Romney, Ryan to reunite in New Hampshire on Monday
August 16th, 2012
01:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney, Ryan to reunite in New Hampshire on Monday

(CNN) - Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will reunite on Monday - just over a week after Romney introduced Ryan as his No. 2 - in New Hampshire, a campaign aide said Thursday, the state where Romney's announcement was originally set to take place.

Romney and Ryan campaigned together on Saturday and Sunday, then parted ways Sunday night with a handshake after a rally in Wisconsin, Ryan's home state. Their Monday event will be a town hall meeting at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, an official at the venue said.

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Romney then continued a bus tour with stops in Florida while Ryan went to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, where among those who met him were some hecklers.

Beth Myers, the longtime Romney aide who led the vice presidential search process, told reporters last weekend that the announcement of Ryan was supposed to take place last Friday in New Hampshire. But the memorial service for victims of a Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting last week was also scheduled for Friday, and the decision was made to introduce Ryan at the first stop of Romney's multi-state bus tour on Saturday - in front, as it happened, of the battleship USS Wisconsin.

The most recent poll of New Hampshire, which included voters contacted before and after the Ryan announcement, showed the race between Romney and President Barack Obama is statistically tied: 49% for Obama and 46% for Romney.

Romney owns a house in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesaukee.

– CNN Political Reporter Rachel Streitfeld contributed to this report


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan
soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    Oh, thank goodness...their lying is so much more entertaining when they do it together.

    August 16, 2012 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  2. GROVER NORQUIST IS AN ENEMY OF THE STATE

    Who cares! RELEASE YOUR TAXES!!!

    August 16, 2012 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  3. cali girl

    Re-Unite for what? Could it be to get their messages straight? Even the Medicare idea is goofing both of them up. Typical Robmey style is to flip flop it, which he did, not only depending on the day, but at which event he was currently at. Said he is with the Ryan plan 100%, that afternoon says he has his own plan that will revise the Medicare issue.
    Ryan was questioned by a reporter in Iowa, could not and would not answer anything with Medicare.

    August 16, 2012 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  4. WiredweirdinSF

    I used to read only the reader opinion column here at CNN Political Ticker and get discouraged with the lunacy of people. Then I started reading other publications opinon sections and realized that there are many more that are of the same opinion and point of view as I all over this country. I have come to the conclusion that all is not lost, Obama will be gone in January and the Republicans will retain control of the House and take control of the Senate and there isn't a thing the dope addicts, welfare frauds and corrupt union bosses can do about it.

    August 16, 2012 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  5. bb

    Got to love this Here's the back story, we’re told that shortly after Crumb and Get It told Biden’s advance people 'no' - the secret service walked in and told Chris McMurray "Thanks for standing up and saying 'no' - then they bought a whole bunch of cookies and cupcakes.

    McMurray said he's hoping folks will understand he just didn't want to be part of a photo op for an administration whose policies he doesn’t agree with

    August 16, 2012 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  6. Lionel

    These two buffoons are a match made in heaven. More tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires and gutting Medicare and social security. Screw the middle class and give to the rich. No thanks. Is Ryan going to explain his budget and cuts to medicare and social security at these events? Is Robme going to release his returns as well?

    Obama / Biden 2012

    August 16, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  7. demwit

    Release the tax returns! Release the tax returns!! Release the tax returns!!! Anything but the dismal economic record..

    August 16, 2012 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  8. California Gary

    These two belong on the same stage together......much like Abbot & Costello, Laurel & Hardy, Twiddle Dee & Twiddle Dum........you get the picture.

    August 16, 2012 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  9. WhereIsPalin

    Gotta love this RYAN / romney ticket. Almost as good as the old PALIN / mccain ticket.

    August 16, 2012 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  10. cali girl

    Demwit, we are still awaiting a plan from Robmey, so as such he can't talk about the economy because of that.
    He is just ducking and dodging the issues. No confirmation on Medicare, will they or won't they kill it. Tax returns, we are still waiting for them and have seen nothing. Can't talk about any issues because of his lack of an answer on EVERYTHING.

    August 16, 2012 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    "Is Ryan going to explain his budget and cuts to medicare and social security at these events?"

    Nah. He's already flip flopped and started doing the Etch-A-Sketch...you put your positions in, you pull your positions out, you put your positions in and you fake 'em all about.

    The new party line is that Rosco and Flash are running on Rosco's plan, which they refuse to detail or be specific about. It's far easier for them to lie about it and make magical unicorn fart double rainbow promises about it that way. Flash's plan had too many specifics and that's anathema to Rosco.

    August 16, 2012 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  12. Mikeunpublished

    Maybe when they're together they can finally "run the numbers" on Romney's nonexistent economic policy so they can stop dodging the subject by trashing Obama with lies!

    Doubtful, though. The American people won't fall for this smoke and mirrors act for another 11 weeks, Mr. Romney!

    Four more years!!!

    August 16, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  13. Peace

    I think some republicans are shaking their heads witnessing what is happening with this team. The team have wasted an important week of first impression, which will never be revived.

    August 16, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  14. RealityBites

    Obama's policies are geared toward certain groups of people and are good for those certain groups of people only.
    Romney's policies are geared toward America as a whole and are good for the whole instead of just a part of the whole.

    August 16, 2012 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  15. cali girl

    Reality we all would love to hear about those Robmey policies, if you would like to share that is great. As for Robmey though he has not given the rest of us his plans for anything.

    August 16, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  16. Obama - Ending the American Dream as We Know It

    Great news! I'll have to stop by and cheer them on. But not before I send them another contribution. I consider it an investment in my kids future.

    August 16, 2012 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  17. GI Joe

    I've seen and heard all I want to see and hear from R/R.

    The republican party that wants to shrink medicare to where it can be drowned in a bath tub (Norquist and Rove) all of a sudden are going to make it bigger and better and it isn't going to cost anyone anything. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    We're old, but we're not stupid.

    August 16, 2012 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  18. CanadaONE

    "Romney, Ryan to reunite in New Hampshire on Monday"

    is posssible that they are secretly GAY?

    August 16, 2012 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  19. Lynda/Minnesota

    "The team have wasted an important week of first impression, which will never be revived."

    They're counting on loud mouth Christie to turn it around at the Convention. Who would actually be running the country should Mr. Mittens get elected is anyone's guess. I'm placing my bets on another Dick Cheney hostile take-over similar to 2000-2008. Cheney's been all hooked up and ready to go for months now.

    August 16, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  20. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    On an earlier post, the GOP commie sympathizer VP candidate erroneously reported that China is using our president as a doormat. Pretty tough talk from an idiot who knows that Mittens cannot even stand up to Rush Limbaugh.

    August 16, 2012 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  21. adgnyc

    Didn't they say immediately after one of their first campaign appearances together that they would be campaigning separately until the convention? That they wouldn't be appearing anywhere together? Just another lie.

    August 16, 2012 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  22. bb

    Oblunder and bozo are idiots, if it has taken a democrap this long to figure it u now know how they got elected

    August 16, 2012 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  23. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Stumble and Bumble are back. No tax returns before the convention? Where are the tax return Twit?

    August 16, 2012 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  24. adgnyc

    Did they say after one of their first campaign appearances together that they would be campaigning separately until the convention? I seem to remember something about not appearing together any more until the Repugnant Convention. Another lie? Wouldn't surprise me.

    August 16, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  25. GI Joe

    The republican party that wants to shrink medicare to where it can be drowned in a bath tub (Norquist and Rove) all of a sudden are going to make it bigger and better and it isn't going to cost anyone anything. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    We're old, but we're not stupid.

    August 16, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
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