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Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan Give Interview to '60 Minutes': VIDEO


Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan sat down for their first joint interview with CBS News' Bob Schieffer in which they discuss the pick process, how Ryan feels about being the VP pick, their message, and how many tax returns Ryan plans to release — "two years", the same as Romney...


Ryan will be skipping Florida today while Romney continues what was supposed to be their joint bus tour there. Could it be because Ryan wants to do away with Medicare?:

Romney adviser Kevin Madden denied that the campaign was keeping Ryan out of Florida because of his proposal to privatize Medicare for people under 55; tinkering with the program for the elderly has long been toxic in Florida politics.

"This has more to do with expanding our bandwidth," he told reporters here on Sunday morning. "Gov. Romney is going to be talking about the issues that are important to Floridians."

Michelangelo Signorile write about Ryan's gay rights record at the HuffPost:

All of that has added up to a a big fat zero, consistently, from the Human Rights Campaign on its congressional scorecard, except for the session in which Ryan voted for ENDA, when he scored a 10 out of 100. (Predictably, a fleeting 10 rating is enough to send validation-starved gay Republicans into spasms of delight over the choice of Ryan as Romney's running mate.)

When the topic of gay rights comes up now, Ryan accuses the media of focusing on a meaningless issue and tries to change the subject. "Actually, I came on to talk about the debt crisis we have and the budget, and I think that's the driving issue of this election," he said when asked about gay marriage on Meet the Press this past February. "But look, I supported the Wisconsin amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman."

As Think Progress points out, Ryan has a voting record to reflect every anti-LGBT position that Romney has taken.

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  1. Ryan drove the Oscar Meyer Weiner mobile, as a job, after college...

    It's gonna get increasingly ugly, folks...

    Posted by: Gross | Aug 13, 2012 10:35:02 AM

  2. sweet jesus lord that pic looks like White Frat Boys From Hell.

    and their politics are even worse.

    Posted by: redball | Aug 13, 2012 10:57:56 AM

  3. "sweet jesus lord that pic looks like White Frat Boys From Hell."

    Oh look, everybody, another "I hate white people" comment from a gay, black male on Towleroad.com.....the same ones that scream "racism" whenever even the most homophobic of blacks are called out for their hatred of gay people.

    Posted by: Rick | Aug 13, 2012 11:09:14 AM

  4. "Oh look, everybody, another "I hate white people" comment from a gay, black male on Towleroad.com..."

    Now, now, now, Rick. I liked John Kerry. I liked Al Gore. I liked Big Cigar Bill Clinton. I liked Michael Dukakis...hell, I even liked that bastard John Edwards for a while. There a lot of White people I like. I just hate those two dry-azz motha' f.ckas pictured above.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Aug 13, 2012 11:21:27 AM

  5. @Rick. What is it that black people and women did to you to make you so bitter (or was it just one big black woman)?

    Posted by: Mike | Aug 13, 2012 11:32:56 AM

  6. To be accurate, Paul Ryan is actually worse on gay issues than Romney.

    The version of the Federal Marriage Amendment that he voted for would have forcibly divorced legally married same-sex couples. Even Romney doesn't go that far.

    Posted by: Sean | Aug 13, 2012 11:43:42 AM

  7. I am fairly certain that as a child Rick was pushed down on the playground by a lesbian and a queeny black boy who took his lollipop. There's really no other way to explain his childish animosity toward women, non white folks, and anyone identifiable as gay.

    Posted by: ChristopherM | Aug 13, 2012 11:55:02 AM

  8. RICK is an *ss. white frat boys can be darling (it's rare, though....)

    we all know the frat boys who are smarmy over-confident elitist douchebags. this is what the two men on the Repub ticket represent. hence, "From Hell."

    Posted by: redball | Aug 13, 2012 12:05:53 PM

  9. CHRISTOPHERM, that was perfect.

    Posted by: redball | Aug 13, 2012 12:07:22 PM

  10. Self hating = voting for the 2party system.

    Why Is Gay Media Ignoring Alternative Political Parties?

    Why Is LGBTI Media Ignoring Alternative Political Parties?

    Posted by: Jeff 4 Justice | Aug 13, 2012 12:42:40 PM

  11. Two rich pretty boys totally out of touch with reality, and patently unqualified to run this country.

    Posted by: Jack M | Aug 13, 2012 1:05:13 PM

  12. I'm white as the day is long, and I think they look like the white frat boys from Hell.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Aug 13, 2012 2:14:06 PM

  13. I can't believe y'all fell for that troll Rick. We need to stop indulging him and just ignore whatever he posts.

    Posted by: MateoM | Aug 13, 2012 3:02:02 PM

  14. So the economist joins the greed-ridden elitist to try and buy their way to the White House- What a team! Ryan will need to get fitted for his Magic Mormon Underwear soon! These sacred undergarments harness the power of the Almighty to cough up enough cash for their crusade to the highest seats in the land. See for yourself how these miracles are performed and how money plays its role in politics at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/05/mitt-romneys-magic-mormon-underwear.html

    Posted by: Brandt Hardin | Aug 13, 2012 7:31:45 PM

  15. @ Jeff 4 Justice: The simple answer is that the next president will be either Obama or Romney. A vote for anybody else is a thrown away vote.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 13, 2012 11:14:36 PM

  16. As fine a looking Irish-American as is Paul Ryan, this grandson of Irish immigrants will vote for Obama and another fine looking Irish-American, Joe Biden.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 14, 2012 12:31:34 AM

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