August 15, 2012 1:48 PM
Paul Ryan: Richmond VA 8/16, Arlington, VA 8/17
Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, is coming back to Virginia this week and he needs your support!
I would like to invite you to join me in supporting America's Comeback Team of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan at two Romney Victory fundraisers taking place tomorrow and Friday in Virginia. Virginia is a critically important battleground state in November's presidential election and we must make sure that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan win.
On Thursday, August 16th, Paul Ryan will be in Richmond with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and on Friday, August 17th Paul Ryan will be in Arlington. Both fundraisers start at 5:30pm. For more information on how to attend, please call 703-299-1226 or email Matthew Welsh at matthew@
On Friday, I will be joining Paul Ryan for a rally at Deep Run High School in Glen Allen. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. and the program starts at 11:00 a.m. To RSVP and get your ticket, please visit www.mittromney.com/
I hope you will join me in supporting America's Comeback Team at these events to make sure we win Virginia in November!
Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling
My husband and children drove about 45 minutes from home to a neighboring city this past Sunday to hear Romney and Ryan, along with several NC state politiicians. I, being sick, was stuck at home and pretty bummed about it.
They stood outside in the heat and sun, and then later stood inside an hot un-air conditioned warehouse facility for a total of 3 hrs. before they even saw R & R.
This isn't the first time we've taken our children with us to hear a politician. My oldest couldn't have been more than 3yrs. old the first time we went to hear a politician in person. On that occasion, it was in the middle of summer, in a hot gymnasium and my middle child was just a baby in my arms.
We've repeated going to hear political figures in person, sometimes when it terribly hot and sometimes when it quite cold, many times over since 1997.
I had asked my husband to call with reports of what was going on and how they were doing. As I thought about the conditions, I gave a lot of thought as to why we do this (we are not "groupies"). This is what I told them: We live in an age where we can be almost anywhere, anytime and push a button or look around us and catch a sound bite of a political figure talking to "the people". It is still so important that we stand in person before people who make decisions on our behalf and hear them unfiltered, to hear the fluctuations in their voice, to see the expressions on their faces, to hear the sincerity--or lack thereof--in their voices, to see what they say or do when something unscripted or unexpected happens. It's also important that both sides of an issue or belief see physical bodies show up for "the cause" or candidate.
We have some interesting stories from such ventures and most involve extreme temperatures. But I also remember when they were too young to be up sooo late making TEA Party signs for the rally the next day and how I talked a (new to us) doctor's office into moving an appointment to later in the day for a sick child so we could make the rally. We've heard politicians who were heroes, a president, national political candidates, congressmen and representatives. We've even had very impromptu occurrences when we got to hear local people. We've met some interesting people, seen interesting things, and always spot and talk about the secret service agents if it's a national politician or official.
I hope this will be an encouragement for others to make efforts to show up for the right causes and candidates. It absolutely worth it!
Posted by: von | August 15, 2012 11:18 PM