Romney & Ryan on 60 Minutes Right Now!

Romney and Ryan to Give First Joint TV Interview on CBS

UPDATE: Link to the video of the interview.

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69 Responses to Romney & Ryan on 60 Minutes Right Now!

  1. Via Carol Haka:

  2. Well, if you missed it, it was good, but short. They discussed:

    Ryan getting picked: cute
    Crowd reception in wake of pick: Awesome!
    Their ideas for America: jobs, the economy, the budget
    Tax Returns: Ryan will only release two years too; tax return issue an attempt to change the conversation
    Gridlock in Washington: Worst Ryan has ever seen, problem is leadership from Obama & Senate
    Crony Capitalism: SOLYNDRA!

    Will update with video as soon as it becomes available…

    As yet unaired snippet here: (Don’t know if that’s yet to come)

    • DeniseVB says:

      Thanks for this ! Love the enthusiasm of the crowd scenes at the rallys. It’s like HopenChange 2008, only with substance 😉 I posted Legal Insurrection’s at FB TCH.

  3. HELENK says:

    the best comment I read anywhere today

    I will vote for ACT (a comeback team) before WTF (winning the future)

  4. carol haka says:

    After the Great Governor from Alaska Sarah Palin Gifted this election to Mittens, Greta is reporting Governor Palin will not speak at the convention! 👿 👿 👿

    • If true I am not sure that is a smart move on their part- like her or not that woman can fire UP a crowd!

    • yttik says:

      She may have her reasons. For one, the convention is simply a beauty contest. I mean, we already know who the nominee is going to be. Also, it’s likely that everybody there is already going to be voting for them. Palin is probably more interested in gathering support from independents and conservatives who have lost faith in the R’s. Palin also understands that the real power lies in the down ticket races, governors and congresscritters. Presidents lead but they don’t control policy or budgets.

      I’m guessing that if Palin wanted to speak at the convention, she could.

    • angienc says:

      Sarah DECLINED to speak at the convention — she was invited to speak & she said “No.” Here statement is here:

      • Well that’s the full story, as far as I’m concerned. I take her at her word. Just like I take Hillary at her word. I’m a little frustrated at people who can’t seem to manage that, and want to put their fantasies in front of what these women say they want. I do love that she mentioned Bill’s fairytale comment. Shows she still not afraid to take the heat.

        And she’s right about the House & Senate. Even IF Romney were to get his mandate to fundamentally transform the way Washington does business, he couldn’t do it without a cooperative Congress.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Political conventions are just a marathon of campaign commericals, she’s smart to stay above the fray.

        • myiq2xu says:

          In 2008 I only watched two things out of 8 days of coverage – the Democratic roll call vote (aka: Hillary Held Hostage) and SP’s speech.

      • votermom says:

        The statement doesn’t actually say she was invited. I hope she clarifies.
        I agree with angie downthread – Palin doesn’t have a big ego and she might be going with the thought of letting Romney & Ryan enjoy the spotlight.
        Also, if she is looking to continue being a reformer of the right, she may have decided that it is better for her to keep her distance from official GOP events. (I hope that made sense – it made sense in my head)

        • myiq2xu says:

          The voices in my head don’t make sense. But they don’t speak English either.

        • votermom says:

          We’ve been watching a Korean drama on netflix all week (subtitled) so now the voices in my head have Korean accents.

        • angienc says:

          That is a snippet from her statement — a teaser to watch her on Greta. I didn’t watch Greta myself (I was watching the odd Olympic closing ceremonies — not quite as bad as the opening but seriously WTF was London thinking? They better enjoy their 3rd time hosting, because they should never be allowed to host again). Anyway, reports say that she was invited & decided it was better not to speak at the convention.

    • myiq2xu says:

      This isn’t junior high. If Sarah’s cool with it, there is nothing to get kerfluffled over.

      • angienc says:

        The more I think about it, the more I see the wisdom of it. Sarah speaking at the convention will give Obama the excuse to pretend it is 2008 again & make it all about what *she* says, instead of what Romney & Ryan say. It would not only be a distraction, it could break any Romney/Ryan momentum they have going into the convention.

        Sarah is doing what she thinks is best to get Romney/Ryan elected & Obama out. IMO, her supporters should do the same.

        • That’s also why Geo. W. Bush is not appearing or attending, ftr. GOP is falling right in line, Good thing they have a fabulous line up.

          Obama does not get this, which is why he was perfectly comfortable inviting Carter to speak. Big mistake.

        • angienc says:

          IMO, Carter speaking at the Dem convention is a direct result of Obama — he killed off the “rising stars” in the Dem party by enacting policies that ensured they’d lose re-election. Dems are staying away from the convention in droves & they had to shorten it from 4 days to 3. Obama (and the Obots) have got no one to blame themselves.

        • myiq2xu says:

          Once upon a time conventions were about selecting a ticket and agreeing on a platform. There was actual drama and controversy. Now they are just stage-managed coronations.

          Other than 3-4 days of speeches, what is there to see?

  5. HELENK says:

    laugh of the day

    look at the picture and the faces of the two of them and then look at a picture of Romney and Anne and Ryan and Jenna
    you know how they say a picture says a thousand words, this does

  6. myiq2xu says:

  7. tommy says:

    Huge mistake by Romney. Gonna be blowback on this. Yeah, they’re trying to spin this by stating that this was purely her decision. B.S.

    • tommy says:

      Didn’t nest properly. Sorry. The above comment was bout Palin not speaking at the convention.

    • yttik says:

      You mean Palin not speaking at the convention? I really do think that was her decision.

    • I’m reserving judgment until the full story comes out on this one.

      • yttik says:

        I’m quite convinced that it was Palin’s decision. LOL, can you imagine anybody trying to tell her she couldn’t? Trust me, if she thought she should be there and speak, she would be.

    • myiq2xu says:

      This election is not about SP.

      Keep your eyes on the prize.

      • tommy says:

        Eyes are definitely on the prize. But I also call out spin when I see it. Ofcourse, we can agree to disagree. Ultimately O has to go.

      • carol haka says:

        Right. It’s about all that work Mittens put in 24/7 to the Tea Party so that the GOPe could take back the power! He definitely has been an outspoken attack dog on the Obama Administration for the last 4 years – out front and center ………. oh, wait??????? What was the question again????? 👿

  8. Here’s the Interview for your viewing pleasure:

    Post updated.

    Obligatory eye-candy comment (what’s good for the goose is good for the gander): Ryan’s hair was newly dyed. This is not a mistake a female politician would make.

  9. I’ve decided I hate the thumbs up/thumbs down on a blog of this volume. I like everybody’s sh!t, and half my sh!t goes unliked. All I’ve learned is that people still have the manners of goats.

    That’s the beer talking, ftr.

    • Plus, it just makes the selected comments load all weird.

      Btw, New Grammar Rule: i before e unless it’s weird. I always forget that.

    • carol haka says:

      No, I’m pretty sure goats have better manners! 👿

    • tommy says:


    • tommy says:

      I’m sorry. Just want you to know that I do this commenting thingy through my cellphone. I got no option to like or unlike. Can’t even see if someone has given a thumbs up or like to me. lol

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’m not a thumber. I’ve seen the system abused on too many blogs, and when the OFA trolls catch wind of tCH, and they will, abuse will follow.

      In 2008, my last experiences with the Edwards and Hillary campaigns were directions to Daily Kos and which diaries to up or down. Not much fun.

    • DandyTiger says:

      New goats or used goats?

      I did the thumbs thing for a while then sort of forgot about it.

  10. HELENK says:

    C-SPAN will show whole Wisconsin speech at 9:30pm eastern time

  11. Best comment from 60 Minutes, via Romney:

  12. angienc says:

    George Will, who back in January declared that there was “no way” Obama was going to lose & that the GOP should just concentrate on the House & Senate races, gives Romney glowing marks for his Ryan pick & eviscerates Obama in his WaPo column.

    Key quotes:

    Romney embraced Ryan after the sociopathic — indifferent to the truth — ad for Barack Obama that is meretricious about every important particular of the death from cancer of the wife of steelworker Joe Soptic. Obama’s desperate flailing about to justify four more years has sunk into such unhinged smarminess that Romney may have concluded: There is nothing Obama won’t say about me, because he has nothing to say for himself, so I will chose a running mate whose seriousness about large problems and ideas underscores what the president has become — silly and small.


    When Ryan said in Norfolk, “We won’t replace our Founding principles, we will reapply them,” he effectively challenged Obama to say what Obama believes, which is: Madison was an extremist in enunciating the principles of limited government — the enumeration and separation of powers. And Jefferson was an extremist in asserting that government exists not to grant rights but to “secure” natural rights that pre-exist government.

    Romney’s selection of a running mate was, in method and outcome, presidential. It underscores how little in the last four years merits that adjective.

    Wowza — what a closing sentence. The Worm has turned.

    Entire column is here:

  13. leslie says:

    I tried to go there, but the traffic was sooo bad, that I knew it would take forever to get home tonight. i didn’t want to miss the speech, but I also needed to get home. I’m going to bed now. But I wanted to let you all know that I didn’t make it all the way to Waukesha tonight.

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