Skip to comments.Paul Ryan's Wisconsin Neighbors Supported His Opponents ["The Unkindest Cut of All"?]
Posted on 11/14/2012 6:21:53 PM PST by Steelfish
Paul Ryan's Wisconsin Neighbors Supported His Opponents
By Bob Secter. November 14, 2012 In the closing days of his vice-presidential run, Paul D. Ryan sought to connect with voters in small- and medium-sized towns across Ohio by repeatedly telling them how much their community had in common with his own hometown of Janesville, Wis.
Now, post-election, the Wisconsin congressman is blaming his Republican ticket loss with presidential contender Mitt Romney on a huge turnout of urban voters for President Obama.
One flaw in that analysis may be that election results indicate the Romney-Ryan ticket didnt exactly connect with the voters back in Janesville, either.
A struggling blue-collar manufacturing town of 63,575, Janesville lies on the eastern edge of Rock County, Wis., and unofficial election tabulations from the county clerk there show that only 37% of Ryans hometown neighbors voted for him and his running mate. Meanwhile, Obama and Vice President Joe Biden got 62% of the Janesville vote.
The results were even slightly worse for Ryan from his own polling place at the Hedberg Public Library. Out of 1,428 votes cast there, 65% went for Obama-Biden and just 34% for Romney-Ryan.
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Agree x 12 ;)
To “struggling blue collar” Dem voters I say this... If you
think it makes sense to sh!t in the face of job creators by
voting for Barry O, when they have been telling you over and
over and over that they will pull back investment if he is
Then that tells me why you are still “blue collar”. You do
not have the skills of logical analysis that allows one to
succeed at higher levels of a profit making enterprise.
Actually, Janesville is the county seat of Rock County, which voted Dem in the election. It’s south of Milwaukee. Waukesha is the western Milwaukee suburban area.
I guess that's why Scott Walker, one of the most conservative governors in the history of the U.S., got elected and then re-elected. (snicker) Wisconsin is actually about 50-50. This time the Dems were more motivated than the Pubbies.
But wasn’t Ryan reelected to the House?
If GOPers couldn`t muster up the energy to turn back Obama and Tammy Baldwin... then, when will they? But it`s just a microcosm of the USSA as a whole... not just WI.. the same disgusting dynamic happened here in Virginia.
As a whole, America is a center-left country now. Center-right countries may occasionally make the mistake of electing someone like 0bama once, but self-correct next time around. America just doubled down on secularist socialism.
I agree. We will never know the actual votes in any areas due to wide spread voter fraud. None of us know if our own votes were counted.
I should have phrased it better. They are in the same congressional district. Paul Ryan wins due to the Waukesha portion of the district, not Janesville which is and has been democrat for over 40 years.
Romney lacked fire in the belly. I seriously doubt that he wanted to be President.
Tone of voice, pretty-boy smile, body language, choice of softball words, lack of follow-through on key issues such as the Benghazi Murders, etc., all indicated to me that he had better things to do with HIS precious time than to spend it running for President of the United States of America.
It is time for us to shun the typical RINO/GOP-Elite Campaigns Method of LOSE AT ALL COSTS.
Whisper softly and then sit down should be the motto of the Dole-McCain-Romney Choose to lose Campaigns.
But wasnt Ryan reelected to the House?Yes, although he got the lowest percentage of the vote he's ever had in that district, in eight Congressional races. He won with 55% of the vote to 43% for the Dem, Paul Zerban, & 2% for Keith Deschler of the Libertarian Party.