Yahoo!Canada reports Reuters says The Villages in central Florida, the largest retirement community in the world and one of the largest land lease communities in the country with thousands of manufactured homes among the 40,000 houses spread over 20,000 acres, hosted (presumed) Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan who brought his 78 year-old mother on stage during his speech in which he vowed to maintain Medicare for the elderly. “When I think of Medicare, it’s not just a program, it’s not just a bunch of numbers, it’s what my mom relies on, it’s what my grandma had,” Ryan, 42, said. Since being named as Romney’s running mate, Ryan has distanced himself from earlier statements about reducing Medicare coverage, especially in retirement-rich Florida where Romney and President Obama are running neck- and-neck. MHProNews has learned (presumed) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has visited The Villages twice in the past year.
(Photo credit: Scott Audette/Reuters—vice-presidential hopeful Paul Ryan with mother Betty Douglas)