I don’t think this is a Shermanesque statement he won’t run for President in 2016. He said “I don’t” think about a 2016 run, but then qualified with, “I just think it’s premature. . . I’ll decide later about that. . .”
Here is video of Paul Ryan urging the use of American Energy resources to help create 12 millions jobs and put people back to work – “Coal, Natural Gas, Oil, Renewables.”
Here is video of GOP Vice-Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan urging supporters to pray for fellow Americans in the path of Hurricane Sandy headed for the East Coast of the United States.
Paul Ryan Campaigned in Colorado Springs, Colorado yesterday, where he said about President Obama: “If he can’t change Washington, then I say we change Presidents.”
Here is video of GOP Vice-Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan campaigning just outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania today where he hammered Barack Obama’s disastrous energy policies – including his War on Coal.
Here is video of GOP Vice-Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan talking about the massive debt Barack Obama is piling up, a debt that will result in a “diminished future” for the next generation. Ryan pledged:
“It takes leadership to confront this. That’s what Mitt Romney and I are offering. We are not going to run away from these problems. We are going to run AT these problems, to solve these problems before they get out of our control. That’s what leaders do.”
Here’s a report on the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan rally held in Lancaster, Ohio yesterday, where they were met by thousands of enthusiastic supporters.
Here is Gov. Mitt Romney speaking at a rally in Virginia today where he said in last night’s Vice-Presidential Debate “there was one person on stage last night who was thoughtful and respectful, steady and poised, the kind of person you would want to turn to in a crisis – and that was the next Vice-President of the United States, Paul Ryan.”
As for Joe Biden, Romney said he “just attacked.”
Here is complete video of tonight’s only 2012 Vice-Presidential Debate between Vice-President Joe Biden and GOP Vice-Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan. The debat took place in Danville, Kentucky. ABC News’ Martha Raddatz was the Debate Moderator.
The one and only Vice-Presidential Debate of 2012 just ended, and it was one of the oddest debates in U.S. Political History. Both sides will say they won the debate, and I think both sides had their strong and weak moments. But what is perhaps going to be remembered most is Joe Biden’s totally disrespectful behavior toward Paul Ryan and the entire debate process. Biden smirked, laughed, interrupted and shouted all the way through the debate. When Ryan was talking, Biden frequently talked over him.
In the long run, I believe that will stand out, as Biden tried desperately to make up lost ground from President Obama’s decisive loss in the first Presidential Debate at the hands of Mitt Romney. The Left will believe he succeeded, and will likely be energized by his aggressive performance. But the question is, how will Biden’s behavior impact Independents and Democrats who are wavering on Obama. I don’t think his condescending behavior is going to win them the support they need to win.
At the end of the debate, Biden thanked the moderator, but gave no word of thanks to Paul Ryan. By contrast, Ryan went out of his way to graciously thank Biden as well as Moderator Martha Raddatz.
One word on the moderator: She asked a lot leading questions to help Joe Biden and, if you noticed, she would often interrupt Paul Ryan when he was in the middle of an answer. I actually think Biden was trying to goad Ryan into losing his cool – into reacting with anger and frustration. Ryan kept his composure and cool throughout – and by doing so, he succeeded.
In the end, the Left will be energized, and conservatives will be as well behind Paul Ryan. Neither man did their ticket any damage, and in the end, I believe Paul Ryan came across as imminently more likable and respectful than Joe Biden.
I’ll post some of the Twitter reaction below:
48-44% Ryan won, the CNN snap poll suggests.— David Freddoso (@freddoso) October 12, 2012
Not only did Paul Ryan win the debate tonight, but I think people will come to think he won by more than he did as they digest Biden’s act.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) October 12, 2012
Raddatz final question was her own personal editorial. Debate deserved better. #debate— Karl Rove (@KarlRove) October 12, 2012
Biden’s Strategy: Be a Jerk bit.ly/Q3ES4y— American Thinker (@AmericanThinker) October 12, 2012
Catholic Assn: Biden is “in direct conflict with Catholic teaching on protecting innocent life.”— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) October 12, 2012
McConnell on the American people: “I think they’d like a vice president who is under control”— Joel Gehrke (@Joelmentum) October 12, 2012
I think if President Obama acts like Joe Biden in the next debate it will serve him badly.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) October 12, 2012
It may be that the biggest development out of the debate tonight was VP Biden further confusing administration’s Benghazi response.— Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) October 12, 2012
Knock Knock. Who’s there? Interrupting Biden!— David Freddoso (@freddoso) October 12, 2012
CNN Anderson Cooper: “Paul Ryan has to be happy that he proved himself to be a potential president”— Joel Gehrke (@Joelmentum) October 12, 2012
All you need to know: Obama’s 1st major decision as Pres candidate was picking Biden. Romney’s was picking Ryan. #vpdebate— Larry O’Connor (@LarryOConnor) October 12, 2012
CHRIS WALLACE: I’ve Never Seen A Candidate As Disrespectful As Joe Biden Was Tonight read.bi/SVa6RJ— WhiteHousePressCorps (@whpresscorps) October 12, 2012
Here is complete video of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in an interview last night with Sean Hannity.
Romney discussed his big debate victory over Barack Obama Wednesday night. He said he was glad that Moderator Jim Lehrer did a fine job asking questions that gave the candidates a chance to really share their views on the issues facing the nation.
Here is video, via the liberal Huffington Post site, that shows Paul Ryan in 2011 describing what he called the “moral tipping point” facing America. Ryan said 20% of Americans get 75% of their income from the Federal Government – people Ryan called “dependent” on Government. Another 20% get 40% of their income from Government – “reliant” on Government folks, Ryan called them. But Ryan said America is still a center-right nation, and 70% of Americans still want the American Dream of self-reliance and independence, with only 30% wanting the “Welfare State.”
Those on the Left think this is scandalous talk from Ryan. I think he’s exactly right, and should be applauded for telling the truth. This election really is about what kind of country we want to be – a “Welfare State,” or a nation that still strives for individual freedom and personal responsibility.
Here is audio of an interview Paul Ryan did today on radio where he said this election is a clear choice between two paths for America. Ryan said American voters can “stick with the President’s path” of dependency, “or you can choose a better future.”
That about sums it up.