Within hours of making his announcement official, Barack Obama releases an attack ad against Paul Ryan. He wastes no time by releasing the following statement on his website.
Obama campaign: "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’. With Mitt Romney’s support, he’d 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."
Democrats are making a very big mistake if they think Paul Ryan is a bad pick. He’s a good pick. The number one issue with the economy right now is the looming debt crisis. Paul Ryan is one of the only ones in Congress to ever offer something of substance that deals with this issue.
Obama’s solution would be to gut the military and tax the wealthy an absurd amount.