Paul Ryan tailgates on Packer game day
November 4th, 2012
01:07 PM ET
10 years ago

Paul Ryan tailgates on Packer game day

Green Bay, Wisconsin (CNN) - Paul Ryan briefly tailgated outside Lambeau Field before his beloved Green Bay Packers played NFC rival Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Wearing a Green Bay Packer jacket and tie, the Wisconsin lawmaker and Republican vice presidential nominee was swarmed by a crush of reporters and supporters near Sideline Sportsbar and a Romney campaign bus.

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Ryan didn't appear to indulge in a Miller Lite, his beer of choice, but he played the bean bag-toss game "cornhole" with his kids.

Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Ron Johnson and Rep. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin appeared with the seven-term congressman. Mitt Romney's sons, Matt and Josh, also joined their father's running mate in Green Bay, along with four of Romney's grandkids.

The vice presidential hopeful's visit to Green Bay was brief. He arrived Saturday night, tailgated less than 15 minutes and left an hour and a half before kick-off so he could begin a four-state blitz with rallies in Ohio, Minnesota and Colorado.

At a town hall earlier this month, in Waukesha, Ryan said he was feeling positive about a recent win by the Packers and was hoping that might rub off on his party and end a 28-year losing streak for Republican presidential nominees in his home state.

"And in Wisconsin we have shown that if leaders step up and lead we as voters have their backs. We haven't dedicated our electoral votes since 1984 to the Republican nominee. It is time we change that," Ryan said on Oct. 15. "We are on a winning streak here in Wisconsin. Let's keep that winning streak going."

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. g

    i don,t think the founding fathers would be giving tax breaks to off shore investor,s or banking they were american

    November 4, 2012 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  2. B.

    Ryan is lying again just like his boss, the Republicans are losing big-time and are in Defense mode now.

    November 4, 2012 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  3. GOP = Greed Over People!

    It should be obvious to the GOP "chri$tians", that when democracy wins and cannot be purchased by the rich 1%, that even in " this horrible situation" of a black man in "their" White House, it is indeed, "god's will"!

    November 4, 2012 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  4. dachozen1

    He and Romney are so fake. They wash dishes that are clean at shelter, Romney buys $5000 worth of stuff for Sandy and then give it to people in line to see him for a photo shot.

    November 4, 2012 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F

    What I find amazing is that right wing nut jobs actually think Mittens will stand up to China, when he is afraid of four women on the View. Flipper is a liar and is not worthy of the highest office in the world. While he protested in favor of the Viet Nam War, he then hid in France. He was a failure as governor in MA, and has surrounded himself with the same Bush advisors who gave us a near depression, two unfunded wars, and a $12 trillion national debt.

    November 4, 2012 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |

    No way would I want to tailgate with Lyin Ryan.

    November 4, 2012 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  7. GI Joe

    He's absolutely what this country does NOT need. Hope Wisconsin votes him out too. And Cantor is up to no good.

    November 4, 2012 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  8. anonoymous

    Aint gonna happen...the state has seen the real Paul Ryan and dont like what they see.....maybe Romney can get him a job at Bain Capital?

    November 4, 2012 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |