Ryan Takes on Obama While in Iowa
Paul Ryan, the newly crowned VP pick by Mitt Romney has recharged the presidential campaign and will tackle President Obama on Monday in Iowa, a battleground state, as he splits from Romney. This will be Ryan’s first swing along since he was recently named as the running mate on the Republican presidential ticket.
The congressman from Wisconsin will be in the Hawkeye state as the race now will focus entirely on him for the time being. Following the Saturday announcement of Ryan as the vice presidential running mate, Ryan drew huge crowds during a bus tour on Sunday through two states. He capped Sunday off with an emotional rally in his home state of Wisconsin.
The Democrats however, have not wasted any time in increasing their attacks on Ryan, as they attempt to take advantage of the Medicare plan he authored that has been deemed controversial. On Monday, Obama’s campaign came out with a new video on the Internet timed for the arrival of Romney in Florida, which is rich in senior citizens. The new ad ends with a message that says Romney and Ryan will end Medicare, as its known today if elected.
Obama will also be in Iowa on Monday and make two stops during his campaign trip through the state. Ryan also will stop in Des Moines on Monday.
On Sunday, at a fundraiser, Obama made his first public comments about Romney’s choice of Ryan for his running mate. He welcomed the Wisconsin congressman to the presidential race, but named him as the ideological leader in Congress for Republicans. Obama said Ryan was an articulate spokesman for the visions of Romney. However, the vision, said Obama, is one he disagrees with completely.