Washington, Sept. 30 (ANI): Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan was given the cold shoulder by some less enthusiastic Americans when he stopped by a sports bar in Ohio to greet fans and voters, as well as to have a Miller Lite and watch some of the game with his wife, Janna.
Although almost everyone was excited to see the House Budget Chairman, with several telling him they were eager to vote for him, there was at least one table that was less than enthusiastic.
When Ryan made his way to a group of four girls, one of them told him, "Hey you're in the way!" referring to the large television screens surrounding the bar that were playing the Ohio State vs. Michigan State game.
Ryan quickly responded, "Have a good game, all right?"
According to ABC News, Ryan dressed in a jacket with Ohio State colors of scarlet and gray, he greeted a crowd of die-hard Ohio State fans at the Varsity Club, a bar located just 500 yards away from the stadium.
It was not only game day, but also parents' weekend and the bar was teeming with students and more than a few parents, all dressed in scarlet and gray T-shirts, sweatshirts, and jerseys, the report said.
It was mostly a receptive audience to the GOP vice presidential nominee and he took photos and shook hands, introducing himself as "Paul" to the packed bar who greeted him with, "Paul Ryan is here!"
Despite the jacket, he remained truthful to students he met, telling them over and over that he did go to Miami of Ohio in Oxford, and that while he is a Big Ten fan, he is loyal to his University of Wisconsin Badgers.
"I'm more of a Badger fan, but it's all Big Ten right?" Ryan said to a female student wearing an Ohio State T-shirt.
Several fans offered to buy the congressman a beer, but he declined each time, citing congressional ethics rules, the report added. (ANI)