The Obama campaign today announced that it is primed to begin taking apart Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, who was named by Mitt Romney today to be his vice presidential running mate.
In an email to supporters, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina indicated the Obama campaign will immediately go negative in an attempt to define Paul Ryan before Ryan gets to define himself for the nation.
Over the next few days, Romney’s campaign and its allies will tell a very different story about Paul Ryan.
Our job is to make sure Americans know the truth about what Romney’s choice says about him as a candidate and leader.
Messina offered up a flavor of what’s to come, attacking the House Republican budget authored by Ryan as a “radical” document aimed at assisting the rich.
Congressman Paul Ryan is best known as the author of a budget so radical The New York Times called it “the most extreme budget plan passed by a House of Congress in modern times.” With Mitt Romney’s support, Ryan would end Medicare as we know it and slash the investments we need to keep our economy growing — all while cutting taxes for those at the very top.
The Obama campaign has spent weeks lodging similar attacks – some far more personal in nature – against Romney himself.