All aboard the USS Failboat.
So Paul Ryan, eh? That’s who Romney is going with? Alrighty.
The Obama campaign is, of course, all over Romney/Ryan 2012 like brown on rice:
Jason Easley at PoliticusUSA nails it:
The interesting thing about Romney and Ryan’s speeches this morning is that they both tried to avoid talking about what Paul Ryan is famous for. They didn’t specifically mention the Ryan budget. They talked about preserving Medicare, while hoping that voters wouldn’t realize that they plan to save Medicare by killing it and turning it into a voucher system.
The Obama video and Messina’s statement both use Paul Ryan to tie Romney to the unpopular House, the policies of George W. Bush, the war on women, and privatizing Medicare and Social Security. It also reinforces the Obama campaign’s messages about Romney’s stance on the middle class, and his plan to give tax cuts for the wealthy while raising taxes on everyone else.