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Mitt Romney announcing VP pick at the USS Wisconsin (home state of Paul Ryan)
Washington Examiner ^ | 10 August 2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 08/10/2012 8:54:25 PM PDT by moonshot925

“Romney will announce his choice for Vice President in Norfolk, Virginia at 8:45am EST,” Romney campaign spokesman Lenny Alcivar told reporters in an email this evening.

The announcement is being made at the USS Wisconsin. It’s still unclear whom he will choose, but the odds that it is Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., seemed to increase when National Review’s Robert Costa noted that a charter plane flew from Boston to Ryan’s hometown of Janesville, Wis., today.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2012veep; mittromney; paulryan; romney; romneyryan; ryan2012; ryanvp; virginia; vp; vpryan; wisconsin
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1 posted on 08/10/2012 8:54:36 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: moonshot925

oh please god good choice


2 posted on 08/10/2012 8:58:13 PM PDT by jneesy (rough seas make skillful sailors)
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To: moonshot925

I think Ryan would be a GREAT choice!


3 posted on 08/10/2012 8:58:13 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: moonshot925

I like Ryan. I don’t like romney. I will stay home but the future is bright.


4 posted on 08/10/2012 8:58:34 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: generally

ryan would ignite the base thus making obummer toast


5 posted on 08/10/2012 8:59:33 PM PDT by jneesy (rough seas make skillful sailors)
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To: jneesy

I wanted Rubio but I’ll take Ryan.


6 posted on 08/10/2012 9:00:51 PM PDT by imemyself
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To: marygonzo

Staying home means you are voting for Obama.
WHY DO YOU HATE AMERICA???

Sorry, you don’t HAVE the choice of staying home this time, if you give a damn about the future of this country.


7 posted on 08/10/2012 9:01:27 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: moonshot925; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ...

This will be the news of the day.

He needs a VP candidate now to go after Obama so he doesn’t have to directly.

Popcorn


8 posted on 08/10/2012 9:04:18 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: tcrlaf

Unfortunately many people are ‘staying home’ or at least just voting down ticket. Why they think that will help to remove Obama I do not know. Their arguments typically say if we have a strong down ticket we can tie Obama’s hands, but that isn’t true - the man just does what he wants and no one stops him. I’m really p.o.’d that people think not voting or just not voting for Prez is okay.


9 posted on 08/10/2012 9:06:03 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: moonshot925

I was almost prepared to stay home too, but if Romney picks Ryan-or Rubio or Jindal- I will RUN to my polling place with hope for the future.

If we stay home, there is NO hope!


10 posted on 08/10/2012 9:06:11 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: moonshot925

Ryan is at about 80% on Intrade. Up from about 20% a few hours ago.


11 posted on 08/10/2012 9:06:14 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: tcrlaf

This is a very lively argument. Vote Mitt, vote a spoiler/protest, vote nothing (virtually nobody is saying vote Obama). If Mitt were to keep all his current campaign promises it would be very little to worry. But Mitt waffles and Mitt has been very leftist (like the first implementer of gaaaaay ‘marriage’). Of course Obama will never ever accuse Mitt of being too leftist.


12 posted on 08/10/2012 9:07:01 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: InterceptPoint

Ryan would be a very credible GOP act to follow eight years of Romney.


13 posted on 08/10/2012 9:08:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: generally

Better choice would be for Mittens to abdicate the top spot and be the VP.


14 posted on 08/10/2012 9:09:19 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: leapfrog0202

Well, the truth is, if you are in a battleground state, vote the heck for Romney. Period. You can’t believe in constitutional America and do otherwise.

But if you are in a state that won’t matter, vote your conscience, stay home, down ticket, as you wish.


15 posted on 08/10/2012 9:09:59 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Ryan/Rubio either one

The only negative is the Dems have a campaign against him already.

16 posted on 08/10/2012 9:10:07 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: moonshot925

Paul Ryan trading at 75-80 on Intrade right now.


17 posted on 08/10/2012 9:10:47 PM PDT by jb729
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To: moonshot925

Paul Ryan vs Joe Biden. An intellectual mismatch of gigantic proporitions.


18 posted on 08/10/2012 9:10:57 PM PDT by jb729
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To: moonshot925

It’s going to beeee..... WALKER!!!


19 posted on 08/10/2012 9:11:06 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: HiTech RedNeck

So did REAGAN, if you recall. It’s why Conservatives demanded he pick a conservative, like Dan Quail, as VP.


20 posted on 08/10/2012 9:11:35 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: moonshot925; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ...
Four years ago some FReepers were following a private plane flying from Alaska to Ohio (they noted the plane's tail number, if I remember correctly). Because of that information, several of us suspected McCain's VP pick would be Gov. Sarah Palin... several hours before she was announced in Dayton, Ohio.

Anyone watching the skies tonight? ;-)

21 posted on 08/10/2012 9:12:08 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: Anybody But Obama 2012)
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To: jb729

Dont think Trump will like the pick if its Ryan :)


22 posted on 08/10/2012 9:12:43 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: marygonzo

“I like Ryan. I don’t like romney. I will stay home but the future is bright.”

What a ridiculous statement.

Welcome to FR!


23 posted on 08/10/2012 9:13:26 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: jb729

I predict if there is a Ryan-Biden “debate”, the media will declare Biden the winner even before the “debate” is held.


24 posted on 08/10/2012 9:13:26 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people have again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: moonshot925

If it’s Ryan, I’m very happy. Finally a reason to vote for Romney. Again I’m voting for a VP!


25 posted on 08/10/2012 9:13:37 PM PDT by carmody
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To: jneesy
I and a friend have tickets to a Romney (in-person) rally to be held at the same time Saturday morning and it's not on the USS Wisconsin, so what gives?

Ryan is very smart and principled man but, if he's the choice, the Democraps will go all-out to demonize him as a heartless cost cutter. They've been at it already for some time.

26 posted on 08/10/2012 9:14:34 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: carmody

if you read between the lines at the DUmp they are terrified of ryan game changer fo sho!!!!


27 posted on 08/10/2012 9:14:57 PM PDT by jneesy (rough seas make skillful sailors)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


28 posted on 08/10/2012 9:15:01 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: tcrlaf
I agree. If you think it’s bad now, wait until 2016 (if Obama wins again) it’s unlikely a conservative or even a RINO will get in.

I would guess by 2016 at least 60% (maybe closer to 70%) of the working population will be working for the government, many more welfare recipients than we see today and private sector workers will indeed be the minority voters. People do not vote themselves a pay cut or worse out of a job.

This is not your typical democrat vs republican election. It’s not even liberal vs conservative or liberal vs RINO. It’s not even Obama vs Romney.

It’s Obama vs you and me.

Socialism vs America.

That’s the choice in 2012.

Socialism or America

The choice is clear.

29 posted on 08/10/2012 9:15:05 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ...

12:14 am EST MSNBC Reporting they have three sources that it will be Ryan tomorrow.


30 posted on 08/10/2012 9:15:51 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: moonshot925
Hope this is true.

BTW, a bit of trivia concerning the battleship Wisconsin. Her bow is actually from her incomplete sister, Kentucky. The Navy was making plans to convert Kentucky into a guided-missile battleship when Wisconsin was damaged in a collision and had her bow crushed. They removed the required section from Kentucky and repaired Wisconsin with it. There are markers on Wisconsin showing where the patching took place.

31 posted on 08/10/2012 9:15:55 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: tcrlaf

“Staying home means you are voting for Obama.
WHY DO YOU HATE AMERICA???”

I smelled a Hussein Head as soon as I read it.

Joined date was mid-June this year.


32 posted on 08/10/2012 9:16:34 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: tcrlaf
I was Rubio also. But sounds like he had some 'baggage.' Not like a gangster bought him a piece of real estate. Or he narrowly avoided a special prosecutor. Just some credit card stuff that will still allow him to run in future.

Hard to believe what Obama gets a pass on, and how one of ours gets a full r**tal exam.

33 posted on 08/10/2012 9:17:03 PM PDT by CT
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To: jneesy

Despite their efforts to paint him as an evil elderly-hating greedy nasty guy....they just can’t pull it off.

He is likeable. He is warm.
And he is smarter than all of them put together.

I can’t wait for the debates!


34 posted on 08/10/2012 9:17:05 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: carmody
If it’s Ryan, I’m very happy. Finally a reason to vote for Romney.

If it's Ryan the Republicans will lose big. Practically every one of the 50%+ on government transfer payments of some kind will vote against the Republican ticket.

35 posted on 08/10/2012 9:18:13 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: luvbach1

Ryan has been on my top two list. Yeah!


36 posted on 08/10/2012 9:19:27 PM PDT by reflecting
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To: tcrlaf

If Mitt turns around after his virtually certain win (all he has to do is bumble less than Barack) and then pulls a Ronald Reagan act in the Oval Office, it will cause the whole world to wonder. But while we’re dreaming why stop there?


37 posted on 08/10/2012 9:19:36 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: nutmeg

I remember that nutmeg!


38 posted on 08/10/2012 9:19:36 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: scooby321

“The only negative is the Dems have a campaign against him already.”

On KOS, they are saying one of the Super-Pacs ALREADY has 20 Anti-Ryan commercials ready to go.

They will all be lies and half-truths about the Ryan Budget, but since when does lying matter to a Democrat?


39 posted on 08/10/2012 9:19:49 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: steve86

Depends on what you mean. If hard times end, few will regret leaving food stamps behind. And even those who file no Federal tax are still impacted by such taxes upon others — it raises the prices they have to pay.


40 posted on 08/10/2012 9:22:09 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

If Mitt is a waffler, Obama is a confirmed radical leftwing socialist. With Mitt, there is at least some hope he can be pressured into a few conservative agenda items. With Obama it will be big fat ZERO.

Note to all purists: Do not cut off your nose to spite the ears.


41 posted on 08/10/2012 9:22:31 PM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will encourage cancer cells in your body.)
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To: steve86

There seems to be a serious split on this.

Can someone please summarize what’s really, really bad about Ryan?


42 posted on 08/10/2012 9:22:31 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: lightman

I’m not a big Romney fan myself, but if he picks Ryan, he moves up a notch in my book.

ABZ (Anyone but Zippy)


43 posted on 08/10/2012 9:22:59 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: tcrlaf

You can only act stupid so long before the body politic before it calls B.S. on you.


44 posted on 08/10/2012 9:23:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Yaelle

“Well, the truth is, if you are in a battleground state, vote the heck for Romney. Period. You can’t believe in constitutional America and do otherwise.

But if you are in a state that won’t matter, vote your conscience, stay home, down ticket, as you wish.”

Couldn’t agree more.


45 posted on 08/10/2012 9:24:36 PM PDT by Hugh Akston (Cannot believe I finally remembered this password. This account is abandoned.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Ryan will be made the poster child of Mediscare. The Rats will scare the seniors 24-7 that their social security and medicare will be killed by Ryan. A ryan look alike was already in their commercial pushing grandma off the cliff.


46 posted on 08/10/2012 9:25:00 PM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will encourage cancer cells in your body.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Welcome you the FR. Bet I have been here longer.


47 posted on 08/10/2012 9:25:36 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: steve86

Bullsh!t.


48 posted on 08/10/2012 9:26:06 PM PDT by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: marygonzo

Great... you are voting for socialism by staying home. I’m not a fan of Romney, but we have to bounce this Kenyan socialist the hell out of the Whitehouse! There is no other choice... Obama loves to hear folks like you will help him in killing this country. Pretty damn sad...


49 posted on 08/10/2012 9:26:16 PM PDT by CurlyBill (1-20-13 can't get here fast enough!)
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To: moonshot925

Good choice


50 posted on 08/10/2012 9:26:35 PM PDT by jennychase
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