President Obama Has Made VP-Pick Ryan the Opponent

GOP strategist Mary Matalin discusses President Obama's attacks on Rep. Paul Ryan.
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Arnold is now from Republican strategist Mary Matlin got a New Orleans this morning Mary thanks for joining us let's start out this Paul Ryan it -- you know certainly give a burst of energy. To Mitt Romney and the campaign you can see that on the trail but the first new polls out show are pretty underwhelming nation is at the lowest initial ratings for VP nominee since nineteen. 88 how worried should the Romney campaign be about that. I don't think they should be worried at all they should be and they are. Ecstatic this is we had our referendum on the president on every election since his election. President Obama's election his policies have been. Soundly rejected most recently in the historic mid term -- this choice of -- and congressman Ryan by. Governor Romney indicates is that this is not just going to be a campaign -- -- presidency of purchase. And that. Governor Romney wants to be president to do something -- doesn't want to just be elected to have power and keep power. He's making a purposeful presidency and based on -- Balls and the debate over those plans as you know has already begun -- this modern age it all boils down to a tweet present Obama put out a tweet last night to his eighteen and a half million. Followers saying Romney and Ryan want to end Medicare as we know it while giving millionaire's tax cut that is the core argument. Of the Obama campaign. Right now how do Romney and Ryan -- that line what's their -- Here's the -- storage -- President Obama has ended Medicare. As we know it he has taken seven -- sixteen billion dollars. Out of it and he's put fifteen bureaucrats in Washington in charge of it will be making decisions about the kind of health care seniors should receive we can choose that we can choose. They're -- Ryan version where seniors choose their own health care and is and that is predicated on both reforms. Are predicated on an idea that was born in the Clinton administration premiums of four with a Alice Rivlin and -- the minute -- idea and it has. Bipartisan support and -- the only future. For Medicare we won't have a Medicare and at least that he had a Medicare that would deliver quality -- unless we reform it now. Finally you if you look at of them like ability gap in this race Mitt Romney as an unfavorable rating of 49%. -- -- in the wrong direction for the last couple of months. How does he turn that around is that the next big job he has. You know I'm Barack Obama has spent and it's still spending you from these clips that Jake just play out over a hundred million dollars in if you stayed three -- -- that negative attacking. -- gravity that -- needs to keep doing what he is doing which is run a principled and problem solving campaign in which shall portend. A popular and prosperous presidency George C a lot of that the convention in them thanks very much.

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