FULL SPEECH: Romney and Ryan at homecoming in Waukesha, WI

Both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan gave great speeches tonight at Ryan’s homecoming in Waukesha, WI tonight. You can watch the full event below:

Also, this photo by a Romney staffer shows a stadium full of people that’s sure to get the Obama campaign’s attention:


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  • Here is the video of the Star spangled banner Romney talks about at the end. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NgA-tPk_hU

    • Joe

      This was beautiful


    • Thank you Mr. Skinner for posting that thread. Beautiful.

    • proudhispanicconservative

      Thank you very much never heard it before it is beautiful

    • Orangeone

      Thank you kind sir!

  • conwis

    Thanks, RS. I missed this today.

    • conwis

      By the way, should you have a Tweeting Paul Ryan VP at the top?

  • Ranger1325

    Holy crap, I knew that Ryan would create excitement, but that pic is absolutely amazing! I’m praying that this grows and carries to the election.

  • I found my new desktop wallpaper.

    • proudhispanicconservative

      Lol I did it myself its on my wallpaper too……..All my fellow patriots should have it in their computer.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    From the Triumphant, and inspiring entrance that Mitt Romney, and Ryan made I swear I dont tear up very easy, but I had tears in my eyes, and it looks like I was not the only one. It is so refreshing to see Love for this country, as displayed here. There is no better picture than seeing Ryan have tears in his eyes, to see his wife and 3 kids and kudos to the people of WI for welcoming them like this.

  • Sandra123456

    Drudge is saying 10,000+.

  • brendawatkins

    Touching story.. great speech!

  • I love their introductory music: Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring Fanfare for the Common Man.” Brings tears to my eyes.

  • RosiesSeeingRed

    I watched it live but I had NO IDEA the audience was that big. Thanks for posting that photo — just when I thought it couldn’t get any better!!!!

  • deTocqueville1

    Good solid speeches.

  • SurfinCowboy

    WOW! Great shot of the crowd! I haven’t seen that! (And neither will most of America thanks to MSM…)


    I attended this event. It was fantastic! It felt so nice to be around people who actually can think for themselves and who want to restore this great country to it’s place in the world as a free nation and one who looks out for the rights of others. It is time to put America back to work and let those who want to try and free load on this country, know that their safety net has been cut down. We will take care of those who truly need the help and put those to work who are really able to work. No more free hand outs. If they want to live offf of others they can move to a country that supports that type of lifestyle. God be with us in this fight and may we return this country to a country that is truly one nation under God! God bless America and those who keep it’s liberty and freedoms.

    • conwis

      Agree. A one way ticket to Greece, Spain, et al. would be cheaper than the perpetual welfare state.

      • Mtncougar

        Democrats = Freeloaders

        Well, why not say it? They say far worse things about conservatives.

  • odin147

    Man can’t wait for Ryan to take on the hacks.

  • Woah! That’s a nice looking crowd. Gonna watch it now.

    • Mtncougar

      Ryan’s respect and admiration for Romney is rubbing off on me. He’s not just cheer leading. He means it.

      Didn’t think that was possible! I’m one of those who’ll work like heck to get Obama out, but didn’t really care for Romney.

      Ryan is changing that. Who woulda thought.

      • Reckoner_3

        Ryan is changing that. Who woulda thought.

        Ryan and Mitt get along well personally, or have some sort of chemistry. Beats me why… but that seems to be the case.

        Here is Ryan explaining , anxiously, he unwittingly kind of admits in a way that Romney doesn’t really know much about conservatism. This was from April….

        The exchange is kind of amusing , how Ryan is aware of Mark’s dissatisfaction with Romney, LOL if you hear the intonation of Ryan’s responses…

        [Mark asks around the 3- 4 minute mark how Romney is going to message against Class Warfare Obama… ]

        Levin: and you need to explain to him how to talk about these things in very thoughtful and concise soundbytes..

        Levin : Now what’s he going to say….

        Ryan : clears throat …I’m sure he’ll come up with something.

        Levin : But you got to teach your ‘friend [Romney] to do it. Okay?

        Ryan : Okay…Fair enough.

        Levin : You’re going to come back right? You’re not mad at me? Are you?

        Ryan : No not at all. Not at all…

        You know you and I — if you wanna talk about Romney — we spent our adult lives reading the enlightment. Reading Locke Smith, and the Austrians, reading Rosseau

        Levin : Yeah the Losers.

        Ryan : You know Hobbes and all that stuff. We spent our lives reading that. Mitt Romney didn’t spend his adult life doing that. He spent his adult life, building businesses. Being successful turning businesses around

        Levin : I’m going to give you your thirty seconds go ahead.

        Ryan : …inculcating conservative ideas. They’re conservative people. . . but he didn’t spend all his life reading conservative philosophy and thought. But he HAD those same ideals and principles…

        Levin : Neither did my dad, but he could still speak in ways that people can understand and be attracted to…

        Ryan : I know what you mean.


        Ryan is too smart for his own good, that he is able to reason or stretch things trustingly…..

        It really kind of proved that aspect to Romney from his personal knowledge of Romney in that April 2012 interview which explains why he governed the way he did in Massachusetts..

        The context of that interview sheds light on this ticket now, that Ryan was picked as his VP, Mark’s advice back then in April, certainly are useful for the conservative connection through Paul Ryan.

  • capelady

    It is heartening to know that there are still plenty of Americans who love this country and want to see our republic and our national character and heritage restored!

  • sybilll

    It all changed this weekend. Big time. I wasn’t too enthusiastic about a Romney run, but holy cow has that has changed. We will actually be talking about issues. I have to accept that we are at a crossroads. Either we continue the transition to emulate Europe, or we reapply the intentions of the Founding Fathers.
    In the morning, I for one will be seeing if AFP needs me to travel to Ohio to help with voter registration. I can forfeit my vacation, to save my country. I owe it do my daughter.

  • JungleCogs

    I was there, the media is low-balling the number of people.

    • Why, there’s probably more people in the “Occupy Louisville” protest. Yeah, let’s go with that.

  • Is_Sense_Common

    Wisconsin is the birth place of Liberalism, right? What are we watching here? Paul Ryan, Scott Walker, Ron Johnson, Reince Priebus… Wow. I’m kinda “got” by this trend…

    • Wisconsin is the birthplace of the Republican Party.

    • capelady

      Wisconsin was also the first state to approve public sector unions (which even FDR opposed), and look what happened with the unions challenging Scott Walker and attempting the recent recall that failed! And from what I understand, union membership is down 40-50% since the state stopped the automatic deductions of unions dues for state employees, which is why the unions fought so hard!

      • That deserves a link, for the sheer schadenfreude.

        “But the biggest drop has been in the Wisconsin chapter of AFSCME, the powerful union that represents state, county, and municipal workers. In the past year, more than 30,000 members have deserted the collective.”

        Heh. Deserted the collective.

        Resist, we much!

  • President Obama… listen to what us Republicans are doing and take a good look at that picture.

    After you’ve dragged the highest most respectable and highest office of the world in the mud, after you’ve turning this into the dirtiest campaign in American history with your smears and lies, after you’ve done to turn America into a NAZI Germany, we Republicans have just started the political equivalent of D-Day against your empire of lies and tyranny for the liberation of the American people.

    Start packing.

    • anyonebutbarry2012

      great post , thank you!

    • badbadlibs

      Standing O !

  • deeme

    I just loved this..Seeing how loved Ryan is and how down to Earth he is and how humbled he was by how many people turned out..Gave me hope..I don’t know one person that is voting for Obama that includes my black friends, my hispanic friends,my teacher friends , my friends on disability..my democrat friends who voted for him, so I am going to stay positive and ignore any polls asking 2000 likely voters mostly liberals what they will do..Romney showed a really human side to himself and I think Ryan is just the man to bring that out..

  • anyonebutbarry2012

    I was raised in wisconsin , not far from Janesville, so its exciting to see paul ryan for vp. but also lived in alaska for 30 years having the pleasure of sarah palin as my Governor.
    sarah is working hard on these down tickets, ryan he can hopefully keep romney where he should be. the speeches are wonderful, feel like there is hope out there again.

  • Carl Cameron reported that there were a couple thousand that attended, this looks like tens of thousands attended.


    • RosiesSeeingRed

      Michael, I actually heard him say in one report “tens of thousands” and then he quickly corrected himself and said “about ten thousand.” I hope he isn’t dwindling down the numbers with each live report, but I have to say, he seemed pretty stoked when I saw his report on it.

    • anyonebutbarry2012

      i think the media lies over half the time anymore. there were a couple events lately that sarah palin was talking at, people there who reported back , would say the crowd was 1,500 people, then you see a report somewhere, they have the crowd at 400.

  • Media doing it’s shameless best to help Obama:

    From ABC: 5 Things Mitt Doesn’t Want You to Know About Paul Ryan

    Note the idiotic assumption that it’s somehow a bad thing that Ryan favors a cut in spending.

    From Fox6Now: Workers facing outsourcing by Bain meet Romney/Ryan in Waukesha

    I like this one: “Workers” and “the group.” They make it sound like some big, special interest group, instead of a handful of people who hate Bain Capital.

  • I heard there were like, five thousand people, or something, attending Glenn Beck’s big rally in DC (in 2010). According to the press, I mean.

  • toongoon

    I see Scott Walker standing right behind him. Do you see him too Barry? Great symbolism.

  • Anyone know the procedure in Wisconsin for replacing Ryan if he wins his Congressional election?

    We need pressure to get a conservative appointed if it’s up to Gov. Walker. Otherwise we need to find a conservative to run if they have a special election.


    • conwis

      On 60 minutes tonight, he said that if he was elected VP and to his congressional seat ther would be a special election for his seat.

  • odin147

    This was a transformative weekend, Romney has changed for the good, Ryan as vp has changed this race, now it is an idealogical fight, right vs wrong, good vs bad, we conservatives have given America this choice, hopefully the American people will have the wisdom and virtue to make the right choice.

  • We should get Obama a lovely parting gift when he leaves the White House in January.He won’t have a Secret Service detail to walk his dog anymore, so I’m thinking Pooper Scooper!! His dog Bo probably created more green jobs on the White House lawn than anything else Obama’s done in four years.

    • badbadlibs

      I worry about the dog…hope he gets to stay clear of the stew pot.
      A pooper scooper….what a great idea!

  • PFFV

    Again Romney impresses me bigtime! I am on the Romney/Ryan train…how about you?

  • badbadlibs

    Paul Ryan is such the polar opposite of bo…this man not only knows main street America, he grew up on and still lives on Main Street America!
    bo despises small town America and all it stands for.
    These two men have a greast task before them…of all the men who have ever run for these high offices none have had to face the idea they were the last two to stand between America’s actual rise or fall. God bless them and give them courage, strength, wisdom and great favor!

  • Reckoner_3

    I like Ryan, in that he earns respect with the way he carries himself and his background, his sincerity but I still kind of scoff when he says Romney is a man of integrity… O_o

    Ryan is certainly likable, but I can’t even call this a McCain – Palin redux, because

    1. Romney isn’t even a war hero
    2. Ryan’s record isn’t as exciting as Sarah’s was as a reformer because he made some bad notable votes; the only thing that helps knowing this aspect about him career wise is that we already are aware of Ryan making a mistake with his TARP , bail out votes, to not have much high expectations when he fails conservatively…

    But that would have been more glaring during the primary, I suppose…

    It’s good that we have one person that is affable among the four in the race.. The VP debate will be interesting

  • Thank you for posting this, what a contrast between these men who love America and believe in our extraordinary country and the current administration, czars, and non-leaders in executive roles.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    Here goes something for my fellow patriots here to smile at a 51$ fundraiser for Obama in Chicago was not able to fill the stadium, it put a smile in my face hope it puts one on you.http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/08/obama-camp-attended-half-full-fundraiser-131883.html

  • p m

    Two fabulous speeches. Thanks for posting this video. Wonderful to see the love for the USA both men exude.

    About Zero, there’s a “d” word Paul Ryan hasn’t said yet, though he comes close with dividing, distracting, distorting; debt, doubt, despair.
    That word is DECEPTION.

    Loved it when he said candidates have to tell us who they REALLY are, what they REALLY think, and what they REALLY want to do.

    Take that and stuff it you know where, Zero.

    • proudhispanicconservative

      I also picked up on that when he said candidates have to tell us who they REALLY are, what they REALLY think, and what they REALLY want to do. A clear message to the people that were hypnotized by the Obama garbage.

  • WordsFailMe

    I am especially proud to see those Americans who are black having the courage to show up and stand with these great Americans in such a state as Wisconsin where liberal racist thrive and sneer and wreck the capitol building. USA USA USA

  • mediaaccess1

    Whew – nice photo of the crowd. I never thought…

  • Rshill7

    I just saw a cartoon where O’ and Joe are both sitting in wheelchairs at the edge of the cliff. One of them turns to the other and says, Oh crap! Is that Paul Ryan heading our way?


  • layne22

    RS, I appreciate seeing the WHOLE video, including the beginning with the music which helps me understand the size, energy and emotion of the crowd. Thanks!

  • That’s a great picture! What a huge crowd. I wish I had been there!

  • Hey Scoopface, you should link to this video of the Olympics event about the 9/11 flag that Romney is talking about, it’s very beautiful and stirring: http://www.soopermexican.com/2012/08/12/flashback-the-911-flag-at-the-2002-utah-oympics/

  • bjohnson55

    Great to see this huge crowd in the home of GE Healthcare, right in the heart of the liberal Cronie Capitalist Jeff Immelt’s backyard the tide is turning!!!!

  • WI4Walker

    Was there and it was awesome! The contrast in character, honesty, and belief in America from these two guys and with what we currently have in the WH couldn’t be more apparent. Are they perfect? No Have we always liked their votes? No But it is a start – a strong start. We’ve been sliding backwards for decades and the last 3-1/2 years that slide has been accelerated. It will take us awhile to get back on track.

    Picking Ryan forces the financial issues to the forefront – exactly opposite of what the O camp wanted. It’s all tied together – economic recovery means we have to talk about the state of medicare, ss, welfare, EBT, taxes, regulations. No one better than Ryan to head this up on the campaign.

    The other thing I found interesting was the level of comfort and respect between the two men. It seemed real and this, I think, may be an interesting dynamic of the campaign. Whether we like it or not, image and emotion are what drive a lot of people. Just look to 2008. Romney and Ryan truly do seem to complement each other and act and talk like a team. Certainly wouldn’t say that about O/B and actually not most P and VP’s I can think of.

    I’m fully on board and as was mentioned yesterday at the rally by a speaker, there is something here in the water in WI. The state where the Progressive movement was born and that hasn’t voted R in an election since Reagan, has now voted in Walker (twice!), stood down the unions to get a handle on our fiscal matters, in all likelihood will deliver a second R Senator to Washington to replace retiring Dem Sen Kohl, and will have a native son as the VP. Wisconsonites are getting it!

  • Simply Fantastic! All American.

  • R&R doesn’t just stand for Romney and Ryan our next best Hope to save the Republic. They also stand for a Constitutional Republican form of government- (the Rule of Law) and (Rights) that are (Inalienable) granted by the Creator not by government. Go Team R&R! You do stand for something greater then yourselves…We The People.

  • Great speech. Paul Ryan does truly speak to what it is we expect, and believe to be a people from the greatest country in America. The last 4 years, people have forgotten the pride, the respect, the privilege of being an American. Between Romney and Ryan, and those of us who believe in the dream, WE CAN TURN THIS AROUND.

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