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Ryan Hits Stride with Teaching Over Stumping


At a recent townhall meeting, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan apologized in advance for his use of a PowerPoint presentation. But that's his style. As much as he is a legislator, Ryan is also an educator. And we may be seeing more of the education strategy in the days to come.

As pointed out in a National Review report on a townhall meeting at the University of Central Florida, Ryan discussed "the trajectory of federal spending, as well as the Romney-Ryan plan for Medicare. He laughed, he lectured, and he engaged with attendees."

Ryan's use of colorful pie charts and PowerPoint slides over the weekend signals a subtle shift in his stump strategy. Two Republicans close to Ryan tell National Review Online that Ryan has privately pushed his advisers to add more town-hall meetings to his schedule.

"[Ryan] really wants to open things up and get back to the bread and butter of the budget," says a Ryan confidant. A second Ryan source agrees, telling NRO that the wonky lawmaker wants to use the sessions to highlight how the Romney camp "sees this as a 'choice' election."

The report points out the over 500 townhall meetings that Ryan has held as a congressman. Now, as the Romney-Ryan campaign enters it's final weeks, Americans may be seeing more. It's Ryan in his element, and the campaign would do well to put him to good use.

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  1. billwvComment by billwv
    September 26, 2012 @ 9:03 am

    We really need to have a ‘teacher’ after we have had so much ‘dictation’ of ‘what and who’ we are. I would like to know about how we are to extract ourselves from the perilous pit of ‘economic collapse’ that is looming just on the horizon and what we are to do concerning a ‘foreign policy’ that [stinks] smells to high heaven.
    We need Romney [as a business professional] and Ryan [as someone who actually knows what we are in and how to get out].

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    • gopluvaComment by gopluva
      September 26, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

      Yes we do. Teaching is good. There are a lot of folks out there that dont know anything except what they hear from candidates. Paul is a very good speaker and he lets people absorb his leaning.He and Romney compliment each other very well.

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    • CarmineComment by Carmine
      September 26, 2012 @ 11:33 pm

      Anyone want a free voice stress analyzer to check out Obama’s lies.
      You can download it at:

      It’s a short 65 meg program. Download it, try it, let us know how
      it works. If you like it give it to someone else.

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    • siquijorislandComment by siquijorisland
      September 27, 2012 @ 3:56 am

      Yes truth is a real breath of clean air.
      Vote out Obama we do not need more lies.

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  2. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    September 26, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    I have been telling you for months that Ryan was the man to bring clarity to the confusion. Having a direct line to the Wisonsin educational freedom fighters who won that state back from socialist Union dominance does not hurt his ability to defeat the Democrat education deceivers either. I can’t wait to see Biden squirm in debate as Ryan reams every Liberal “FEEL GOOD” Progressive talking point where Ryan’s reason oversomes Biden’s mindless emotional pandering. Ryan will clarify just what the Democrats have really done to harm our kids and their Democrat created future of economic and moral slavery. Hopefully the Unions will crater and our kids will again be taught HOW to think, not WHAT to think which is our real American heritage. Get those kids of yours in front of the TV for a real education on American Constitutional truths. The Child in an adult’s body Biden is about to get an education himself. The redefinition of what it really means to be an American is about to reveal just how impotent Obama and Biden’s dream to define us are.

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  3. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    September 26, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    Democrats should be glad the Republicans are spending their money to create Campaign jobs that make Obama look like a job creator before the election. Problem is that if the Democrats win, these and even MORE jobs will dissappear after the election, just like before the election as people who can invest in America continue to flee overseas with their money to avoid the Democrat tax rape and redistribution of money and morals, in a land where failure is edified over success, and emotion is edified over reason and results, and beggars become the new paradigm of leadership

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  4. noveldogComment by noveldog
    September 26, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    Just when we thought we had hit bottom then Obama and Moochelle came along.

    “Moochelle could you bring me another Ale King?”
    “Get it yourself I am packing for my next safari and all my hand maidens are busy.”

    “Would somebody please get me my golf clubs? Shucks, I guess I will have to call up my rump kissing news media to get someone to obey my orders around here? It’s all Bush’s fault. He spoiled them waiting on them at all those barbecues at his ranch. Now they just look at me and smile.”

    “Moochelle get one of the kids to get me an Ale King, and I will give you a new credit card…. with a no limit sign on it. You can buy all the pretty things you want…. and charge it to good Old Uncle Sam. Those tax payers will never know the difference.”

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  5. oleteabagComment by oleteabag
    September 26, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    We really DO need a teacher, after such a large percentage of the American population has revealed themselves to be clueless IDIOTS who would follow a Communist Pied Piper to PERDITION because they are too STUPID to discern that he is a lying *******.

    I’m not sure these idiots CAN be educated, but it can’t hurt to try! Even our president, the so-called “smartest man in the room” seems clueless about our history, how the American economy works, and any number of other important subjects. Seems like they didn’t teach him much in all that fancy Ivy-League education he got. Or at least they taught him all the wrong things!

    And speaking of education, we need to take our schools and colleges at ALL levels back from the damned liberals who have co-opted the entire educational system in America and turned it into little more than a re-education camp for left-wing radical claptrap!

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      September 26, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

      Here is why our government has no business in education. Source unknown:

      ” All you Need to Know about Government Bureaucracy:

      ** Lord’s prayer:………………………………………….66 words.
      ** Archimedes’ Principle:………………………………67 words.
      ** 10 Commandments:……………………………… 179 words.
      ** Gettysburg address:……………………………….286 words.
      ** Declaration of Independence:……………….. 1,300 words.
      ** US Constitution with all 27 Amendments:…7,818 words.
      ** US Government regs on sale of cabbage:..26,911 words.


      Don’t even ask how many words are in ObamaCare!
      Our government run schools are producing people who are as dependent and incompetant as our government.

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  6. coonhoundComment by coonhound
    September 26, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    Mr. Ryan and GOPUSA staff. I hope the Romney campaign gets this message. It is in regards to Bill Clinton’s comment about the economy at the DNC convention. If I were running, I would say to America that Bill Clinton was correct when he said no one could have fixed the economy. . even me .. He is right because Obama’s policies are the wrong policies to solve the problems we have now and what we had 4 years ago. If we moved to the solutions that will grow jobs and economy, then anyone could fix the economy. Basically following Romney’s 5 step program. Go Mr. Ryan. Teach America to make the right choiice on Nov 6.Do you agree or disagree and why?

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    • gopluvaComment by gopluva
      September 26, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

      I agree. Mainly because how can you trust a man who stands up for obama knowing he doesnt like him?ow can you trust a president that would stand with the muslims against America/Romney and Ryan together will be able to turn us around and get us back on an even keel. but we need majorities in both houses no matter who is president.

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  7. way2coolComment by way2cool
    September 26, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

    I am impressed with both this article and those who have responded. Finally, clarity, honesty, and supportive facts. Paul Ryan has ‘hit the nail on the head’….the voters need to see more of the ‘show & tell’ system of explaining exactly what the Romney/Ryan campaign is. BRAVO!

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