Monday, September 3, 2012
The Wisconsin delegation is looking forward to nominating the nation's first African American president for a second term. They say the choice between another four years with Barack Obama and the Romney/Ryan ticket will be a stark one for voters this fall
When the Democratic National Convention starts Tuesday in Charlotte, NC, Democrats will have their chance to tell their story to the country and explain why they think President Barack Obama is still the best choice come November. The convention opens only five days after the Republican National Convention closed in Tampa, FL, with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leading the Republican ticket and Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. With Ryan on the ballot for two offices — he's also running to retain his seat to represent the 1st Congressional District — and Gov. Scott Walker a featured speaker, the Republican convention perhaps should have been held at Lambeau Field. Despite not having a Cheesehead on the ticket, the …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Spot on or embarrassing? Perfect or putrid? You tell us!
At 9 p.m. CST, Clint Eastwood took the microphone at the Republican National Convention, and as he spoke for the next 15 to 20 minutes, the audience cheered. However, critics have called the speech "rambling," as the actor spoke to an empty chair that was supposed to represent Barack Obama. Perhaps taking the tack that other speakers didn't want to, he was sharp in his criticism of the current administration, calling Vice President Joe Biden 'a grin with a body behind it.' So if you've had a chance to see his speech, what did you think? If you haven't had a chance to see it, click here and let us know your thoughts.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Was Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, who is Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick, accurate?
Republican Congressman Paul Ryan’s vice presidential speech was emotional and energetic for GOP members watching in Tampa and at home, but critics have been quick to analyze the speech, pointing out where they believe the line of truth has been blurred. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ranked Ryan’s statements about President Barack Obama promising to keep the Janesville General Motors plant open as false: “Ryan said Obama broke his promise to keep a Wisconsin GM plant from closing," wrote the Milwaukee newspaper. "But we don't see evidence he explicitly made such a promise – and more importantly, the Janesville plant shut down before he took office." The Janesville plant closed operations in December 2008, according to the Milwaukee Journal…
Wisconsin is front and center on second day of GOP gathering in Tampa.
Paul Ryan, Danny Gokey, Scott Walker, Tommy Thompson and even cheeseheads. That was the scene of the floor of the of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Wednesday night as Wisconsin was in the spotlight of the gathering of party faithful.
Wisconsin's delegates to the National Republican Convention in Tampa say U.S. Rep Paul Ryan "knocked it out the park" as he gave his vice presidential acceptance speech before a national audience.
TAMPA, FL — Mixing his personal story with his views on what's wrong with America and his vision for fixing those problems, Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan introduced himself to America Wednesday night as he formally accepted the Republican party's vice presidential nomination. The speech was full of criticisms of President Barack Obama on issues like health care, the economy and government regulation, yet also was peppered with emotion and humor, including a playful shot at running mate Mitt Romney for the kind of songs the presidential candidate has on his iPod. While the enthusiastic Wisconsin delegates and other GOP leaders who filled the St. Pete Times Forum had nothing but praise for the speech, those who have known Ryan for years said…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan introduces himself to a national audience Wednesday night as he formally accepts his party's vice presidential nomination.
Paul Ryan today delivered remarks to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. The following remarks were prepared for delivery: "Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellow citizens: I am honored by the support of this convention for vice president of the United States. I accept the duty to help lead our nation out of a jobs crisis and back to prosperity – and I know we can do this. I accept the calling of my generation to give our children the America that was given to us, with opportunity for the young and security for the old – and I know that we are ready. Our nominee is sure ready. His whole life has prepared him for this moment – to meet serious challenges in a serious way, without excuses and idle words. After four years of …
Who is vetting the speakers and speeches at the GOP National Convention?
Party leaders and delegates offer up some advice for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan on what will be the biggest speech of his life.
TAMPA, FL -- All eyes will be on U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan on Wednesday night as the Wisconsin congressman formally accepts his vice presidential nomination in a prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention here. Patch chatted with Wisconsin delegates and other party leaders in Tampa about Ryan's acceptance speech and asked them what they thought he needs to do to introduce himself to America. __________________________________ Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch: "Paul Ryan just needs to go and be himself. Paul Ryan is loved in Wisconsin. Paul Ryan is a hero not just to the GOP in Wisconsin, but to all of us who share his values, who share his love of the outdoors, his love of family and his Midwestern virtues that he is going to bring to …
Despite attacks from liberal commentators and others, GOP women — including Wisconsin's lieutenant governor — say they'll continue to defend their values.
TAMPA, Florida — The mostly female audience watched quietly as a video clip of HBO's Bill Maher was shown on the screen. In the segment, the talk show host was trying to explain why liberals don't like conservative women like Sarah Palin or U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann. "Because they’re crazy people," Maher said. "It’s not because they have breasts, it’s because they are boobs.” While the punchline drew laughter from Maher's studio audience, the 50 or so people who watched the clip at the TECO Theater at the Straz Center in Tampa remained silent. That segment was just one example of the "liberal bias" against women highlighted at "Lashing Back at the Backlash," a forum sponsored by Her New View, an initiative of Palladian View, a digital …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
While taking part in Republican National Convention, Thompson says Wisconsin will play key roles in presidential race and determining control of U.S. Senate.
TAMPA, Florida — There have been some elections in the past when observers have complained that you can't tell the difference between the Democrats and Republicans. But — according to former Gov. Tommy Thompson — that's clearly not the case in the 2012 race between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. "We’re going to have two distinct visions of America — one that's a government-controlled system and one that is more free, independent, capitalistic and focuses on private enterprise," Thompson said Tuesday during an interview at the Republican National Convention. "And the jurors — the voters — have to make a decision. It’s going to be for all the marbles," he added. "You either go in a new direction or you stay …