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Is Paul Ryan in St. Pete?

The GOP vice presidential hopeful may be sequestered somewhere in St. Petersburg, prepping for his debate against Vice President Joe Biden.

Was that Paul Ryan?

Sharp-eyed residents may catch a glimpse of the Republican vice presidential hopeful in St. Petersburg today, according to TBO.com.

Media reports place the Wisconsin Congressman in the 'burg, prepping for his Thursday night TV debate against Vice President Joe Biden.

From the posh Vinoy Hotel in downtown St. Petersburg to Caddy's on the Beach, Ryan could turn up just about anywhere, perhaps to work on his tan or get some R&R prior to the debate.

If Ryan is getting help or advice from a Tampa Bay mentor for the televised debate, it is anyone's guess who that political guru might be.

Could it be U.S. Rep. Bill Young, the longest-serving member of Congress? What do you think?

Do you think you saw Ryan around town? Where -- and with whom -- might the VP pick be staying?

Joseph Robert October 09, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Romney will LIE and say anything to get elected! Watch this video as Romney debates Romney! 1 million views already! Bottomline, Romney cannot be trusted to lead our GREAT NATION! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPgfzknYd20
Alan October 09, 2012 at 10:39 PM
LOL. Bill Young hasn't attended a debate in 20 years. Where would he have any credibility to council anyone on debating?
CJ October 09, 2012 at 11:10 PM
All he will have to do to out debate Biden is stay awake and let the old man talk. Biden is his own worse enemy. His mouth will do all of Ryan's work for him. With Obama and Romney, it was Obamas silence from the lack of teleprompters that did him in. With Biden it will be all the talking he does. If anything, the Dems probably wish Biden could also have teleprompters like Obama so they can tell him to watch his mouth. Ryan is going to cruise thru this just fine.
Dave L October 10, 2012 at 12:30 PM
JOBS-JOBS-JOBS and more JOBs. We need in the range of 500,00 jobs created per month to reach what is considered full employment. When people are working we need less welfare, less medicaid and governments collect more revenue.
JDMcC October 10, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Hahaha! "Biden is his own worse [sic] enemy." Joe Biden is the real deal. He is not a serial liar like Ryan and his filp-flopping, flim-flamming boss. RobMe and Lyin' are the most brazenly dishonest sociopaths to ever run for office in my lifetime, and I'm including Nixon in that estimation. They lie about everything, including who they are and what they represent. Their numbers do not in any way add up - unless of course you have some new kind of arithmetic from a parallel universe that you're relying on to make sense of what they say. Poor Lyin' is a cowardly freak who can't even confront basic, relevant questions from a small town reporter about why he feels that tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires are the sole answer to all our problems. This is what Poor Lyin' himself has said, and yet he is too weak to answer to it. He's out of his league and far outclassed by a guy like Biden. I fully expect Biden to pound Lyin' with a sledgehammer and gut him with a switchblade when they face off. Joe could debate Lyin' for 24 hours straight and still not finish the job of calling out all of his lies. Lyin' just tells too many lies to keep up with. He's a fundamentally dishonest sack of fecal matter, nothing more. And he's going down tomorrow night.
JDMcC October 10, 2012 at 02:26 PM
My thoughts exactly. Young is a tad out of practice in the debating realm, as everyone who lives in his district (except for the low-brow, low-information voters who moronically keep electing him to office) has long since figured out. Young doesn't even talk to the constituents he's paid to represent. Given Young's penchant for avoiding issues and voters, it makes sense that he'd be the kind of guy Poor Lyin' would go to for advice. Maybe he'll help Lyin' come up with a few more lies to peddle alongside his snake-oil salesman boss. "I have an elixir for that, ladies and gentlemen, fear not, and don't worry. Can't tell you what it's made of, of course - that would give away the secret to our wonderful potion. Just trust us! So what if we lie! A lie isn't a lie, you see, unless we say it is. Got it? And remember, OBAMA IS A SCARY BLACK MAN! HE'S BLACK!!!"
James Thomas October 10, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Joseph, how much is your salary from the Obama Campaign? I bet you're one of the 1%.
Nigel j Watson October 10, 2012 at 08:47 PM
I spotted a number of SS plates around the Vinoy on Monday - I feed the squirrels on alternate days
pjn fin October 13, 2012 at 02:52 AM
I am over this who circus of liers.These 2clowns Rom&Ryan They say anything they think will get them the votes.Are people that stup#d to believe these guys are honest.A true idi#t or repub$#n seems to feed into there BS.I hope we aren't going to have to put up with wa wa wa like we have in the past when they don't get there way.We are sick of poliiwood on tv and F#x with there rediculous accusations,they forgot the chad thet got our country into this world mess.But that is water over the dam. I was told that by a republican as we were discussing our countries unemployment.
Hank Brandt October 13, 2012 at 05:35 PM
I don't know where you are from,but in this country it's the american dream to make good,are you a communist if so why not leave this country,& if you have kids tell them the american dream is to go on welfare,food stamps and sit home & and let the hard working americans pay for there dream
Hank Brandt October 13, 2012 at 06:02 PM
If obama gets back in lets see if he can direct this country out of the mess he got us in so lets trust obama he never lies HA HA HA
sleepercy October 14, 2012 at 09:11 AM
I watched the debate? I thought Ryan was going to cry - no specifics - say anything to get elected - he obviously doesn't know math - numbers don'[t add up. If you vote for Romney/Ryan - God have mercy on your soul for all the children that will starve to death.

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