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V.P. Candidate Paul Ryan Speaks to Retirees in Florida
CSPAN ^ | 8/18/2012 | CSPAN

Posted on 08/18/2012 6:18:00 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

Washington, DC Saturday, August 18, 2012

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan will speak at a retirement community in Florida, Saturday.

Ryan will be accompanied by his mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Ryan Douglas, when he speaks at The Villages, the world’s largest retirement community. His mother lives in Florida for part of the year and spend the rest of her time in Wisconsin.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012swingstates; fl2012; florida; medicare; retirees; ryan; seniors; villages
CSPAN will air this live at 10:00 am est. I cannot provide a live link at this time but they will have it when it begins. It is great he has his mother with him for support since she is a senior in Florida!
1 posted on 08/18/2012 6:18:05 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

This will be a most important stop today in Florida for Romney/Ryan. A strong, enthusiastic turnout of folks in central Florida for Paul Ryan will further the reality, that come November, 2012, Florida will be solidly in the Romney/Ryan camp!!!

I urge all central Florida residents of the “Villages” and surrounding area to trun out enmasse to welcome Paul ryan and his mom!!! GoodLluck & Best Wishes for a stunning, magnificent, successful campaign stop this morning in the “Villages!!!


2 posted on 08/18/2012 6:29:42 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

but, but Andy Sullivan at Rooters told me that Ryan wasn’t going to be talking about medicare.


3 posted on 08/18/2012 6:31:22 AM PDT by Perdogg (It's time to come together for America)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

I remember when Sarah Palin went there and the crowd was at 60,000! Fox News is reporting from The Villages and will be giving a report soon.


4 posted on 08/18/2012 6:32:55 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Awesome, I will cut Kudlow for a while and listen to what Paul Ryan has to say.Tthe Villages are a class placeLlocated at thenorthern end of the Fla.Turnpike near I-75 it’s a great place to live. We have friends there. Lots of pubbies there who really suport conservatism.


5 posted on 08/18/2012 6:33:40 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2012/8/18/paul_ryan_making_fir.html

Paul Ryan making first campaign stop in The Villages

By Natalie Tolomeo, Reporter
Last Updated: Saturday, August 18, 2012 @ 09:11AM

THE VILLAGES —
Mitt Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, is making Central Florida his first campaign stop in the Sunshine State.

Ryan will speak in The Villages this morning.

We will carry his speech LIVE from The Villages at 10 a.m.

With health care such an important issue for both presidential candidates, it would seem fitting Ryan wants to go over his plan with our senior population.

However, not all of them want to hear it.

The rally was supposed to start at 7:30 a.m. So far, approximately 20 protesters have arrived.

Since Romney announced Ryan as his running mate last week, the Republican campaign has shifted from the economy to Medicare.

That’s why several seniors said they would protest Ryan’s stop.

Meanwhile, several supporters are worried about President Obama’s plan for Medicare.

“I don’t know that he has a perfect plan,” said Ryan supporter Jim Sparacino regarding Medicare. “I don’t think there is a perfect plan. Mr. Obama has no plan.”

Many people are anxious to hear what Ryan will say, regarding his ideas for not only Medicare, but health care in general.


6 posted on 08/18/2012 6:38:58 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Thank you for posting this. We have friends who attended the Ryan speech yesterday in Virginia. After his speech, he waded into an large and enthusiastic crowd. We really enjoyed watching it.


7 posted on 08/18/2012 6:42:55 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: sheikdetailfeather

http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/


8 posted on 08/18/2012 6:43:53 AM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Thanks for the thread by the way.

I think the two biggest things that Ryan can get across to an audince of largely retired people is that those over 55 will not be effected!!

Also as I understand it those under 55 will have the option of things as they are,or the new plan assuming we win and dump obamcare.

Either way Seniors still get what they bargained for years ago under a Romeny adm. which has not been well stated so far.

9 posted on 08/18/2012 6:48:23 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
I remember when Sarah Palin went there and the crowd was at 60,000! Fox News is reporting from The Villages and will be giving a report soon.

And if only 50,000 show up it wouldn't surprise me if the media tries to spin it this way: "Today Ryan went to The Villages where Sarah Palin stumped four years ago, yet Ryan was unable to attract the numbers that Gov Palin did. You have to think this may be a worrisome sign for Republicans that the Ryan Express is already starting to lose momentum. And now we'll turn to President Obama, who will be speaking at a high school gym shortly."

10 posted on 08/18/2012 6:57:05 AM PDT by Humbug
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To: Humbug

Looks like Obama is holding BBQ’s all over central Fla. this weekend according to the link on cfnews13. That down home southern BBQ approach for all those southern hayseed hicks.


11 posted on 08/18/2012 7:00:19 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: rwilson99

Thanks for the link!


12 posted on 08/18/2012 7:02:03 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Humbug

Its already started. Ive seen some tweets from reporters saying much smaller crowd than palin in 2008.


13 posted on 08/18/2012 7:02:27 AM PDT by joltman1974
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WESH in Volusia county on the east coast is covering this live:

http://www.wesh.com/news/politics/Paul-Ryan-speaks-in-central-Florida/-/11788048/16182326/-/4lxonbz/-/index.html


14 posted on 08/18/2012 7:10:44 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Looks like Fox will be covering this—at least part of it. Ryan hasn’t started speaking yet (7:15 PDT), but should be soon.


15 posted on 08/18/2012 7:17:18 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: milagro

VP Ryan now speaking, his mom is beautiful!

“We have a choice to make...”


16 posted on 08/18/2012 7:28:57 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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Highlight of the entire speech when Ryan thanked his mom for starting her own small business and told her she did build it not the govt.Probaly few dry eyes in the crowd! I had to work right in the middle of most of the speech but heard bits and pieces,remarkable!!
17 posted on 08/18/2012 7:52:56 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The massive retirement community, has over 50,000 residents according to the 2010 recent Census.

Fully 95 percent of the donations from the Villages’ 32162 ZIP code have gone to Republicans this year, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.


18 posted on 08/18/2012 7:56:34 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Thanks for the alert...went and watched it. I am glad he is talking about the medicare/obamacare issue/spending issues.


19 posted on 08/18/2012 7:57:51 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Now THAT is good news! Thanks for providing it.


20 posted on 08/18/2012 7:59:33 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: milagro
Florida has the highest concentration of voters over 65 in the country. 17 percent of Floridians fall into that group.
In NH, 14%.
21 posted on 08/18/2012 8:07:57 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: joltman1974
Its already started. Ive seen some tweets from reporters saying much smaller crowd than Palin in 2008.

They never mention that it was after the convention and full into the fall campaign.

22 posted on 08/18/2012 9:49:42 AM PDT by fedupjohn (America...Designed by Geniuses...Now run by Idiots..Palin 2012...I wish)
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