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Romney-Ryan Announcement Live Thread
All Channels | August 11, 2012 | All Channels

Posted on 08/11/2012 5:43:45 AM PDT by John W

Thought we needed this.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012veep; livethread; natureandgod; romney; ryan; ryanvp; vpryan; vpryanlive
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To: KansasGirl

Very good speech by Romney.

I have to admit that his mention of Ryan being “faithful practicing Catholic” is an aspect of Ryan I had not considered in the Veep pick... that will be a quiet, hidden aspect of the campaign that will play well in the electorate.


101 posted on 08/11/2012 6:28:19 AM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: tatown

Yep . Brilliant pick . Economy # 1 .


102 posted on 08/11/2012 6:28:29 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: John W

Excellent team!
Stick the fork in 0bama-Biden. Done!


103 posted on 08/11/2012 6:28:35 AM PDT by indpndtguy
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To: OldEarlGray
What time is liftoff for Kolob?

Guess we know what you're most worried about.

104 posted on 08/11/2012 6:28:46 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (You didn't build it, but the private sector is doing fine.)
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To: tatown

Romney gutting the Dems arguments about the Ryan plan.


105 posted on 08/11/2012 6:28:49 AM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: John W

Carl Cameron on FOX saying, in essence, how the Ryan pick totally puts WI in play and now appeals in the blue-collar way to OH and FL. Without saying it, he said this was a great pick.


106 posted on 08/11/2012 6:28:54 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: John W

FoxNews has an open mic ...

Someone just answered his phone: ‘hi. how are you?’


107 posted on 08/11/2012 6:29:07 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Pappy Smear

The next president of the United States! Paul Ryan!


108 posted on 08/11/2012 6:29:27 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: RummyChick

That ship in the background sure looks GREAT!


109 posted on 08/11/2012 6:29:39 AM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: John W

Who wrote the intro music - John Williams?


110 posted on 08/11/2012 6:29:39 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: All

Romney-gaffe: Join me in welcoming the next President of the United States, Paul Ryan. lol


111 posted on 08/11/2012 6:29:47 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: KansasGirl

LOL Romney just introduced Paul as “The next President of the United States.” Be still, my heart!


112 posted on 08/11/2012 6:29:47 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: penelopesire

The next POTUS Paul Ryan ???


113 posted on 08/11/2012 6:30:00 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: All

Did Romney just introduce Ryan as the next president of the US?

Lol


114 posted on 08/11/2012 6:30:00 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: carlo3b

Levin will be pleased too - his choice was Ryan or Rubio. This is a great choice - hopefully Ryan’s Conservatism will rub off on Romney. Steyn has been hitting him lately as a milquetoast in his comments - I hope this will fire him up!!!


115 posted on 08/11/2012 6:30:11 AM PDT by madmominct
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To: KansasGirl

Did Romney just say, “The next President of the United States, Paul Ryan?”

Maybe Romney wants to take the VP slot?


116 posted on 08/11/2012 6:30:11 AM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: Pappy Smear

Did Romney just say, “Let me introduce the next President of the United States”?


117 posted on 08/11/2012 6:30:23 AM PDT by Pappy Smear (Steve King for Congress!)
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To: TomGuy

Romney introduced Ryan as “the next President”.


118 posted on 08/11/2012 6:30:37 AM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: bigheadfred

Did he just say “Welcome the next President”????


119 posted on 08/11/2012 6:30:48 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Choose Ye This Day

LOL, we all have our moments.

It was good for a laugh.


120 posted on 08/11/2012 6:31:05 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: John W

The first time I heard of Ryan was during the Healthcare summit. He was impressive.

Of the names that have been circulated, I like Ryan the most.


121 posted on 08/11/2012 6:31:05 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: LS

Ryan introduced-up at the mike.


122 posted on 08/11/2012 6:31:05 AM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: John W

At 9:28 AM Mr. Romney pulled out and made Mr. Ryan
POTUS candidate.

At 9:29, Mr. RomneyCARE recanted, and became an
ElizabethWarren-giver.


123 posted on 08/11/2012 6:31:11 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: paudio

We are looking at the future of conservativism in America AND the future president in Paul Ryan.

Mitt has made a great decision!


124 posted on 08/11/2012 6:31:16 AM PDT by freemama
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To: Pappy Smear

Yes. Wouldn’t it be great, if the roles were reversed?


125 posted on 08/11/2012 6:31:21 AM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: penelopesire

That was a TREMENDOUS way to handle the minor gaffe! And it will play well with many of us conservatives!


126 posted on 08/11/2012 6:31:37 AM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: bigheadfred

Yeh, was that a fopa or what? LOL.

I’m very, very excited. This is awesome!!!


127 posted on 08/11/2012 6:31:37 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: Pappy Smear

Ryan would be a better pic than Romney for Prez.

I am thrilled w Ryan pic. I am totally on board w this.


128 posted on 08/11/2012 6:31:51 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Excellence

DOH! Mitt is now VP choice? Okay then lol


129 posted on 08/11/2012 6:31:51 AM PDT by bjcoop
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To: John W

What song was being played while Ryan approached the stage?


130 posted on 08/11/2012 6:31:56 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: John W

I’m no fan of Romney, but Picking Ryan was an excellent choice for five reasons:

1. It shows us that Romney understands the economic Armageddon we are approaching and that serious economic reform is needed to avoid that cliff.
2. It shows that he was paying attention to Ryan’s legislative suggestions over the past years, sound and good suggestions that are bold and in the right direction — suggestions largely ignored by the Democrats and the establishment
3. It shows he’s paying attention to the conservative base.
4. He could have chosen a “token” VP running mate simply to appeal to some special, minority class of voters (a woman, a racial or ethnic minority, etc.). Instead, he picked a “white male,” which many in the government-media industrial complex will attack as being anti-woman, anti-minority. This tells us that Romney wants to put together a team that will fix the problems, not one that will have only popular appeal. It also tells the conservative base he’s not going to play those “I’m PC and hip” games. This also shows us that he is confident in winning this race without having to play those cheap political games.
5. Ryan is an excellent voice for going after the left on ideological grounds and destroying their arguments. Romney’s pick of Ryan tells us that he’s not going to play the “kid glove” games that McCain and the rest of the establishment have been playing with Obammie the Commie.

All in all, a very good pick by Romney and I give him credit.

As I’ve stated over the past years, though, I don’t think financial Armageddon can be avoided at this point and that we are facing a global depression that will make the 1930’s look like the Roarin’ 20’s. My fear is that the collapse will occur (or will be made to occur) when the Oval Office is occupied by those the socialists/fascists/communists can call “free-marketers” or “Capitalists” and that they will blame the collapse on Capitalism and a free-market economy, shifting blame from where it belongs: the Statists and their socialist/communist/fascist economic policies.


131 posted on 08/11/2012 6:32:06 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Excellence

Good save, though. “Every once I a while I have been known to make a mistake. But not with this guy.”


132 posted on 08/11/2012 6:32:12 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: RummyChick; All

Anybody note that this is the FIRST Romney Speech that CNN has carried with any fanfare??

They just ignore Romney speeched, usually


133 posted on 08/11/2012 6:32:12 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Pappy Smear

No, I heard it too.


134 posted on 08/11/2012 6:32:27 AM PDT by freemama
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To: paudio
Good catch Mitt... " Join me in welcoming the next President of the United States..."

Glad your aides caught it.

135 posted on 08/11/2012 6:32:34 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: bjcoop

they are using a teleprompter. Romney flubbed quite a few words but the biggest flub was hilarious. That is going to get a lot of play.


136 posted on 08/11/2012 6:33:04 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: txmissy
fopa

What's a "fopa"?

137 posted on 08/11/2012 6:33:43 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: bigheadfred

Yep, and then Romney came back and and corrected himself with good humor. I like this team. Their visual together is good, to say nothing about the rhetoric — spot on.


138 posted on 08/11/2012 6:33:48 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: queenkathy
I never wanted Rubio, but not for the reasons people around here say (he's "soft on immigration," etc.)

I did not want to take a conservative (however you define one) OUT of the senate. The Ryan pick is brilliant in so many ways (if we win) in that we will have ADDED a 51st GOP vote and a conservative vote to the senate in case of ties.

139 posted on 08/11/2012 6:33:48 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Northern Yankee
Good catch Mitt... " Join me in welcoming the next President of the United States..."

Later today Joe Biden will be qouted as saying "you know this is a big ****** deal" ... :-)

140 posted on 08/11/2012 6:34:06 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: John W

Uh oh. Ryan stands no chance. He obviously doesn’t know how to use a teleprompter.


141 posted on 08/11/2012 6:34:13 AM PDT by untwist
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To: John W

Fabulous introduction...the military setting, music, flags and cheering of the Comeback Team! Got chills and teary-eyed.


142 posted on 08/11/2012 6:34:20 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Numbers Guy
Romney introduced Ryan as “the next President”.

Works for me. lol

Ryan just said Romney would be.
143 posted on 08/11/2012 6:34:46 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: AFPhys

Ryan always reminds me of Jimmy Stewart in that famous movie (can’t think of it now...not enough coffee yet). I have had a political crush on him for a long time...lol.


144 posted on 08/11/2012 6:34:46 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: RummyChick

Obama did the same thing at one point in 2008 though.


145 posted on 08/11/2012 6:34:57 AM PDT by bjcoop
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To: bigheadfred

Yes, he did introduce Paul Ryan as the next POTUS, and
i take him at his word!!
YAY!!


146 posted on 08/11/2012 6:34:57 AM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: wtc911

I think “fopa” is the American version of “faux pas”.


147 posted on 08/11/2012 6:35:09 AM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: AFPhys
They said on FOX that while the team intended to do the "official app announcement," that word had leaked out in sufficient ways that FOX announced it a good 12 hours before.

It's just impossible to keep a secret at high levels anymore.

148 posted on 08/11/2012 6:35:17 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: txmissy
LOL


149 posted on 08/11/2012 6:35:17 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: wtc911

My misspelled version of faux pas. :o) Social blunder.


150 posted on 08/11/2012 6:35:44 AM PDT by txmissy
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