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Sat Aug 11, 2012, 10:56 AM

Paul Ryan without his budget plan ... ?

Romney Campaign: We're Putting Together Our Own Plan

Mitt Romney may have picked Paul Ryan as his running mate, but according to his campaign, he's not taking the Wisconsin congressman's budget along for the ride.

Romney spokesperson Sarah Pompei said that Ryan will be "putting together his own plan" to cut the deficit and balance the budget, and will not embrace his running mate's agenda outright.

“Gov. Romney applauds Paul Ryan for going in the right direction with his budget, and as president he will be putting together his own plan for cutting the deficit and putting the budget on a path to balance," she said. "There is only one person in this race who has already cut Medicare for seniors, and that is President Obama. Obamacare cut Medicare for America’s seniors by $700 billion. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have a bipartisan plan to strengthen Medicare for today and tomorrow’s seniors.”

http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/romney-campaign-were-putting-together-our-own-pl#HTWF2

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MindMover Aug 2012 OP
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Sat Aug 11, 2012, 02:20 PM

1. Wonder what the wingnuts will think of THIS?

If his strategy wasn't to pick Ryan because of his *budget* proposal to excite the GOP base, then what the heck was it? The GOP base (and Grover Norquist) wants the Ryan budget, so why would Mitt turn around and tell everybody, "Hey, I just picked the guy with the awesome budget proposal that you all like but I'm not running on it."

Thankfully the Obama campaign and DNC aren't going to avoid running on it. Mitt/Paul are now stuck in a position where they are going to have to disavow it (and make the teabaggers mad) or embrace it (and make indies/moderates mad). Or tell everybody that they have another top-secret plan that they aren't going tell us about? Checkmate!

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