Skip to comments.Paul Ryan welcomed home with massive rally in Wisconsin
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:
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.
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Paul Ryan - The next Ronald Reagan.
RED WHITE AND BLUE
Theres no question but if you follow the campaign of Barack Obama, hes going to do everything in his power to make this the lowest, meanest negative campaign in history. Were 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 Americas future for your children, for the world. Mr. President take you campaign out of the gutter, lets talk about the real issues that America faces.”
Take THAT Moochelle.
May the entire nation turn RED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lord, please help us to recapture the blessing you want to make us...
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.
Harry Reid knows someone who once saw Paul Ryan tear the tag off a mattress.
WOW what a crowd!!!!! Great to see.
I am MORE than pleased with Paul Ryan as VP.
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.
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!
The event had to be moved outside. Drudge reported the crowd 13,200.
Got tickets to his Tuesday rally at Littleton, Colorado high school.
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