Romney/Ryan First Interview: ’60 Minutes’ TONIGHT, $3.5 Million Raised in 24 Hours

It’s their first official interview…

CBS News has announced that ‘America’s Comeback Team’ Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan will make a joint appearance this evening on ’60 Minutes’ tonight. CBS News chief and host Bob Schieffer will conduct the interview.

The taping will take place in High Point, North Carolina and will air @7PM Eastern.

Let’s go Rom/Ry!

UPDATE – Here’s the interview, minus the part edited out where Ryan spoke about his mother on Social Security:

Voters are fired up and opening their pocketbooks for Romney and Ryan!

Since the V.P. reveal yesterday morning, in the last 24 hours, online fundraising has reached $3.5 MILLION. Facts from Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey:

I contacted a source close to the campaign, and got the details:

Donors: over 41,000
Average donation: $85
Website visits: 700,000

The campaign saw an interesting phenomenon after the Ryan announcement. Over 30% of the visits came from mobile devices, something the source tells me the campaign has never seen before in this cycle. It shows that the selection of Ryan may have some significant upside among younger voters who may relate more to Ryan than to Obama, Joe Biden, and the administration that has cratered job prospects for this demographic over the last three years.

UPDATE: A HOMECOMING RALLY for R&R will be held this evening in Waukesha, Wisconsin at 6:05 PM Central Time. (Earlier today, the two campaigned in Mooresville, N.C. and High Point, N.C.) That’s going to be some celebration! A possible livefeed may be found here. C-Span will also air live coverage (and possibly FOX News, CNN).

* Hat tip to Paulee, Bailey, and Will

UPDATE 2 – Check out the crowd!

Overflow crowd at Romney/Ryan event in Mooresville, N.C. today.
(Photo Eric Fehrnstrom)

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8 Responses to Romney/Ryan First Interview: ’60 Minutes’ TONIGHT, $3.5 Million Raised in 24 Hours

  1. Elizabeth says:

    So excited about the Ryan pick I can’t stand it!

  2. Roger Carter says:

    I’ll second Elizabeth’s motion. This ticket gives me a lot of hope for the first time in years.

  3. Donna K. Guyett says:

    If only Mr. Romney would take a more proactive stance toward Obama’s BS about his not paying taxes and demanding to see 10 years’ worth of tax returns by demanding that Obama show some proof of who he really is, like releasing his college records, his passport, his real SS number. Mr. Romney is being too much of a gentleman against a man who only knows how to fight Chicago style; down and dirty!

  4. AfricansforRomney says:

    Paul Ryan is a crowd magnet. Both are hot guys :-) Wow, this’s an exodus crowd. Love the enthusiasm! The excitment is unbelievable.

    The link here earlier took me to @cnn Obama rally (i guess, he had in Chicago today). The un-organized community organizer Prez is DESPERATE. The entire speech was a bunch of lies, begging people even to pack and go to Iowa for volunteering work. He MUST be really, really in trouble in Iowa.

    Obama & Dems are bankrupting this nation!
    One Love for R & R!!

  5. IlaMae Osborne Stucki says:

    I must agree about Mr. Obama bankrupting the nation. We need good honest men like Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan who have the drive to do the right thing. They are nogt in this for power…they are in it for the people and the good of the nation. Mr. Romney…Mr. Ryan, I wish you the best and will be behind you!

  6. AfricansforRomney says:

    60 minutes interview was great, but short, though. Schaffer is such an a&$. Whether Obama media like it or not they’re going to face the TRUTH unless they change gear very fast, they’ll be toast by the majority. Romney/Ryan are sharp as razor blade. Obama media can’t touch that!

    Romney/Ryan=Strong America!

  7. Judith Marcy says:

    Had a great time at the High Point, NC rally today!!!