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Paul Ryan welcomed home with massive rally in Wisconsin
NBC News ^ | 12 Aug 2012 | Garrett Haake & Alex Moe

Posted on 08/12/2012 6:53:49 PM PDT by mandaladon

WAUKESHA, Wis.-- The largest crowd of the campaign so far for a Mitt Romney event welcomed home favorite son Rep. Paul Ryan at a massive rally here in the congressman's district Sunday night, pushing the GOP's vice presidential nominee to tears as he took the stage, setting off cheers with two simple words:

"Hi mom."

With that, voice cracking, Ryan showed his Wisconsin credentials to a crowd the Romney campaign hopes will be emblematic of the charismatic congressman's support in the Badger state, a reliably Democratic enclave the Republican candidate hopes to turn red this fall.

"My veins run with cheese, bratwurst, a little Spotted Cow, Leinie's, and some Miller," Ryan said, mentioning two well-known local beers. "I was raised on the Packers, Badgers, Bucks and Brewers. I like to hunt here, I like to fish here, I like to snowmobile here. I even think ice fishing is interesting."

"I'm a Wisconsinite through and through," Ryan said to cheers from a crowd which contained many members of Ryan's extended family, and which the campaign estimated to be more than ten thousand strong, likely the largest turnout ever for a Romney event.

The energy generated by Ryan seemed to inspire the man at the top of ticket, who took on a heckler midway through his own remarks, then turned the moment into an indictment of President Obama's campaign, who's tactics have riled Romney in recent weeks.

(Excerpt) Read more at firstread.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012veep; kleefisch; paulryan; recallaftermath; romney; ryan; scottwalker; walker; wi2012; wirecall
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Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos.......Looks like Wisconsin is turning red!
1 posted on 08/12/2012 6:53:58 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Paul Ryan - The next Ronald Reagan.


2 posted on 08/12/2012 6:56:00 PM PDT by Obadiah (I am Oscar Mike)
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To: mandaladon
"There’s no question but if you follow the campaign of Barack Obama, he’s going to do everything in his power to make this the lowest, meanest negative campaign in history. We’re not going to let that happen," Romney continued. "This is going to be a campaign about ideas about the future of America. This is a campaign about greatness, about America’s future for your children, for the world. Mr. President take you campaign out of the gutter, let’s talk about the real issues that America faces."........................Zero has no choice,but to go negative. His record sucks!
3 posted on 08/12/2012 6:57:00 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

RED WHITE AND BLUE


4 posted on 08/12/2012 6:57:25 PM PDT by Paul46360
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To: mandaladon

snip....

There’s no question but if you follow the campaign of Barack Obama, he’s going to do everything in his power to make this the lowest, meanest negative campaign in history. We’re not going to let that happen,” Romney continued. “This is going to be a campaign about ideas about the future of America. This is a campaign about greatness, about America’s future for your children, for the world. Mr. President take you campaign out of the gutter, let’s talk about the real issues that America faces.”


5 posted on 08/12/2012 6:58:43 PM PDT by Principled (Vote Romney to stop Obama. Vote for conservative Reps and Senators to stop Romney. [ZET 7/30/12])
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To: Obadiah
Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
6 posted on 08/12/2012 7:01:28 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

7 posted on 08/12/2012 7:02:16 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: mandaladon
Lulz. Big strapping bright healthy handsome man raised on Wisconsin's four food groups:

Brats
Beer

Cheese and
Fudge

Take THAT Moochelle.

8 posted on 08/12/2012 7:02:24 PM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: mandaladon

May the entire nation turn RED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lord, please help us to recapture the blessing you want to make us...


9 posted on 08/12/2012 7:03:58 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. - Modified Descartes)
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To: Obadiah

My Congressman - voted for him six times - and the seventh should be the charm.

What a great man and leader. He makes me proud that he and I are from Wisconsin.


10 posted on 08/12/2012 7:04:22 PM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Principled

Harry Reid knows someone who once saw Paul Ryan tear the tag off a mattress.


11 posted on 08/12/2012 7:04:36 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Hoodat

ROTFLMAO !


12 posted on 08/12/2012 7:08:40 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: BarnacleCenturion

WOW what a crowd!!!!! Great to see.

I am MORE than pleased with Paul Ryan as VP.


13 posted on 08/12/2012 7:10:20 PM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: tractorman
My Congressman - voted for him six times - and the seventh should be the charm.

Do you know where I can get a 'Ryan 2012' bumper sticker? I had a 'Palin 2006' sticker on my car four years ago (from her last run at governor), but I couldn't stomach sporting a McCain sticker, and I'm not in any way ready to do that for Romney. But a Ryan sticker I can display proudly.

14 posted on 08/12/2012 7:11:49 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: mandaladon
Here's the live thread as the event unfolded.

Live Romney/Ryan event in Waukesha, Wi. 6:00 pm central

15 posted on 08/12/2012 7:11:49 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: mandaladon

Video stream:

http://www.c-span.org/flvPop.aspx?src=archive/c12/c12_081212_RomneyRyan.flv

Good stuff.


16 posted on 08/12/2012 7:13:17 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: SumProVita

AMEN.


17 posted on 08/12/2012 7:13:35 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Obadiah
Paul Ryan - The next Ronald Reagan

I was thinking the same thing when I watched the replay of his speech. He's very plain spoken, sincere, direct and has a touch of humor. Of course I've lived most of my life in the upper midwest. That's what I expect. He earned an A+ from me.

Romney also impressed me. I like his five point plan and his passion that I have not seen before from him. He and Ryan make a great team.

Ryan for prez 2016!

18 posted on 08/12/2012 7:15:50 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: swpa_mom

The event had to be moved outside. Drudge reported the crowd 13,200.


19 posted on 08/12/2012 7:16:05 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: mandaladon

Got tickets to his Tuesday rally at Littleton, Colorado high school.


20 posted on 08/12/2012 7:17:06 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: mandaladon

Meanwhile, Obama’s Chicago fundraiser gets half attendance.


21 posted on 08/12/2012 7:18:04 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Miss Behave
Big, strapping, bright, healthy handsome man raised...

...on health food. Great description. LOL Apparently you noticed, too.

22 posted on 08/12/2012 7:18:46 PM PDT by madison10
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To: mandaladon

Turnout was between 10,000 and 13,500 per the Live thread, and they only knew about 1 day in advance of the rally.


23 posted on 08/12/2012 7:19:30 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: mplsconservative

I liked what he said about your kid coming home from school with all “A”s on the report card you don’t go to the bus driver and say “great job!”.


24 posted on 08/12/2012 7:19:38 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

nice shot.


25 posted on 08/12/2012 7:21:44 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: Hoodat
You could probably get a Ryan bumper sticker from the Wisconsin GOP because he's still running for Congress in addition to VP.
26 posted on 08/12/2012 7:21:44 PM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: mandaladon

Crowds estimated in the 10s according to CNN/MSNBC/ABC/CBS/NBC...


27 posted on 08/12/2012 7:22:57 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: mandaladon

Didn’t mccain say the same thing?


28 posted on 08/12/2012 7:23:19 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To my kin and former friends: Do not contact me if you still love obama.)
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To: mandaladon

29 posted on 08/12/2012 7:23:30 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: TomGuy

That was a fun thread. Glad you hung out with us.


30 posted on 08/12/2012 7:24:16 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: struggle

“Meanwhile, Obama’s Chicago fundraiser gets half attendance.”

In which case, they move the rally to a smaller venue, or the Leftist media refuses to show the yawning empty spaces around the small crowd. You can always tell when it’s a union crowd or a rent-a-mob crowd because they are too lazy to clap.


31 posted on 08/12/2012 7:25:16 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: tsowellfan

indeed


32 posted on 08/12/2012 7:25:19 PM PDT by TxBec (Keep all 14 of the victims at Fort Hood in your prayers.)
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To: MtnClimber

Get there early. Our senator Ron Johnson had to be escorted down the wrong lane to get there on time.


33 posted on 08/12/2012 7:26:05 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: mandaladon

“Ain’t it great to have a Cheesehead on the ticket”?

- Gov. Scott Walker


34 posted on 08/12/2012 7:26:22 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: TomGuy

http://strata-sphere.com/blog/index.php/archives/5918 ~ remember this one? Sarah Palin had just been named and with less than 12 hours notice 23,000 people showed up for her in the very heart of the Leftwingtard lair! Romney hates her.


35 posted on 08/12/2012 7:27:01 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: mandaladon; All

Do you think this will help us win Wisconsin? Ohio?

What are your guesses?


36 posted on 08/12/2012 7:31:05 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: mandaladon
. Mr. President take you campaign out of the gutter, let’s talk about the real issues that America faces.”............Not possible for Obama to get out of the gutter....that's his home.
37 posted on 08/12/2012 7:35:10 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: Hoodat
Harry Reid knows someone who once saw Paul Ryan tear the tag off a mattress.

LOL! Good one!

38 posted on 08/12/2012 7:35:24 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: mandaladon

This is the same place where Walker gave his victory speech on June 5th... A very fitting venue to hold this event.


39 posted on 08/12/2012 7:38:46 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Kick Obama out of the White House in 2012.)
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To: muawiyah
Romney hates her.

That's why I'm glad she's not going to the convention. I hope all of her candidates win and conservatives take over the house.

I'm not a Romney supporter but I was thinking today.

Romney has no core values that I can see. If he does, there's a chance that maybe he is more conservative than we all know. I cannot say for certain because I've only seen him govern in liberal Mass.

The reason I don't support Romney is because I still think he's a RINO.

One thing I know for sure. He blows in the wind. He is what he thinks his voters want him to be. After seeing the cheers that Paul Ryan gets, maybe Romney will get the message. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. I cannot go as far as say "trust but verify" so I cannot support him.

If he wins the Presidency and surprises me, I'll support him next time (if I feel that he really moved to the right - and not just because he wants to win that second term.

Until then, I must assume he's a RINO who hates Conservatives therefore I will be ready to see someone like Sarah Palin to primary the guy in 2016 if not run in the general as a Conservative independent.

Either way, we must start as soon as he wins the Presidency (if he does win).

40 posted on 08/12/2012 7:40:11 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tsowellfan

As an outsider who, like many, has been paying a lot of attention to Wisconsin the past couple years, I surprisingly think we had a pretty decent shot at Wisconsin even before this. Because of the walker recall, we have a great gotv operation now and Obama’s numbers are really down there from earlier in the year.

Right now, we are seeing a lot of blue-leaning states in play, which is huge. If the Dems have to spread their cash to more states, they have less to spend in Ohio and Virginia.


41 posted on 08/12/2012 7:40:55 PM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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The New three R’s: Romney, Ryan and RESTORATION!


42 posted on 08/12/2012 7:44:35 PM PDT by Bros153 (Bros153)
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To: ilgipper

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/08/12/paul_ryans_homecoming_rally_speech_in_wisconsin.html

Here is the speech.

FNG awesome!!!!

Go Ryan!!!!!


43 posted on 08/12/2012 7:44:50 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Ryan is going to get big crowds in the midwest. The contrast with the lack of enthusiasm for obama will be a big problem for Team Kenya next week. All Barry can do is hide out with kids and union goons because the thrill is gone.


44 posted on 08/12/2012 7:44:50 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: txrefugee

Maybe they can move the Obamao rally to a smaller venue so it doesn’t look so noticeably empty — maybe someplace more appropriate like an porta-potty.


45 posted on 08/12/2012 7:44:57 PM PDT by wayne_shrugged
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To: tsowellfan

You can’t vote for a RINO but you are fine w allowing a communist thing to get a second term.

LOL at the retarded logic and vacuous BS from the ABRR crowd.


46 posted on 08/12/2012 7:46:40 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: swpa_mom

I agree! the rally today was amazing! I watched the whole thing and was truely inspired.

I finally have hope again for this great country.


47 posted on 08/12/2012 7:49:20 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: mandaladon

Spotted Cow is also a local beer frOm New Glarus.


48 posted on 08/12/2012 7:54:49 PM PDT by sbMKE
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Put the pedal to the metal!


49 posted on 08/12/2012 7:55:44 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: SumProVita
Lord, please help us to recapture the blessing you want to make us...

AMEN!!!!!

50 posted on 08/12/2012 7:56:04 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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