GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan appeared at a rally this morning at Deep Run High School in Glen Allen, Virginia. WTVR reports that an audience of more than 2,000 turned up for the rally. More impressive than the size of the crowd is the fact that supporters started lining up for the event around 2:00 a.m.
A reader with Bright Orange Advertising was on the scene. He forwards the photo below of recent alumni of Deep Run High School, where Ryan spoke. They joined the line around 7:00 a.m. with breakfast in hand.
Our man from Bright Orange Advertising also forwards the photo below, depicting the crowd 30 minutes before Ryan spoke.
He also provides the following timeline and highlights:
7:30 – The first arrivals, recent alumni of Deep Run High School, the event’s venue. They arrived at 7:00 and all said they were there because they wanted a change from the past four years. Note their choice of breakfast cuisine.
8:00 – Three hours to go, and a crowd’s already forming.
8:30 – The admission line extends from the gym building entrance, which is at the back of the Deep Run HS campus, all the way to Twin Hickory Road. Adjacent elementary school and public library parking lots were filled with vehicular overflow.
9:44 – More than an hour to go, and the gym’s packed.
11:00 – VA State Senator Ryan McDougle and daughter Reagan warm up the crowd.
Lt. Governor Bill Bolling – “Who would have thought that we’d long for the good old days of Jimmy Carter?”
Paul Ryan – “We have a choice to make – continue to decline, or get back our country’s greatness.”