Paul Ryan Pick Could Seriously Erode Romney’s Support

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When Mitt Romney announced Paul Ryan as his running mate this morning, the Wisconsin Congressman’s budget became constitutive to Romney’s candidacy—in selecting Ryan, Romney not only supports, but also adopts, the principles and priorities in Paul Ryan’s radical budget plan.  To be sure, Mitt Romney has already endorsed the Ryan budget. But today, Romney makes Ryan’s priorities his own. 

Last month, we released a memo underscoring the Ryan Budget’s potential detrimental impact on Mitt Romney.  When voters learned that Romney had given Ryan’s budget his full-throated support, they pulled back sharply—to the extent that President Obama’s lead against Romney more than doubled when the election was framed as a choice on the Ryan budget.  

Today, Mitt Romney has done more than align himself with the Ryan Budget’s misguided priorities for the American people, seniors, and the middle class.  He has made these priorities a cornerstone of his candidacy.

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