Paul Ryan to Participate in Google+ Hangout at Mountain View Headquarters

Virtual video chat with the Republican vice presidential nominee begins at 11 a.m. PST.

Update: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8: Rep. Paul Ryan participated this morning in a 30-minute Google+ Hangout inside building 40 at Mountain View Google headquarters at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway.

A Google representative, who identified himself as "Davis," apologized for not being able to give Patch access to Ryan during the event and said he was just visiting the campus to participate in the virtual meeting with constituents from several parts of the country.

"Unfortunately we're being told he doesn't have time," Davis said about asking the candidate if he could answer questions from the media either before or after the hangout.

Participants during the event, which seems to have lasted only about 16 minutes and attended by five people, were from various parts of the country with the moderator being in Boston, Davis said.


Following an early this morning, Rep. Paul Ryan will head over to the Mountain View Google headquarters building at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway for a Google+ Hangout.

The Republican vice presidential nominee will participate in the virtual video chat from inside the powerful worldwide corporation which provides Internet-related products and services.

According to Google spokeswoman Samantha Smith, Ryan is scheduled to begin the "Skype-type" of event at 2 p.m. EST, which is 11 a.m. PST. He will interact with so-called "victory centers," or campaign offices in Nevada, Wisconsin, Virginia, and Florida.

No media is being allowed at the event, Smith said, but press who wish to watch the event are being told to view the proceedings via Ryan's Google+ page which can be found here: http://bit.ly/Qshpgi.

Later this afternoon, Ryan will head on over to Fresno for a fundraiser at the Convention Center there and on Thursday he campaigned in Los Angeles and then Sparks, NV.

Patch will try to catch Ryan as he's entering the Mountain View Google headquarters location.

Tamara C. September 10, 2012 at 11:17 AM
@Susan....AWESOME! lol... We need another site to fact check factcheck.org. CNN does a better job, frankly. I notice the people of this board on the GOP bandwagon are Mcmansion builders *ahem* and others are too cowardly to list their real occupations on their profile (is foolery an occupation?) I can appreciate discretion, but search your heart. Not all of us can "afford" Romney for president. Some of us are barely scraping by, working in the public sector or for very little wage, in an affluent area that forgets its working class. When you vote, think of people outside of yourself. Think of an America that was built on all kinds of people—not just the Harvard business elite.
Susan September 10, 2012 at 05:04 PM
The look on Norah O'Donnell's face is absolutely priceless: "You voted for defense cuts, now you're criticizing the President for those same defense cuts that YOU voted for and called a victory. " Pants On Fire: "No no…" Face the Nation video: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3460_162-57509048/ryan-defends-his-support-of-defense-cuts/?tag=showDoorFlexGridRight;flexGridModule President Clinton said it best during his amazing DNC speech: “When congressman Ryan looked into the TV camera and attacked President Obama’s Medicare savings as the ‘biggest, coldest power play,’ I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Because, that $716 billion is exactly, to the dollar, the same amount of Medicare savings that he had in his own budget. You got to admit one thing — it takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did.”
Larry Cargnoni September 10, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Ryan is just as brash and out there with his comments as Obama was back in 2008...Obama changed his stripes at every campaign stop...nothng new....the upstarts always think that the current admin's out of touch....and the admin always plays the "you don't know everything" card...every president plays the "executive order" card too.....it comes down to values and what you want in a leader
Isis Moonheart September 10, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Factcheck.org Obama Biden
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz September 11, 2012 at 04:08 AM
This is getting uglier & uglier....as we get closer to Election time....


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