Your Voice, Your Vote: Medicare

Ryan Campaigns with 78-year-old mom to convince Florida voters they won't get their Medicare.
3:00 | 08/18/12

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Now to the race for president. It's "your voice your vote" election day 80 days away. Believe it or not the campaigns known this. And new image, mitt romney's running mate showing up with a sort of running mate of his own. As david kerley shows up tonight, it was all about medicare and paul ryan's mom. How do you defend your stand on medicare? Bring out your mom. Say hi to my mom, betty. Reporter: In front of 3,000 florida retiree, paul ryan hugged his 78-year-old mother, a medicare recipient and repeated the campaign charge that the president has taken $700 billion from medicare to pay for health care reform. We'll end the raid of medicare. We'll restore the promise of this program and we will make sure that this board of bureaucrats will not mess with my mom's health care or your mom's health care. Reporter: Trying to comfort those already on medicare, romney and ryan says their plan to change the health system into a voucher program, won't touch anyone under the age of 55. But overhead, a different message carried by a plane. Paul ryan keep your hands off our medicare. In new hampshire, the president fought back too. Here's the bottom line. My money cracked down on fraud and waste. Their plan makes seniors pay more to give a tax cut to millionaires and billionaires. Reporter: And the obama campaign is ratcheting up the rhetoric to another group. Women with a new attack ads. Romney and ryan backed proposes to outlaw abortion even in cases of incest or rape. For women, the choice is ours. Reporter: Romney, was fund raising, several stops in his home state of massachusetts. David. David kerley in washington. I want to bring in the chief white house correspondent, jake tapper, jake, you heard the president today in new hampshire taking, not only at medicare but paul ryan's tax plan. We want you to fact check what we heard from the president later today. His new running mate congressman ryan -- he put forward -- he put forward a plan that would let governor romney pay less than 1% in taxes each year. Less than 1% is this fact or fiction, jake? It's true but with an important caveat. 2010 congressman ryan did put forward a plan that would eliminate capital gains taxes which bring governor romney's tax rates to less than 1%. But governor romney does not support eliminating capital gains taxes for people who make more than $200,000 a year. Yes, it's true the ryan plan would do that. But romney, does not support that. Which is the president is going after paul ryan's plan instead. While we have you the white house press core watching what we watched. The president doing interviews with "people" magazine, with "entertainment tonight." You can see the picture right here with nancy . Is he planning to take pick question from all of you who cover him every day. Wheat the strategy? The strategy is enjoy tough questions when politicians face tough questions. The last time barack obama did is when he said the private sector is doing fine. They often go off message. Mitt romney took several questions from the press this week and did not have the kind of press week that he wanted to have. No word on president obama meeting with the likes of me. And I would not be surprised if mitt romney started scheduling fewer appearances, and availabilities with the likes of you, because they get knocked off message.

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