’d been at work all day so missed the original speeches but just watched them both live in Manassas and was amazed. Ryan ENERGIZES Romney. This is a wise choice and I’m just so relieved not to hear how bad we are, how awful America is and how the damned government can fix it all.

It was wonderful to watch...like a breath of FRESH air.


18 posted on 08/11/2012 2:54:59 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: ScottinVA

Sure hope you Virginians get George Allen back in the Senate.


19 posted on 08/11/2012 3:05:42 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: ScottinVA; All
Nice photos. It's great when Freepers are able to report on events firsthand.

The Aquafresh "R" Romney has as his logo doesn't need updating for Ryan either.

20 posted on 08/11/2012 3:06:14 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 87 days away.)
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To: ScottinVA

Congratulations. Nice job with the pictures. Watching on FNC I was impressed with your Governor.


21 posted on 08/11/2012 3:09:59 PM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: newzjunkey

I travel around and I haven’t seen hardly any Romney stickers on cars, perhaps now that he has a running mate we may see some? Need to get some for my vehicles.


22 posted on 08/11/2012 3:41:14 PM PDT by lilypad
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To: 103198
...The crowd was large (moved from a smaller venue) and much larger than what Barry did a couple of weeks ago in Henrico.

This is getting typical, and how grand it is. The crowds coming to see Obama during his past campaign days seem to be long gone. That's the hope and change we like.

23 posted on 08/11/2012 3:43:45 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: CitizenM

The country needs some R&R. Bigtime.


24 posted on 08/11/2012 4:07:32 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine
The country needs some R&R.

That's the perfect slogan.

25 posted on 08/11/2012 4:08:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ScottinVA

I’m so jealous!


26 posted on 08/11/2012 4:09:28 PM PDT by damncat
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To: dfwgator

That’s because it’s true. A lot of us will need to learn how to breathe again.


27 posted on 08/11/2012 4:18:39 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: ScottinVA

Wow, what a day you had!

That one of his leg doesn’t do to us gals that the picture of Sarah’s legs did you guys.


28 posted on 08/11/2012 4:31:38 PM PDT by bgill
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To: ScottinVA
We went went to the rally in Manassas. It was so packed the line was 3 blocks long. We went early but it still took us two hours to get in. Once we were in there was no place to see unless you watched the Jumbotron. But I did manage to get a pic of Mrs Suhks and her Mitts which were a hit. Lots of people stopped us to take a pic.

29 posted on 08/11/2012 4:36:58 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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To: ScottinVA

Well done!


30 posted on 08/11/2012 4:38:30 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ScottinVA

Scott, you da MAN!
Wish I had gone...had no idea The Announcement would happen or would’ve gone. Love Ryan! Looks like a lot of folks there in a rather small venue but everyone looks pumped...
Great pix, thank a lot.


31 posted on 08/11/2012 5:05:07 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: MestaMachine

I started posting that last night. Seems like a logical slogan to me.


32 posted on 08/11/2012 6:03:27 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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33 posted on 08/11/2012 6:14:46 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: dfwgator

How about these as well...
“After 4 years of a bad case of B.O., isn’t it about time we got some R&R?”
Or this one...
“We tried the O.B. method (Obama/Biden), it didn’t work...now we just need some good old fashioned R & R!”


34 posted on 08/11/2012 6:30:29 PM PDT by Preech1 (Is God in ALL your thoughts? He ought to be....)
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To: SE Mom

If you can find the video on line, Mom, you must watch...it was wonderful! I had chills and cried...am now excited for this election. Can’t you just see the convention finale...the pretty wives, all those beautiful children, grandchildren, and the two hunks on stage. :)


35 posted on 08/11/2012 6:30:42 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: ScottinVA

Nice to know a FREEPer was so close to the action!! :)


36 posted on 08/11/2012 6:48:42 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: ScottinVA

Beautiful! Repeal & Restore


37 posted on 08/11/2012 7:19:43 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: matginzac

Thanks Mat! Was wondering if you were going to be on the scene too!


38 posted on 08/12/2012 3:59:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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