FULL SPEECH: Paul Ryan’s first solo act on the campaign trail draws huge crowd and a few protestors

It was a great speech, but I was a bit distracted by watching the protesters continually try and make a menace out of themselves. It started within the first 2 minutes where 2 protesters rushing the stage had to be dragged away and the rest of the speech others were trying to block the camera and be disruptive. In fact you won’t see Paul Ryan very much in this clip, but you’ll hear him just fine as he ignored them quite well and stayed on message.

You can watch the full speech below:

Also here’s a great photo taken by Jeff Zeleny with the NY Times of what he called a Palin-size crowd (click to make larger):

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  • Nice sized crowd. Any tweet pics of Romney’s rally in Florida today yet?

    • Linky1

      LOL….600+ attended a Biden rally. Probably all DNC donors and family.

  • I’m am just awed at the sizes of crowds Paul Ryan draws, completely speechless from this Conservative. And in critical must win states: Iowa, North Carolina, Virginia…

  • They need to make sure security is tight at these rallies. First of all to make sure that no one gets anywhere near the stage. Secondly so that they can quickly escort these hecklers off the premises. Oh and when they are hauled away, there’s no reason to be gentle with them.

    • No, we need to allow these Liberal Democrats be seen for what they truly are… obstructionists and haters of the first amendment unless it’s their “free speech” that is being denied. Democrats always screen very carefully who attends their functions. It may seem unfair to allow this, but it is an American freedom.

  • The number of articles proclaiming Romney’s pick of Ryan as terrible, coupled with the number of articles attempting to portray Ryan as radical demonstrates that the left feels threatened by Ryan’s ability to articulately address the issues.

    • They will try and demonize Ryan just as badly as they did Palin. It’s going to get even nastierbefore this is over. Carville already went after Ryan for not wearing a tie when Romney made the announcement. Lol

  • Orangeone

    Immature Obamabots. If conservatives did that at an O’Bambi rally the SS would shoot them! Where was Ryan’s SS?

  • marketcomp

    What a bunch of Old hippies!

    • acworthga

      They are the left overs from the Wisconsin Teachers Union occupiers. What a bunch of hags…… and that worked out well for them.

  • 911Infidel

    Hecklers. No doubt feminazis and old hippies. What a useless bunch of genetic defects. Too bad the gene pool hasn’t been cleaned of them yet. The hippies were so concerned about having their voices heard in the heyday of the Pepsi Generation and now they’ve gone full blown hypocrite and turned into the very kind of facists that they claimed to be against 40 years ago.

  • Orangeone

    Notice how the cop let the lesbian and the unionite disturb others and be rude and obnoxious. Another unionite that needs to lose his job and cushy gov’t pension.

  • poljunkie

    I cant believe people actually rushed the stage.

    I guess they were having Grateful Dead flashbacks. Ha.

  • B-Funk

    The blocked camera was no big deal. Just excited people. That’s always nice to see. As to the other two people… Democrats just don’t believe in Freedom of Speech, do they

    • Liberals only believe in free speech when it applies to them.

  • LOL hey alright… VP Ryan needs to understand there are very few lady democrats. That way he won’t be confused when he needs to deal with them.

  • I would really like to see Ryan get to Florida as soon as possible so he can be talking about his plan for medicare directly to the seniors. The campaign needs to flood the airwaves with ads giving quick explanations on how it works. The zero is already airing the “Throw Granny off a Cliff” ad.

  • That guy is deranged and needs some kind help. Looks like he’s old enough to be on social security and medicare. Someone needs to tell the old f-rt he’s had his turn. Time to sit down, shut up, and listen. I’m afraid I would have just quietly hit him in the back of the knee joint.

  • badbadlibs

    I just know the media will show what vicious, dirty mouthed, anti-American protesters that the left are known for….
    Ok, I just woke up from my dream….

  • jdbaird

    Santa Claus was getting excited wasn’t he? That’s about the most childish display I’ve seen from an Obama supporter yet.

  • The secret service will get bumped up after stunts like this.

  • jrn_37

    The base is excited, Romney carries N.C. no question about it and big enough to offset the double voting college kids and the dead dems and their dogs…lol…bring it on joe plugs with your 660 supports……

  • brendawatkins

    Wonder how much Obama paid the idiots protesting? You know they’re threatened by the message when they try so hard to interrupt it.

  • Ryan will find his MOJO as far as speaking….HE IS DOING GREAT!! All of us would have to step back if we were thrust into this vicious theatre!!! He does great and crowds wil grow more and more as people get more and more energized….He was in IOWA and all these people came out!! THAT IS VERY FORETELLING!! Remember he was just introduced nationally a little over 48 hours ago!!

    Dems act in public confident but in private they have to be nervous. This guy is young, intelligent, attractive and true blue. I am telling you the ladies are flocking. Go look at some the female sites….VP look up is near or at the top!!! What does that tell you people??? He will be able to get a very captive audience and that will allow him to share his ideas and proposals!!

    • ummmm….it was the iowa state fair. they have upwards of 100,000 people daily enter the fair grounds. some of these people are passersby. they didn’t just show up to see ryan.

  • Stephen walker

    Paul Ryan is great, want to see how great? Follow the link…

    1 Heartbeat Away from the Oval Office

  • Question why do people at these rallies put up with these disruptors? How many were tehre? I mean if you see someone before an event starts and you know they are tehre to cause trouble, find security and have them escorted out.

    • again, this is the iowa state fair – not an organized political rally.

    • The right to peaceful assembly combined with the right to free speech. Real Americans still believe in the Constitution as it was written.

  • scneocon

    Chicago Jesus’ disciples are really coming unglued now. The Ryan pick has stolen their momentum, their narrative, and their spotlight. They’re now recoiling in horror at the prospect of the masses hearing the honest truth for a change. The more they fight, the more they’re exposed for the bottom feeding reprobate throwbacks they are. This is going to be good!

  • Offically ordered my Romney/Ryan bumper sticker that I will place on the back window of my Ford! Obama Prius drivers, watch out!!!

    • ItsMe_IsThatYou

      We ordered our Obama toilet paper and use it daily. I love seeing his face kiss someone elses arse for a change. We have a Romney sign out front too.
      I drive a Prius by the way…52 MPG!

  • wisetrog

    How many people did Romney campaign bus in to get these photoshots?

  • Joengima

    I think you need to edit the description. The people blocking the camera with the signs wasn’t doing that on purpose. They were blocking the deranged old man and that female ally he had.

    You know it’s protesters like those why after rally’s Candidates never take questions from crowds anymore. I remember after rally’s like these, they’d take one or two questions.

    See, these protesters hurt their cause, it’s one thing to sit in and hold up signs, it’s another thing to yell and disrupt a rally. It is because of these lunatics why our freedoms are being taken away.

    • 15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; 16 And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple. 17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves. 18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine. 19 And when even was come, he went out of the city.

    • Ironic isn’t it? It’s these same kooks that want those freedoms stripped.

  • I listened to the part of this speech that POTUS channel allowed yesterday on Sirius Radio. The crowd sounds were muted, while crowd noise at Obama and Biden rallies seemed very amplified. thank you for providing this. I have been unable to find his complete speech anywhere else, although I heard Biden’s several times.

  • HAHAHA that stupid white haired bearded guy finally screwed up and got himself arrested, what an IDIOT!

  • ConservativeIowan

    Rep Ryan spoke at the Fair at 1pm. At 10 am I noticed people with Labors and other Union T-shirts had all the front row straw bales staked out for the protesters.
    One protester shouted the F word constantly. After Ryans speech ABC news was interviewing that protester.
    I attended Sarah Palin’s speech 4 years ago in Cedar Rapids Iowa. The crowd there was big, but about half the size of what showed up the hear Paul Ryan Tuesday at the Iowa State Fair.

  • Loved Paul Ryan’s comment: “We’re used to this in Wisconsin” but at the end of the day their slogan is on the money, “Our rights come from God and nature, NOT FROM GOVERNMENT”. If you establish this as your premise, you can create a plan to take back the country.

  • Unlike the Obama crowds that are being held down in size on purpose, yea right! That is about the most stupid Obama speak thing I have heard in a long time. I wish someone would check the ID on the idiots that protested this speach and post it on the internet for all to see. Good bet they are SEIU morons being paid to disrupt the event..