See pics as thousands gather in The Villages for Paul Ryan rally
by George Bennett | August 18th, 2012
Paul Ryan and his mother, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea resident Betty Douglas, take the stage this morning.
Lee Greenwood, whose recorded voice is familiar at Republican rallies, appears in the flesh this morning in The Villages.
THE VILLAGES — Thousands of people have gathered in this Republican-leaning Central Florida retiree bastion for Paul Ryan‘s first appearance in Florida as the Republican vice presidential candidate.
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See more pictures after the jump…
A portion of this morning's crowd.
Wisconsin native Lisa Sprung of Ocala on Paul Ryan: "I like his ability to research and be true to the ideals of the government and the way that he follows the constitution. And he's a cheesehead."
Michael Hurley of Mount Dora displays a hand-made sign.
Airplane tows banner that says "Paul Ryan: Keep Your Hands Off Our Medicare!" About 50 opponents marched near the event with similar signs.