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Former President Bill Clinton lashes out at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romoney during a 38-minute Minneapolis speech Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Minneapolis. Forum Communications photo by Don Davis

Clinton, Ryan in contrasting appearances

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The favorite old standby delivered a 38-minute speech.

The young up-and-comer's speech was shorter than three minutes.


The veteran speaker threw red political meat to his supporters.

The rookie national politician thanked people for donating canned meat.

Democratic former President Bill Clinton and Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan delivered different messages Tuesday in speeches along the Minnesota-Wisconsin state line.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.