Hours after being announced as the GOP Vice Presidential candidate for 2012, Congressman Paul Ryan and GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney rallied a packed crowd in Manassas, VA, just outside the Washington DC Beltway.
An overflow audience packed Old Town Manassas to get into the speech, zig, zagging across several city blocks.
Part of the line passed near the Obama campaign headquarters. Some of them were out, no doubt in part because their prospective unions (teachers) probably paid for them to be out.
Another group of protesters from DC came out, chanting their angry Leftist rants.
Some countered the protesters.
After the rally, Romney and Ryan rode the campaign bus through town, waving to the crowd along the sidewalks.
Let me say that I was at John McLame's 2008 rally in Woodbridge, VA and the difference between the two were like night and day. The pick of Paul Ryan has fired up and energized the GOP base. During the speech, the focus was on the economy, and the failed Obama record. Gov. Romney even mentioned how Obama had cut $700 billion out of Medicare to pay for Obamacare, a point I've been trying to remind readers here and on Twitter, in response to the scare tactics of the Regime and Socialist Democrat Party.
Romney did hit on Obama's "you didn't build that" line, made last month in Roanoke, VA.
I must note also that, compared to Obama's rally last month in Centreville, there were more attendees to the Romney/Ryan rally, while That One couldn't even fill up Centreville High School, from after the fact reports I heard. More protesters showed up to protest Obama as well, than they did to protest Romney today.
More assorted photos....
Robert Stacy McCain has more on the rally. He and blogger sidekick Smitty were there. I'm looking forward to the "Downfall" parody they're talking about making.