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Glimpse inside the Romney/Ryan rally in Waukesha

Glimpse inside the Romney/Ryan rally in Waukesha

I attended the Paul Ryan/Mitt Romney rally in Waukesha, WI, this past Sunday evening, where the crowd of nearly 10,000 mirrored other huge turnouts around the country.

There was a group of about 15 protesters, organized by SEIU, Obama for America, and, lining the entrance to the rally, captured best in this video. What struck me most was the contrast between those outside (another video) and the atmosphere inside.

At least these Wisconsinites were overjoyed at the hometown pick. It almost felt as though Ryan was the one at the top of the ticket, and Romney was his VP. For a taste of how it felt, I put together some of my clips:

The soundtrack playing in the background was recorded live at the event and is the theme from “Air Force One,” which the Romney team chose as the official Ryan introduction music. It started to play as the campaign bus rolled up, and I think they picked well. It seemed to capture the gravity of both the “serious pick” and the serious task the Romney-Ryan has ahead of them, and was a contrast with the Kid Rock theme Romney has been using for his overall campaign.


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Thank you Anne, that rally was a beautiful thing, teared up a few times.

It’s been quite a political year for the Wisconsin GOP!

Also, do you suppose that will change its name to Don’ That’s their position now.

Well done Anne!! Your video looks professional!
How wonderful it was to see all those people there in Wisconsin and in North Carolina over the weekend. Lifted my spirits 🙂

You’re right Anne, the contrast between both sides at the rally was stark – boy am I glad I’m with Romney/Ryan!

Happy Days ahead!

I wonder if that heckler ever asks Obama about the Delphi workers? HAHA! As IF!

It was clear to see how emotional Ryan was, and the crowd. Hometown boy does good! It also tugs at our emotions. Very, very nicely done, Anne.

    Henry Hawkins in reply to gasper. | August 14, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    It humanizes Ryan in a sincere, unscripted, genuine way. How can they demonize the candidate in this video?

    Again, great work, Ms. Sorock.

TrooperJohnSmith | August 14, 2012 at 5:32 pm

The theme from Air Force One? Wow.

Listen to theme with an Obama spin, and it could be called Air Farce Won and sound suspiciously like the theme from Sanford & Son.

Ya know.

If this ‘ticket’ can turn it around, Paul Ryan has the ‘inside track’ to the 2020 presidency. Let’s hope everything goes well…

Absolutely fantastic. Music was very inspiring. You did good Prof.

BannedbytheGuardian | August 15, 2012 at 2:43 am

According to Gallup only 64% of Americans adults have even thought about the election.

As of July 08 it was 70%.

From that base figure it is starting 10% behind.

When it gets down to real votes -it might reach historic lows.