FAIR POLITICS: Paul Ryan Reaction
The sea of the curious spread well before the lunch hour.
Some waited more than two hours to finally get their chance for that strained view of Paul Ryan’s entrance into the Iowa political world.
It’s the extra emergence of energy some say Mitt Romney needed in Iowa.
Terry Kach of Ankeny said, “Romney was not my first choice. But he is the choice. I like this choice. And we’re here to support him.”
But it soon become obvious others were not. Hecklers started their planned attack moments after Ryan’s first words.
That began the un-State Fair-like back and forth shouting match
As the crowd’s annoyance grew, their impatience for the protesters did, too.
Longtime Des Moines protestor Frank Cordero joined in, his armed bloodied by a fall. He added to the fracas by grabbing the arm of a Romney supporter.
Another Ryan supporter had enough, and dumped water on a heckler.
Earlier, Ryan became swarmed so fast by so many, he’d started this event early, meaning the late arrivals missed Ryan, the hecklers…everything.