Skip to comments.Paul Ryan speaks in central Florida (Live Streaming)
Posted on 08/18/2012 7:16:24 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan is speaking at The Villages, northwest of Orlando.
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Ryan is going into the belly of the beast. Stole that line from Fox. I do think we may be turning the tide in our direction on the Medicare front.
CSPAN will show Paul Ryan live when he begins to speak:
I have also always argued with Dems who say that Republicans hate women, and would hurt women and old people with their agenda. Do Dems think that Republicans don't have women and older parents, relatives, friends whom they love and would not want to see struggle or hurt? This ridiculous belief and lie has been spread by the Left...yet it is their leader who has no attachments to women, or senior citizens for whom he has a heartfelt concern or appreciation.
Ryan doesn’t seem to have the spark and sparkle that I have seen in the last week....wonder why?
They love him though.....
I can tell you unequivocally that my “gaydar” does not go off!
First thought...no teleprompter...a few notes......from the heart!
Lots of rain here in central Florida today, I hope he gets a good crowd.
I think he is trying for sincere and honest.
He is speaking from some notes and his heart. The crowd seems to love him. At least he can speak without a teleprompter.
His mom is 78, she looks amazing!
Okay, I really like Paul Ryan. But he just said, after describing the polarization Obama has created in the country, that Romney “reached across the aisle” to the Democrats in Massachusetts, and that’s what we need now. If Ryan thinks that’s what we need, or that’s what conservatives want to hear, he needs to wake up FAST.
Glad to see the reception he is getting considering that the vast majority of those living in The Villages are not Southeners. Most of the people I know who live there and their friends are northeasterners. Not exactly a bastion of conservatism.
Considering the pace he has been on it no wonder his spark is fading. They need to give him a break.
No but most of the Ind voters who will decide this election think this way. That is a pitch to the Independent vote.
“MOM...YOU DID BUILD THAT!” (Fist punch and MMMMM!)
I seriously doubt there is more than a hand full of folks who are undecided. It’s going to come down to turnout.
Ryan is really hitting IPAB—the “Death Panel” of 15 unelected bureaucrats—who will be making decision on what Medicare will or will not fund. To me, this is critical to winning this issue. Yes, raiding Medicare to fund Obamacare is a big issue, but the most visceral issue that will connect with the public, especially seniors, is that this board will affect today’s recipients immediately. No amount of spinning with numbers will change that. Romney and Ryan must continue to hit this hard.
Perfect. Obama is whining in Valerie Jarrett's lap right now, sucking his thumb...
The Villages actually has more registered Republicans than Democrats, its hardly the liberal bastion many think it is. In 2008 Palin drew about 50,000 to her speech there.
Obama doesn’t have a great mom, just an old pedophile named Frank Marshall Davis.
I’m not buying it, sorry. Moderation and reaching across the aisle won’t cure what Marxism has wrought. Ryan should be explaining and promoting the principles of conservatism, which is the only fix.
Could it be that the reason there are more GOP’ers in The Villages is that they actually worked for a living as opposed to sucking off the government.
Yeah. That jumped out at me too. It is a fact though that to get anything done, there has to be some cooperation. It is a war in Washington but at they’d of the day, it takes some votes from both sides for most any bill. The key, and Ryan is a great example of this, is to look for common ground and pull the guys on the other side to ours. He has Ron Wyden of all people on board with his reforms. He moved Wyden to the right....not the other way around. Reagan did this effectively too....getting his key agenda items through a democratic house.
This is a key to putting a dagger in the Obama presidency. He absolutely has refused any inkling of bipartisanship at any point in this presidency...and this ticket is wise to compare and contrast this term with Bush’s, Clinton’s, Reagan’s presidncies and Obama. Using Romney as a GOP governor and a Dem same house in MA is fine with me...as it does illustrate a contrast with the Obama years.
Ryan is great. Love the message and that he is willing to take it into the belly of the beast. a real game-changer.
But seriously get some supporters who show they are alive for better visuals.
I thought he had more sparkle than last week!
You don’t think he has the same ‘ sparkle”?
gee I don’t know
maybe 4 campaigns stops a day and all the travel?
I thought and clearly everyone there thought he had plenty of sparkle
i’d rather have Ryan’s thoughtful analysis and ideas to correct our decline than all of 0dumbo’s supposed charisma. We don’t need fainters.
The point is that Obama did not reach across the aisle. He is an ideologue. When Obama had total control over Congress his first two years, he pushed his agenda down our throat including Obamacare and the stimulus. Obama with his executive orders and czars has ruled like a tyrant. He is intent on destroying the opposition.
The speech is fine, but the crowd is nowhere near the size of Palin’s. When you look back on it, she was an incredible pick, and might have dragged McCain to victory if he hadn’t suspended his campaign.
I like how Ted Cruz spoke about compromise. He said Ronald Reagan would compromise by settling for half now and getting the second half later. He said often our side has compromised in such a manner that made America weaker rather than stronger. That has got to change.
Ryan: “We will not try to transform this country into something it was never meant to be.”
You need to wake up fast! When he told his mom that she built her own business that’s all we needed to hear for the day!! He’s the real deal and understands that for the most part you can’t always legislates from a single party.It’s how you cut the deal that matters,how you cave or don’t cave that matters. Just ask other dems how Ryan negotiates he is as tough as they come.Time we supported him and Romney and stopped with the nitpicking!
“When I began entering into the give and take of legislative bargaining in Sacramento, a lot of the most radical conservatives who had supported me during the election didn’t like it.
“Compromise” was a dirty word to them and they wouldn’t face the fact that we couldn’t get all of what we wanted today. They wanted all or nothing and they wanted it all at once. If you don’t get it all, some said, don’t take anything.
“I’d learned while negotiating union contracts that you seldom got everything you asked for. And I agreed with FDR, who said in 1933: ‘I have no expectations of making a hit every time I come to bat. What I seek is the highest possible batting average.’
“If you got seventy-five or eighty percent of what you were asking for, I say, you take it and fight for the rest later, and that’s what I told these radical conservatives who never got used to it.
Ryan’s mother is what Obama would call “a typical white woman.”
I think Ryan is the answer in so many ways. What about you John?
Cspan putting up every negative tweet they could find.
Great post kabar if he succeeds in getting across to seniors that there are on changes for them if we are elected and kill obamcare, it will be huge.
Should have read “NO” changes,tired at the end of the week.
Like it or not, people always want to hear that. So Ryan is going throw out sound bites that might sway persuadable voters. A large majority of Americans say they want A) politicians with principle, and B) politicians that want to work together and get along. Unfortunately, both things can't happen. It's sort of like the majority of voters want A) less spending, and B) no actual spending cuts to almost any program. The two just don't go together, but that is what the public says it wants when polled.
So Ryan has to say he and Romney want to work together with the opposition. I suppose everyone does if the opposition is willing to agree with you, so that's not a lie. I don't think either one of them is as foolish as GW Bush was when it comes to this "kumbaya, lets reach across the aisle crap". R/R know the score and these sorts of statements are just for public consumption.
It’s(The Villages) a great place. We have several friends that live there.It’s located at the end of the
Fla. Turnpike near I-75 in North Central Fla. Lots of lakes, golf courses,shopping, restaurants, everyone uses golf carts to get around in,a really cool place.
Thanks. I hope that Obama is forced to describe and explain the duties of IPAB, especially the part about Congressional control. It will take a two-thirds vote of Congress to overrule their decisions—a high bar that effectively gives the “Death Panel” total control and autonomy.
There’s no need to get emotional. I just said I like Ryan, but I’m not so much of a blind fan that I’m going to plug my ears when he misspeaks. Yes, I believe he’s the real deal, but he’s working for Romney, and he has to toe HIS line, which is regrettable.
Ryan doesnt seem to have the spark...
I watched the entire thing...and I heartily disagree with you.
The characteristic that most motivates me about Ryan is that he CLEARLY enlightens the minds of voters. People like him and they UNDERSTAND what he says. This is good. It is very good.
The TRUTH sparkles! ;-)
Hey I wanted Sarah Palin that’s how bizarre I am.Didn’t get her.I now have a choice of Ryan/Romney or a communist regime. For me its not much of a choice.
If its a slaughter like we hope there will be no need to even discuss reaching across the aisle.
Jump on the real change train or get the hell out of the way.