It was quite the day. Paul Ryan held a rally this afternoon in Springfield, VA, a burb of Washington, DC. Iain's Wife and I decided to take in the festivities. I felt bad because I kept seeing all this people I know and got distracted. Sorry Iain's Wife if I was rude. She was able to give an interview with some French paper or something. I will let her tell you that story, it was kind of funny.
There were about 10 or so Obama supporters holding a protest rally, holding signs about Medicare of all things. Yea, keep drinking that Kool-Aid. Obamacare cut $700 B from Medicare and you are accusing Romney/Ryan of trying to destroy it? Nice try. At one point they were singing The National Anthem. I thought this was behavior that should be encouraged, so I tried to join them for the last stanza. I then congratulated them on knowing the words. I then got back to my work of helping collect signatures for American for Prosperity.
We make it inside and find a comfy place to sit. We were in high school gym and it just continued to get hotter and hotter. It is a long wait if you want to get a half way decent place to hang out, but then it takes a few hours for them to show after that.
We did have a little excitement with what I believe was a Ron Paul fan, interrupting the speech with chants about the stimulus spending that Paul Ryan has done. I can't imagine that would anger a Obamanut. They have never found a spending project that they don't like.
It was nice day. We heard from a bunch of local pols. I am unable to download the pics into this post, but here is a link that you can go to. Iain's Wife was nice enough to even circle the protester for you.