August 18, 2012

Shirtless Paul Ryan.

This is before the P90X workout. We're still waiting for the "totally transformed" abs he's got now.

(Here's our previous "Paul Ryan shirtless" discussion.)

50 comments:

America's Politico said...

Prof.,

The Chapter 4 of the new book, The Candidate, by Samuel L. Popkin, shows how Chicago HQ defeated Clinton. This is the same blue-print for Obama defeating Romney.

Get the book, learn the story.

By the way, do you think Paul will survive, Biden's comment: I will not use my age and experience against my opponent's youth and inexperience.

Obama, the greatest POTUS, will own the WH till Jan. 2017. There is nothing - not a thing - GOP can do. We have the NYT, NPR, PBS, Daily Beast, HuffPost, WashPost, etc. all supporting us?

Who is supporting the GOP? No one. Not a soul. Even the Al Queada do not like the GOP.

Join us, support us, give us your money, time, and energy. Be part of the Obama-Biden destiny. We are the greatest, the best, and the most dedicated.

Elle said...

Sexy. The fact that he's holding his wife's hand, and looks genuinely happy about it, makes it even sexier.

Is there a Ryan Girl yet?

wyo sis said...

Cute picture.
Today's posts seem to be about sweet little old fashioned moments with politicians.

Erika said...

Yeah, if that's really him and not photoshopped, he is a total babe.

My eye is drawn to the woman, though. I've only seen a few pictures of Mrs. Ryan, but that doesn't seem to look like her, either in the face or in the fact that that woman is very, very thin and Mrs. Ryan looks athletic, healthy and sturdy to me. But I could be wrong.

Erika said...

(But I do love the fact that she is wearing a modest, some would say dowdy, swimsuit. It's identical in design to my maternity suit. I detest skimpy swimwear with the same intensity that the professor directs at shorts on men.)

Marshal said...

Let's not go down this path. Reminds me of Putin posing shirtless accomanying exaltations of his manliness and virility.

edutcher said...

And he's not scrawny the way Choom looks.

Seriously, a guy his age really doesn't have many reasons not to be in some kind of shape.

AllieOop said...

Mrs. Ryan looks like most of the women her age in Waukesha County, thin to the point of being emaciated in appearance. Many of these women are seen running, running, running, overly involved in competive sports not only for themselves, but for their children.

AllieOop said...

Yes I know she does not live in Waukesha County.

America's Politico said...
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madAsHell said...

What???
No one yearns for the shirtless Joe Biden photos??

Mary Beth said...

"By the way, do you think Paul will survive, Biden's comment: I will not use my age and experience against my opponent's youth and inexperience."

Biden is plagiarizing Reagan now?

JAL said...

AP -- You're losing your edge, kid.

Harder to hold on to the delusion for our entertainment, even.

(And what's with captcha -- 8 [seriously] tries and I couldn't get one right.)

Lem said...

There was a TMZ segment about this.. the guy that runs it (gay.. nttawt) wants a current shirtless Ryan pic.

Has Romney out-manuvered Obama's kool guy aura? by picking a kool running mate and in effect saying kool is not important.. not as important as his brain.. which is the reason why he picked Ryan.. for his brain.. right?

The women.. that republicans suposedly were at war with.. the women were not supposed to be for Palin because she was good looking and a women.. can they be for Ryan for being good looking and smart and a man all at the same time?

Obama is so toast.

lemondog said...

Finally!... substantive issues.

Ryan Abs

Will Obama/Dems demand Ryan release photos?

lemondog said...

If R&R elected, will we get an American workout frenzy/fade ala the Kennedy 50 mile walk hysteria?

Better than a WH scold.

Synova said...

I think it's a funny game and I'm enjoying it just because we need some silly and some smiles. It sort of makes fun of ourselves, you know. Makes fun of the media.

But I will say that I'm really glad that his wife is wearing something profoundly modest in the picture. I'd feel bad if we were all ogling her.

SmartAssets said...

Coming soon to MTV's Real World...

furious_a said...

Ask and ye shall, etc., etc...

Joe Biden, topless.

Freeman Hunt said...

I love the wife's swimsuit.

Freeman Hunt said...

(My husband showed me this picture earlier today because he wanted to read aloud the TMZ writeup.)

Freeman Hunt said...

Some female friends and I went out to dinner the other night and had a laugh about the "Ryan is hot" meme. He looks like a normal dad/husband you'd see around here.

Palladian said...

I have a "thing" for the normal dad/husband look.

Coketown said...

I have a "thing" for the normal dad/husband look.

Me too. I had to change churches because the International Anglican Church has DILFs crammed in like sardines. Something about those nice fitting Polo shirts, ass-contouring Dockers, and fresh-from-the-barber haircuts sets my heart a'lustin'. I go to a Catholic church now, where everyone is old. I haven't seen any GILFs, which isn't to say they aren't out there.

wild chicken said...

lemondog, please, it was only 20 mile hikes, not 50.

Anyway, working out seems gay.

jr565 said...

Mad as hell wrote:
What???
No one yearns for the shirtless Joe Biden photos??



Who says?

http://www.theonion.com/articles/shirtless-biden-washes-trans-am-in-white-house-dri,2718/

jr565 said...

Freeman wrote:
Some female friends and I went out to dinner the other night and had a laugh about the "Ryan is hot" meme. He looks like a normal dad/husband you'd see around here.

I think the hotness factor is relative to who he is seen with in. If you saw him on the street, you'd say he was ordinary. But surrounded by some of his compadres in govt and suddenly he's a babe.

Palin was/is hot.

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lemondog said...

wild chicken said...
lemondog, please, it was only 20 mile hikes, not 50.

uh, uh....50 miles.

The 50-Mile Hike Phenomenon

yashu said...

A big part of the Ryan hotness is the smarts. It's not just that he's handsome relative to other politicians. It's that very few politicians exude intelligence like that (and I don't mean fake "intellectuality" like Obama).

Sure, those eyes and dimples are appealing. But it's when he goes all wonkish with numbers (and especially when he schools Obama with them) that I'm smitten.

Sam L. said...

Joe's age and experience stacks up well against a sheet of paper.

Cedarford said...

lemondog said...
Finally!... substantive issues.

Ryan Abs

Will Obama/Dems demand Ryan release photos?

=======================
10 years of photos!!
Pointing out some BS new "rule" like George Romney once showed media 10 years of Romney vacation photos before the NYC crowd had to burn him over the "brainwashing"remark he used to describe the orchestrated dog and pony show he got from LBJ's Vietnam generals and staff on a visit..

Seriously and sadly, that pic will cause a 3-4% swing in the female vote. Sixack abs will cause another 3% attrition in Obama's single female vote.
It will be up to Obama, or more acurately his Handlers.... to write new TelePrompter stuff to push the emoting sparkle cows back to Obama after this and more Ryan skin photos emerge.

Something about how Ryan will force the town to fire Hero cops and teachers by denying free Fed government money the town needs to hire the heroes.
Or the Obamites wil say that Romney will send Ryan to brutally strongarm women, with all his muscles
...away from abortion clinics. Then dump evil oil and evil coal all over their forced to be pregnant bodies!!!

Will the sparkle cows then shift back to their old jug-eared BF?

garage mahal said...

But it's when he goes all wonkish with numbers (and especially when he schools Obama with them) that I'm smitten.

Girl, the only numbers that matter are P90X and six. Six pack abs, that is. Swoon!

Who gives a fuck about budgets and numbers and stuff anyway?

Michael said...

Garage. "Who gives a fuck about budgets and numbers and stuff anyway?"

Our president's budget was rejected by a bi partisan tsunami accompanied by bi partisan gales of laughter. I presume this is a quote from our president.

Smilin' Jack said...

Good grief, this is sad. Has America's obesity epidemic really lowered our standards to the point where this scrawny chicken is considered "athletic"?

yashu said...

Who gives a fuck about budgets and numbers and stuff anyway?

Well like I just said, I do! Swooning over substance. Mad for the Medicare debate. Ecstatic about tax and entitlement reform. Gaga about gutting overregulation. "Repeal" makes my heart go pitter patter. Etc.

lemondog said...

Video: Paul Ryan Needs To Disclose His Abs To The American Public

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bgates said...

Who gives a fuck about budgets and numbers and stuff anyway?

Republicans. Tea Partiers.

Pretty much everybody but progressive Democrats, really.

garage mahal said...

Republicans. Tea Partiers.

No they don't.

Synova said...

Of course not, garage. It's all lies buried under layers of code language.

How you abide living in a country where so many of your fellow citizens are pure evil, hateful, puss-sacks, I'll never know.

Cedarford said...

yashu said...
Who gives a fuck about budgets and numbers and stuff anyway?

Well like I just said, I do! Swooning over substance. Mad for the Medicare debate. Ecstatic about tax and entitlement reform. Gaga about gutting overregulation. "Repeal" makes my heart go pitter patter. Etc.


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Yashu....Bwaaahhhh!

Just wait until days before the VP debate, when the calendar shoot style bare chested photos of the post-P90X workout regimen Paul Ryan bod emerge is somehow "leaked" by somone in the Romney camp
You know, the ones taken in polarizing filter light at sunset or sunrise, at an angle to emphasize each pack of that sixpack.... a discrete amount of body-bronzing applied, those startling blue eyes popping out!

Obama reads the polls after the VP debate and wonders how 1/3rd of his "younger female vote" and 1/4th of his gay vote just switched sides.

"Was it that he schooled poor old Joe in fiscal policy? Was it the budget numbers he rattled off and Joes talking about his dad being a regular JOe milkman who loved beer as a comeback?" Obama muses...(As he thinks how much more golftime he is going to get in the next 4 years?)

garage mahal said...

Of course not, garage. It's all lies buried under layers of code language.


Buried in layers of B.S.

Both Romney and Ryan's budget plans add trillions in debt.

Gahrie said...

Who gives a fuck about budgets and numbers and stuff anyway?


Well......we at least know who definitely doesn't....Lying Harry Reid and the Democrats in the Senate....

Gahrie said...

And I bet Mr. "We don't have a plan, we just know we don't like yours" Geitner doesn't care much either....

bgates said...

Rand Paul, Jim DeMint, and Mike Lee - the Republican Senators who most closely identify with the Tea Party - have a plan to balance the budget in 5 years and reduce the debt by $2,000,000,000,000 over ten years. That plan got 16 more votes in the Senate than Obama's, and can't be compared to Harry Reid's, because, much like the innocence of his victims, it doesn't exist.

AprilApple said...

If you're gonna wear a shirt, this is a good one.

AprilApple said...

Garage - talk about bullshit.
Nobody can top Obama's spending.

Synova said...

Garage, what Romney and Ryan offers sucks.

Criticism isn't enough. It doesn't make you smart and it doesn't make Obama's plan the best choice.

We get to choose between sucks and sucks worse.

Romney and Ryan actually, for Realz, want to reign in government and get the economy back on track. They have a conservative plan not a radical plan, to do that.

And you should probably make up your mind and stick to one story.

Are they big spenders out to grow government and debt, or are they planning to cripple government with massive cuts?

Make up your mind.

"We don't have a plan, we just don't like yours." isn't going to fly.

Joe Schmoe said...

Girl, the only numbers that matter are P90X and six.

Since when are P and X numbers?

Joe Schmoe said...

Garage, are you really Joe Biden?