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Thousands cheering on governor Romney and his newly minted VP picks and say up to thirteen thousand according to -- Hayes was in that crowd.
-- -- Paul Ryan of course made his debut at the rally last night.
After some mixed reports surfaced of a less than stellar -- over an Obama fund raiser in his hometown.
A New York Times reporter who was there tweeted this quote.
And Obama fund raiser in Chicago admission only 51 dollars but room.
Is only half fall which would be a downer there were some other reporters who say that the room was not -- people who disputed that bet.
So let's bring in Minneapolis mayor.
DNC mayor welcome good to -- here today.
Great to be earmarked UN address that issue of the -- times reporter who claims that that enthusiasm is waning a bit at this event at least.
I don't think anybody questions whether Barack Obama can -- crowd and you know I've been all over this country in this campaign and it's.
It's really amazing that for months and months and months people have not -- -- -- -- rallies -- willing to.
Going to make the phone calls I remember being -- and Cedar Falls that in February and it's 10 o'clock on Tuesday and people were making calls -- -- it was in Milwaukee.
Last week and it's hotter than hacking people are jammed in the living room organizing people have been.
Doing incredible things for the president though keep doing it because they know that this present focused on the middle class and they know that.
Cannot imagine happening here that's gonna focus drink just amazing -- one -- -- -- clearly this is given a shot in the arm as it usually does say you know vice presidential pick they brought and I think five million dollars.
In 24 hours after this -- are you concerned that that kind of enthusiasm and excitement is gonna be tough to match -- incumbent president.
Well you know it that's that's what -- set out to do what was happening nobody was doing wasn't working.
And we also know that was there -- pale and there was a huge surge of enthusiasm that's great I'm really happy that people who are extremely conservative.
Can be happy with an extremely conservative candidate but this is not a country that right now needs more ideologue Washington has real challenges.
Because the Republicans in congress have chosen to be very very extreme.
And now the architect of a lot of those policies is is on the -- -- Have a government is now -- its Medicare and I wanna play this pieces around from Paul Ryan I'm a sixty minutes interview last night it was not.
This part didn't air -- in -- started by saying -- that his mother.
Is -- Medicare recipient in Florida and then he said yes.
And ask questions playing Florida our point is we need to preserve their benefits because government -- them that they organized retirements around.
In order to make sure we can do that you must -- for those of us were younger and we think these reforms are good reforms there have bipartisan -- they started from the Clinton -- in the late nineties.
There's -- Obama Biden video out this morning in which innocent people in -- say a -- a -- my benefits taken away.
And they're clearly over the age of 55 that but that is not what it is this plan it wouldn't affect anybody who's over the age of 55.
Well if but if Paul Ryan wants to extend the solvency of Medicare should support the fact the president -- -- for twelve here and including the fact that.
The president's they -- waste out of there and unnecessary payments to insurance companies all that is good.
But the challenges when you look at what Paul Ryan with proposing on Medicare and what he proposed -- false security it's turning out solid system into a risky one side.
And think we're not -- -- -- -- -- man I gotta jump is not a sound system is gonna go absolutely bankrupt in the next twelve years to to say that Medicare is a solid system.
Do you really believe that Medicare is a solid system going for.
I believe the president instead -- that twelve years and that's helpful I believe we need to continue to move further but I don't think it's it's at all -- To do a risky schemes similar to what the President Bush wanted to do -- little.
Let me dirty dozen attorneys of them the hands of the 500 billion that the president is gonna carve out.
-- of Medicare the president has already said that he will cut Medicare by 500 billion somebody estimates go higher than that but that's the CBO number.
That they match.
A billion a year -- -- is is gonna come from women heard any details on that.
The president has talked about how unnecessary payments to insurance companies.
And some of the fraud and waste can and should be cut and not only as the president believe that the Paul Ryan believes that because those savings are directly in his budget.
So let's get back to the basics what we really -- as Paul Ryan.
Now with apparently Mitt Romney's support.
Wants to end Medicare as we know it and as I -- had we done.
These sort of risky schemes the Social Security.
As Busch and Ryan proposed I think what would -- when the stock market collapsed.
That -- -- that we when they know is it disingenuous at the latest flash since Obama Biden at this morning is it disingenuous to suggest.
That older people in this country should be concerned that their benefits will be cut isn't that disingenuous.
I think there are many many parts that are -- proposals that are about cutting support to seniors and certainly about.
Introducing all sorts of risk into the Medicare system when we should be focused on the things the president focused on.
Well reform the system so we get rid of -- Let's make sure we don't give unnecessary payments for insurance companies and more than anything else.
Let's craft a budget like the president supports which puts support on the middle class instead of -- -- Romney budget which is really about shifting massive -- from the top and at the expense for the middle class.
Look this is the central -- ten no doubt -- that part -- in -- -- wouldn't talk a lot about Medicare.
And explaining exactly what what his ideas would present.
So I thank you Mara back into it good to have you here today it's going to be a feisty debate along watch -- coming up thank you so are baseless.
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