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Paul Ryan’s Soup Kitchen Photo Op
According to The Washington Post: 

Brian J. Antal, president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society, said that he was not contacted by the Romney campaign ahead of the Saturday morning visit by Ryan, who stopped by the soup kitchen after a town hall at Youngstown State University.
“We’re a faith-based organization; we are apolitical because the majority of our funding is from private donations,” Antal said in a phone interview Monday afternoon. “It’s strictly in our bylaws not to do it. They showed up there, and they did not have permission. They got one of the volunteers to open up the doors.”
He added: “The photo-op they did wasn’t even accurate. He did nothing. He just came in here to get his picture taken at the dining hall.”

-Matt Wilstein

election:

Paul Ryan’s Soup Kitchen Photo Op

According to The Washington Post

Brian J. Antal, president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society, said that he was not contacted by the Romney campaign ahead of the Saturday morning visit by Ryan, who stopped by the soup kitchen after a town hall at Youngstown State University.

“We’re a faith-based organization; we are apolitical because the majority of our funding is from private donations,” Antal said in a phone interview Monday afternoon. “It’s strictly in our bylaws not to do it. They showed up there, and they did not have permission. They got one of the volunteers to open up the doors.”

He added: “The photo-op they did wasn’t even accurate. He did nothing. He just came in here to get his picture taken at the dining hall.”

-Matt Wilstein

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How the Convention Speeches Played on Twitter

The line in yellow on the chart above shows the number of tweets per minute about the Democratic convention during Wednesday night’s session featuring Bill Clinton. In red, tweets per minute on the equivalent night of the Republican convention last week, featuring vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan. Clinton’s Twitter traffic peaked at over 22,000 when he finished speaking and President Obama joined him at the podium. Ryan’s speech, by contrast, barely topped 5,000 at its highest point.

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Bill Clinton is way more popular with the kids than Paul Ryan. 

theatlantic:

How the Convention Speeches Played on Twitter

The line in yellow on the chart above shows the number of tweets per minute about the Democratic convention during Wednesday night’s session featuring Bill Clinton. In red, tweets per minute on the equivalent night of the Republican convention last week, featuring vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan. Clinton’s Twitter traffic peaked at over 22,000 when he finished speaking and President Obama joined him at the podium. Ryan’s speech, by contrast, barely topped 5,000 at its highest point.

Read more.

Bill Clinton is way more popular with the kids than Paul Ryan.