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.
Meanwhile, Obama’s Chicago fundraiser gets half attendance.
...on health food. Great description. LOL Apparently you noticed, too.
Turnout was between 10,000 and 13,500 per the Live thread, and they only knew about 1 day in advance of the rally.
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!”.
Crowds estimated in the 10s according to CNN/MSNBC/ABC/CBS/NBC...
Didn’t mccain say the same thing?
That was a fun thread. Glad you hung out with us.
“Meanwhile, Obamas 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.
Get there early. Our senator Ron Johnson had to be escorted down the wrong lane to get there on time.
“Ain’t it great to have a Cheesehead on the ticket”?
- Gov. Scott Walker
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.
Do you think this will help us win Wisconsin? Ohio?
What are your guesses?
LOL! Good one!
This is the same place where Walker gave his victory speech on June 5th... A very fitting venue to hold this event.
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).
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.
The New three R’s: Romney, Ryan and RESTORATION!
Here is the speech.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spotted Cow is also a local beer frOm New Glarus.