Sep 24, 2012
Some conservatives want to hear more from the GOP vice presidential pick regarding his proposals for Medicare and Medicaid, and less of the campaign’s more cautious talking points.
The New York Times: Conservatives Want To ‘Let Ryan Be Ryan’ On Campaign Trail
Mr. Ryan still has high-profile moments of combativeness and takes on fights that Mr. Romney does not. On Friday, he appeared at the annual AARP convention and drew boos as he called for repeal of Mr. Obama’s health care law and laid out the approach that he and Mr. Romney would take to address Medicare’s financial troubles, which would encourage more private-sector competition in the government-run program (Gabriel and Weisman, 9/23).
The Washington Post: Among Some Paul Ryan Backers, Disappointment At Romney Campaign Trajectory
Conservatives had hoped that Mitt Romney‘s choice of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (Wis.) as his running mate would make Romney act more like Ryan — bold, specific, confident. Instead, in the six weeks since Ryan became the GOP vice presidential nominee — and particularly in the three weeks since the Republican National Convention in Tampa — there has been mounting concern among Republicans that the pick has made Ryan look more like Romney — vague, cautious and limited to pre-set talking points (Sonmez and Fahrenthold, 9/24).
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