Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Paul Ryan leaves iReporters 'fired up'


iReporters made their wishes known last week about whom GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney should pick as his running mate. Since then, we asked those same iReporters to share their thoughts on the decision to go with Rep. Paul Ryan. Most agree that Ryan has changed the campaign, that he will energize the Republican base, and quite possibly the Democratic base as well.

Sam Otto got exactly what he wanted. The 16-year-old Romney supporter was pulling for fellow Wisconsinite Ryan to run for vice president, the only iReporter to do so last week.

“[Ryan] brings with him experience and ideas to appeal to voters and to help present himself and Mitt Romney as a clear alternative to Obama. Thus hopefully turning this into a substantive debate.”

Otto, of course, is a few years younger than the bloc of voters that the GOP hope to recapture from President Obama in November with Ryan.

Geoffrey Phillips was one of several iReporters to make a public plea with Romney to pick former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Phillips even took part in a debate with Otto over Skype, so he took the time to research Ryan beforehand.

The political moderate from Cotati, California said that he saw Ryan’s Medicare reform as a possible drawback, but the more he looked into Ryan, he was impressed with his tenacity.

“I love that, that’s exactly what we need,” he said. “He is the Obama attack dog.”

Phillips said he is ready to support Ryan.

Others like conservatives Kathi Cordsen of Fullerton, California, and Vernon Hill of Morehead City, North Carolina – Rice fans both – were on board with the Ryan candidacy.

Cordsen described herself as “fired up” after hearing Romney speak on Saturday, at the first event where Ryan was introduced.

“I am not into politics so what he said really got to me,” she said. 'The Romney/Ryan ticket could give us the chance to get America back to its glory.”

Hill was also excited for Ryan, calling him a “different breed of politician.”

“He is honest, does not play games, and his ego does not lead him.”

Rick Huffman of Saint Joseph, Michigan was hoping that Sen. Marco Rubio might be on the ticket. Despite that, he was heartened to see Ryan get the nod.

"With him next to Romney, my hopes are even higher that Romney will win this election,” he said.

On the other hand, the more left-leaning Matt Sky of New York felt Romney’s smartest pick would have been former Gov. Tim Pawlenty. The choice of Ryan, he said, “changes the conversation.” (It’s a feeling shared by independent iReporter Gretchen Essenmacher of Punta Gorda, Florida, who theorized that Ryan could drive some voters to Obama: "I think people may fear what they assume Romney/[Ryan] would mean.")

Sky said that Pawlenty would not energize Obama’s base as much as Ryan. At the same time, he said that Romney’s base is also energized (and the pro-Romney iReporters seem to bear that out).

“We have very articulate, intelligent candidates across the board, so I think we can expect a fascinating, very unique election year, not about personality or popularity points, but one of substance.”

Check out more views on Ryan here, and join the conversation.

12 Comments
August 14, 2012
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Good report, and a very solid and stabilizing selection by the Romney people. No more Quayles or Palins please...

August 14, 2012
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I am very pleased.

August 14, 2012
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Definitely had the conversation going here on iReports and hasn't stopped across the country or in other social media, such as Twitter and Facebook. Main stream media is not letting it die nor are either ideological fringes. Ryan has stirred the debate.

 

Thanks, hhanks for the round-up.

August 15, 2012
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I AM RETIRED MILITARY MY FATHER IS RETIRED MILITARY. MY DAD IS A VEIATNAM VET. ON ONE BATTLE THEY LOST 40% OF THEIR TROOPS. MIT ROMNEY HID OUT IN FRANCE HE DOES NOT PAY HIS TAXES AND HE HAS 5 SONS THAT FEEL THAT THE COUNTRY IS NOT WORTH DEFENDING, YET HE TALKS OF ATACKING IRAN? I SAY GO AHEAD BUT ONLY IF A COUPLE OF HIS SONS ARE WALKING POINT.

August 15, 2012
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Is this really iReport worthy? We will have enough of the back and forth in the national news where we will all have to make up our own minds and reach a decision. There are so many other individual stories to tell, the political one does not seem to change much regardless who is running... So why it would be a top iReport?

August 16, 2012
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buckhater, and Obama has served where?

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August 26, 2012
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 25, 2012. For more information: 250 West 49 Street, New York, NY 10019. 917-653-3059 Email:danbarani@rocketmail.com Case: 12-1963

BARANI VS. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, CIA, DOD AND DHS.

    

MY ORDEAL IN THE HANDS OF UNITED STATES SECRET AGENTS.

New York, NY – I, Daniel Barani is suing the FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, CIA, DOD and DHS for negligent falsehood, invasion of privacy and malicious prosecution in order to restore back my constitutional rights which has been seriously violated and to recover all the monetary relief I am entitled to, for all the physical, mental, psychological and emotional trauma which I have been undergoing in the hand of the United States government secret agents since the past six years.

I have continuously suffered multiple forms of harassment, abuse and torture from the same government secret agents out of their bias and discriminatory motive because of my nationality of origin. I was intentionally selected and falsely profiled as a terrorist based on my ethnic status. Without my consent and unknown to me, my foods and drinks were surreptitiously being laced with a prohibited drug known as lysergic acid diethylamide (CIA CODE NAME: LSD-25) and using me for a secret 9/11 hysteria fuelled mind control experiments and manipulations that uses immigrants profiled as terrorist for their subjects. They have continued to monitor and observe my reactions to their mind-controlled experiment by keeping me under surveillance 24/7 through the cable TV and the internet.

I have instituted a legal action against them in order to obtain justice as well as to legally free me from their hideous and insidious enslavement agenda.

They have violated my fifth, sixth and fourteenth Amendment rights; I have been racially abused, falsely profiled and illegally detained on many occasions without any reasonable suspicion of criminal or terrorist acts or association with anyone any organization with those purposes or goals, causing me an intensive and massive psychological/emotional distress and physical injury.

Based on the above, I have unrelentlessly from December 2008 up till this day pursued this matter at different court sittings both at the Pennsylvania and New York States Courts in order to obtain a fair trial and justice. The last incident was the dismissal of my case without even a trial on April 26, 2012 which I strongly objected to and immediately filed a notice of appeal on May 4, 2012.

Regrettably, all these attempts to obtain justice within the States of Pennsylvania and New York judicial systems were totally frustrated with abusive legal tactics which have resulted to suppression of evidence and malicious prosecution due to the unsupported and erroneous legal theories used on defenseless citizens like me. And as such, litigation continues with little or no effect at all.

This is why I darefully insist to expose the whole truth to the public, especially by seeking the unrelenting support of the “PRESS” – who are known as the “voice for the defenseless” and all human rights organizations in order to expose such oppressive and despicable act of government secret agents and also to obtain justice not just for myself but for all who have innocently suffered the unjust and unethical human experimentation in the hand of the United States government secret agents.

Please review my press release for further detail. Danbarani.blogspot.com                           

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September 29, 2012
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Obama is better than Romney because even ex president of us said what Obama has done but i think Romney is just repeating all Obama plan .i think we should give Obama last chance  for him to finish his job because 1 he brought most of the soldier back   home and he is doing other things, we shouldn't;t listen to the stupid talk of Paul and Romney .

Paul and Romney shouldn't say Obama haven't done anything , it was all about George bush who misused all America money for military so that makes America to go backwards and Obama is trying to bring things back for America to be happy .listen to this Romney was making fun  of Obama's wife Micheal's show why this , u Romney ur wife doesnt't have no shape and to tell u the truth  Obama wife is better than yours also think about better plan not repeating Obama's plan   

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September 29, 2012
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we are going to regret if we make Romney to be the president of America

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