Mon Aug 13, 2012, 10:10 PM
alp227 (29,120 posts)
Washington post: In key swing state Florida, Paul Ryan a virtual unknown
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — A conservative rock star in the marbled halls of Congress, Paul Ryan — his ideas, his politics, his very name — was just barely beginning to register at the Spot Cafe off State Road 16 here Sunday.
Rick Paul, said one diner, was a brilliant vice presidential choice. Mike Ryan, said another, would surely boost Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and help “save the country.” At last, said Jim Smith, 74, Romney made a decision that solidifies his conservative credentials.
“Paul — from Kentucky?” Smith said, referring to the junior Kentucky senator, Rand Paul. “Definitely a good move. I didn’t support Romney in the primary, but I will now with Paul in there.”
And so it went Sunday in the crucial swing state of Florida, in the GOP stronghold of St. John’s County, and just down the bright gray highway from where the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is scheduled to campaign Monday without his vice presidential pick, the man named Paul Ryan, 42, a congressman from Wisconsin.
A rising player among conservatives in Washington, Ryan was only vaguely familiar to the breakfast crowd at the Spot Cafe, where diners were mostly older than 50, representing a critical demographic Romney needs to win Florida.
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Mon Aug 13, 2012, 10:15 PM
HooptieWagon (11,952 posts)
1. Exactly. Which is why now is the time for Obama to define Ryan
and his Medicare plan as extremist, further showing Romney to be out of touch with voters. This is a noose to hang them by, don't wait and let them worm out.
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Mon Aug 27, 2012, 12:18 PM
luckyleftyme2 (3,804 posts)
2. show the real ryan in your blogs
ryan switched gears in 2010,he is an opportunist who is taking advantage of the times. He voted for medicare but changed his tune when the tea party swept the establishments candidates aside in mid-term elections-the right is doing their best to hide this and portray a new image of ryan!