Saturday, August 18, 2012

Paul Ryan draws a crowd at The Villages

Lee Greenwood warms up the crowd for Paul Ryan
 I got up at 4 a.m. this morning to drive to The Villages to see Paul Ryan.  I stood for three hours in unbelievable heat waiting for Ryan to arrive and I can tell you that it was absolutely worth it.

I have no idea how many people were there, I've never seen a crowd that large at any of the events I've attended at The Villages, and the crowd was not disappointed.

There was a ground of about ten protesters that would their way around the crowd with signs that read "Hands off my Medicare" and a plane constantly buzzed over the crowd with a banner that read:  Paul Ryan:  Hands off our Medicare.  The plane occassionally made it hard to hear the speakers but I just reminded myself that rude people will be rude and "progressives" have rudeness down to a science.

The small group of protesters aside, the seniors at The Villages have embraced Ryan's plan for reforming Medicare.  The Obama attempts to paint Ryan as a radical fall flat with this group.  The understand that no one over the age of fifty-five will be affected by the Ryan Plan and they also understand that without reform their children and grandchildren will be left with an impaired future. 
After listening to Ryan today I'm not sure it is fair to throw poor Joe Biden into the ring with him.  Not even a biased moderator can help Biden in this debate.

Thank you to Instapundit and Powerline for the links!


  1. Thanks for the pics and commentary. Your last observation was priceless. Poor Joe - Obama should have taken pity and replaced him. lol

  2. Howdy, fernstalbert! I think that Obama would have loved to replace Biden but the Dem bench is pretty sorry and Hillary isn't going to hitch her wagon to Obama's fallen star.

    I predict that the Ryan/Biden debate will be the most watched debate ever. Comedy gold.

  3. Wow! Ryan has put on weight!

    (Oh, excuse me -- that's a manatee. Or as Jim Gaffigan would say, "Yeah, right -- sea cow!")

  4. You got a Memeorandum thread! Rockin' baby!

    1. I'm so stoked about the Memeorandum thread. If I weren't so dead tired from being at The Villages I would be out partying it up as we speak!

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