Ryan stops in Ohio for some football
September 29th, 2012
03:57 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan stops in Ohio for some football

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - About a half an hour after kick-off between Big 10 rivals Ohio State and Michigan State, Rep. Paul Ryan showed up at a sports bar in Columbus to watch the Buckeyes play their rival Spartans in East Lansing, Michigan.

The Republican vice presidential candidate and graduate of Miami University of Ohio, visited Varsity Club, located less than 500 yards from Ohio stadium that claims to have one of the biggest tailgate parties in the country on home games.

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He shook hands and chatted with patrons, Miller Lite in hand.

Ryan attended an Ohio State game early in the football season - September 1 - when his alma mater went up against the Buckeyes.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio • Paul Ryan
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    I do not know as to who is going to vote for these idiots–I bet none of 47%, and victims... Yes, on OBAMA12.

    September 29, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  2. the GOP is full of RETARDS

    The nation is in shambles, and this is what the GOP decides is important to do right now. I see how it is...

    September 29, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  3. townie

    Wow, those people look very enthusiastic! It looks like one of those old pictures from the USSR!

    September 29, 2012 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  4. Jake

    Saddest bunch of people around, all look like they are paid to be there.

    September 29, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  5. ThinkAgain: Hey, networks, fact-check the debates in real-time and put it in the crawl!

    Presidential debate broadcasts should fact check the candidates statements in real time and have it appear as a crawl at the bottom of the screen.

    Since President Obama and Romney have both made several appearances before the public, most of their statements made at the debate could be easily fact-checked beforehand and then displayed in real time. New statements made could be easily checked by a relatively small group of fact-checkers and then displayed. All sources would be cited and a compilation of results (true, mostly true, false, mostly false, etc.), sources and detailed explanations could be posted on the Commission on Presidential Debates website.

    This would put the candidates on notice that they can't lie during the debates – and would greatly help inform American voters.

    September 29, 2012 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  6. Namejkane sfl a vote for the gop will cut your moms medicare and soc sec .can you afford to pay for them???

    How's the hotdog car business ,the only job your qualify for !!!!!

    September 29, 2012 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  7. Jeetu

    Why are we paying these elected officials when they are not working for us but are going all around the country talking about themselves to find their next job or to keep their job or both? Should they not take a leave without pay for these times? And who is doing the work needed to be done in the meantime? No wonder our country is in trouble. The Congress is not working and they don't even care that theya re not working. All they care is to get elected and relected.

    If we can get buy such long election cycles without them, then perhaps we don't need them in DC anyway. Thus, let us send all of them home and then we can reduce the deficit someone. Also, this will show all these people what it is like to be without a job and without health insurance. They should learn their lessons so that they will know that they need to be serious about their jobs.

    September 29, 2012 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  8. Name

    #GOP is full of regards: so its ok for Obama to go on the view and to a fund raiser with jay-z but not get together with world leaders at the UN. Thumbs up.

    September 29, 2012 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  9. Ed

    As a dem I like that. He's toasted as far as the election goes but good to see him out there rubbing elbows with the regular folks

    September 29, 2012 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  10. n

    Romney and Ryan are the worst presidential and vice presidential candidates ever. I hope they lose big because they will bring America down.

    September 29, 2012 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  11. jaimie

    Romneyhood ........ Give to the Rich take from the poor

    September 29, 2012 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  12. Ambrose Smith

    Did Ryan brag about how he ran a 3.9 second 40 yard dash??

    September 29, 2012 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  13. townie

    It seems they changed picture now... still, I don't see a crowd there.... and they don't look particularly excited either!

    September 29, 2012 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  14. once upon a horse

    pretty nice crowd there really diverse looks just like the GOP convention.

    September 29, 2012 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  15. Michael

    There is a team that can get America back on track.

    They have the experience and skills to create jobs, increase prosperity and salaries, decrease need for government dependence, decrease national debt, and increase the strength of the USA again–at home and abroad!

    Obama had his chance for four years–it's time to step aside, and give Romney/Ryan opportunity to fix things now.

    If Romney/Ryan win in 2012, America wins!

    If Obama/Biden win, then the opposite...

    September 29, 2012 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  16. Lyla M

    Is he telling them about that marathon he did in under 3 hrs.? What a stud!

    September 29, 2012 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  17. Thomas

    The Ducks did it again !

    Not many in the bar with Ryan.

    September 30, 2012 02:26 am at 2:26 am |
  18. sunRise

    GOP has not done anything constructive for us in the last 4 years except going against the President just to make sure he will be a one-term president. GOP did all these at the expense of us, the common citizen.

    What scares me is both Romney and Ryan keep on changing their stories and telling us anything we want to hear to get our votes. They look like snake oil salesmen to me.

    September 30, 2012 06:56 am at 6:56 am |
  19. Bev

    i don't know what you guys are thinking our debt alone is reason enough to fire obama time to give romney a chance or our children will never have the life that you @ i have enjoyed we owe it to our kids

    September 30, 2012 07:33 am at 7:33 am |