The morning of the Ryan pick, Obama already had a graphic up from the “truth” team declaring that Ryan was going to raise taxes on 95% of Americans, ban birth control, end Medicare, end green energy, and so on. The only things they left out were shoving Grandma off a cliff in her wheelchair and poisoning us with e.coli. But why go overboard when Mitt Romney can already use cancer to kill people.
On the other hand, word on the street is that Biden had to change his pants after the 60 minutes interview with Romney and Ryan.
It’s not that Obama is the one that cut $700 billion out of Medicare. It’s not that Obama’s green energy initiatives remind everyone of Solyndra. It’s not that Obama is lying when he says Romney/Ryan would raise taxes on 95% of Americans. It’s not that Most Americans don’t want to force pro-lifers to pay for other people’s $5 birth control that destroys after conception. It’s more that Ryan is smarter and more articulate than the other three on the tickets.
Don’t hate me, Palin fans, but Ryan is not a cheerleader. He is a teacher. He turns platitudes into tangible facts that people can hold on to. Obama and the Democrats are running around with the mantra that Ryan will get rid of Medicare. But anyone who is paying attention knows that it was Obama who cut popular programs like Medicare advantage.
Ryan, on the other hand, wants to give seniors the same options for healthcare that Congress has. He wants to put choices in their hands. The scary thing about Ryan is that he actually is understandable on these points, and he has the credibility. No one has worked more on the US budget and solutions to Medicare, Social Security, and healthcare than Paul Ryan.
Democrats aren’t scared that Biden is an inarticulate gaffe machine. They have the media on their side. All Biden has to do is coherently string ten words together in a debate without telling someone in a wheelchair to stand up or make an Indian 7/11 joke and the press will announce he exceeded expectations.
Democrats are scared because the media can only do so much. Eventually Paul Ryan will be heard, and he speaks a language even independents can understand.
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