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It's time -- to take a look at who's talking and this morning everybody's talking about Paul Ryan has you could expect it they Obama campaign they wasted no time reacting to Mitt -- pick for vice president.
Obama campaign senior advisor David Axelrod said that this is a pick that.
Should trouble everyone.
Well because it is say you know it's a pick that is -- too thrilled.
The most strident voices in the Republican Party but it's one that should trouble everybody else the middle class seniors.
You know it because of of Ryan's record I mean he is a right wing.
Ideologues the -- the intellectual energy behind -- Republican.
Caucus there in congress he constructed a budget that like Romney would lavish.
Trillions of dollars of tax cuts most of them on the wealthy.
Would raise the burden on the middle class would cut -- things.
Deeply like student loans and research and development of the things we need.
To grow the economy he's a guy who's the architect of a plan to end Medicare as we know it and turn it into a voucher program.
And shift thousands of dollars.
Cost on to senior citizens he's someone who.
-- the architect of a Social Security privatization scheme that was so.
Out there that even George Bush called it.
Irresponsible and -- believes that we should band abortion even in cases.
Of rape and incest he is.
Outside the mainstream but he is -- this was a defining choice for Mitt Romney and now it's a it's but it's also clarifying choice.
For the American people.
Well Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan sitting down with sixty minutes discussing the decision process and their campaign platform and what Ryan's reaction was when he was asked to be vice president.
What did you -- I say yes how fast you just dance yeah I said I'm honored I am humbled and I said yes how long -- you've been thinking pool pool on.
Well you know I've I've been given a number of people consideration and there are some terrific people who could become president of the United States has -- -- Paul could become that that were necessary.
Could become president he has the experience -- and judgment.
Capacity and character to become to become president.
That was the first and most important criteria congressman this -- and change your whole life.
What did your family think about twelve.
We dedicate much of our lives to saving this country.
To public service.
I -- a different path -- my life when I was younger.
And I felt a calling to public service and Jenin on my wife and I discussed this at great length.
It is gonna change her life but we really think that this is a moment in the country.
That needs leadership and we really think that we can make a big difference and -- a country back on track.
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