Jim Messina, Barack Obama's campaign manager sent an email to supporters today on the subject of the man Mitt Romney picked as a running mate. He said Democrats now must "make sure Americans know the truth about what Romney's choice says about him."
"This election is about values, and today Romney doubled down on his commitment to take our country back to the failed policies of the past," Messina wrote. "Congressman Paul Ryan is best known as the author of a budget so radical The New York Times called it "the most extreme budget plan passed by a House of Congress in modern times.""
Messina also wrote that with Romney's support "Ryan would end Medicare as we know it and slash the investments we need to keep our economy growing -- all while cutting taxes for those at the very top." He said that the Romney campaign would be telling "a very different story about Paul Ryan" and Democrats must "make sure Americans know the truth about what Romney's choice says about him as a candidate and leader."
The news about Ryan, the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district who was first elected in 1998, becoming the V.P. presumptive nominee for the GOP surfaced Friday evening. He appeared with Romney as a united ticket for the first time Saturday, with the two speaking together at a campaign stop in Norfolk, Virginia.
In a separate statement, the Obama campaign manager also said that Ryan policies would take the U.S. back to the “reckless Bush economic policies that exploded our deficit and crashed our economy.”