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President Obama is no stranger to congressman Paul Ryan the -- -- butted heads before in several high profile encounters including.
A bipartisan health care summit of the White House in 2010.
We are all represented is the America people we all do town hall meetings we all talk truck constituents.
And I gotta tell you the American people are engaged.
And if you think they want a government takeover of health care I would respectfully submit you're not listening to them.
So what we simply want to do is start over we're gonna clean sheet of paper.
Move through these issues step by step and fix them and bring down health care costs and it's not raise them.
-- Republicans say those scuffles have made Paul Ryan battle already here now here's -- powers columnist for the Daily Beast and a Fox News contributor -- -- joins us chairman of the civic forum -- and former outreach director for the McCain presidential campaign could see both personally disturbing you you know.
In the Republican Party can talk about fiscal issues.
With more comfort with more depth and eloquent.
Does the selection of Paul Ryan make it.
Harder for the reelection campaign of Barack a -- Now I I think in terms of political issues this makes things a lot easier for them because.
They're gonna -- they're basically going to talk about the Ryan budget and yes he's articulate spokesperson -- there's no question it Romney wants to talk about this issue he picked the right guy.
No question -- the question is why would he want to talk about the things that Paul Ryan has.
Recommended because they're they're so politically toxic even if you look at not not just his budget but you know he was one of the people really pushing privatizing.
Social security and that was something that the Bush Administration even ultimately rejected because they thought it was too politically toxic for that.
We're showing -- in Florida Saint Augustine live picture of Mitt Romney before a crowd of folks there campaigning today but Ford.
-- lot of backtrack if I can speaking of budget matters in the economy it's the number one issue for most Americans this election.
Here's Paul Ryan a little bit more than a year ago presenting his budget take a listen.
The -- twenty cents out of every dollar made in America.
To pay for the federal government.
My children -- like forty cents out of every dollar I mean double the tax burden that mean to diminish future and the president is basically saying.
Those people in congress who want to keep this government size relative to where it has historically -- who want to keep it.
Who want to keep it basically limited.
Look forward I'm right mate energized the base fiscal conservatives Tea Party -- -- I like about those all important independent and swing voters does he attractive or.
Well look -- congressional district I mean he is able to swing voters both sides of the idol into his favor -- I think what's what the Ryan.
VP choice since is that it clear message independence.
That Mitt Romney serious about getting America's fiscal house in order and serious about putting Americans back to work.
Really the Romney Ryan executives about big ideas in the future and Paul Ryan is really gonna have to draw.
On his keen knowledge of complex fiscal matters to articulate them -- a Cogent way.
Here -- -- the Romney Ryan ticket can't win those White House without winning Florida and Ohio in a big key is going to be for them over the next three weeks.
To beat back these -- scare tactics and these sort of ability to distort the Ryan budget but if they can do that they will be playing offense and trust me that something President Obama -- -- They're Kirsten Ryan does have -- very compelling personal history he's a devoted deficit hawk he's vigorous advocate.
For -- free market smaller government.
How might he do against Joseph Biden in the one and only vice presidential debate.
I think he's again you know he's clearly a good person is good at persuading but I disagree -- he has a great history -- -- deficit hockey actually voted for every single one of George Bush's budgets it -- -- -- something you sort of discovered after.
Barack Obama became president and not something he is gonna have to answer or I mean he -- helped.
-- plenty to to our deficit and and and plenty about control spending by.
The government I do you think what you raise is the most important thing is how can he do with independents and third way -- centrist think tank had done.
-- on on this issue -- it.
What they -- independents aren't all of the above approach that's not Paul Ryan's approach in all brands approach just to have tax cuts tax cuts passports that's not what independents -- -- toward real quickly this amount of time here but.
Is it possible that seniors in those nearing retirement.
In the all important battle ground states especially in Florida and Ohio are gonna be wary of Paul Ryan's plans to.
-- fire overhaul the entitlements especially things like Social Security.
That that's absolutely right and that's exactly what the Ryan Romney -- have to worry about seeing what -- is trying to do right now is to find Paul -- what Mitt Romney -- Paul Ryan said whatever plan we come up with does not affect those were 55 and older and -- -- drive home that message -- they're -- be playing offense and trust -- Joseph Biden and Barack Obama.
We're going to be scared shaking in their boots.
Yet we all remember the grandma over the cliff it was a it was Paul Ryan look alive instead -- the hospital -- Gramm off.
Which you don't look the fact check organizations.
Most of them took a look at that -- that was really really unfair but -- all right Kirsten Powers sport O'Connell good to see about.
Thank you thank you.
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