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Mon Aug 13, 2012, 05:32 AM

Obama to launch three-day bus tour of Iowa today as Ryan leaves Romney bus tour of FL

DES MOINES, Iowa — Newly tapped Republican vice presidential contender Paul Ryan is facing off against President Barack Obama as the front lines in the battle for the White House shift to Iowa.

While Mitt Romney continues a Florida bus tour, Ryan will meet voters at the Iowa State Fair, campaigning alone for the first time in the same state where Obama launches a bus tour of his own. Monday’s events may help determine whether conservative excitement for the Wisconsin congressman — and his controversial budget plans — will overshadow Romney’s own economic message.

Democrats are banking on it.

Since Romney formally named Ryan his running mate on Saturday, the Obama campaign has been attacking the Republican budget architect’s plans to transform Medicare into a voucher system and re-shape the nation’s tax system. That effort will continue as Obama kicks off a three-day bus tour across Iowa, making his longest visit to a single state yet as he seeks to fire up supporters who put him on the path to the presidency in 2008.

Ryan figures to play prominently in Obama’s message.

Attending campaign fundraisers in Chicago, the president tagged Ryan as the “ideological leader” of the Republican Party.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/romney-re-energized-by-ryan-but-seeks-distance-from-new-running-mates-budget-plans/2012/08/12/a43922de-e4db-11e1-9739-eef99c5fb285_story.html

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Reply Obama to launch three-day bus tour of Iowa today as Ryan leaves Romney bus tour of FL (Original post)
WI_DEM Aug 2012 OP
cali Aug 2012 #1
BumRushDaShow Aug 2012 #2
cali Aug 2012 #3
Yeah Its Spin Aug 2012 #4
whathehell Aug 2012 #5
cali Aug 2012 #9
whathehell Aug 2012 #11
SemperEadem Aug 2012 #6
vlyons Aug 2012 #7
morningfog Aug 2012 #8
RBInMaine Aug 2012 #10

Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 05:35 AM

1. Obama does his best campaigning at crunch time

and he has a cracker jack political team. This will be interesting.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 05:53 AM

2. Wait till Biden gets a crack at him

He'll knock the kid right on his ass.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 05:54 AM

3. I doubt it.

The biden/ryan debates are not going to be the walk in the park so many duers believe it will be.

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Response to cali (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 06:09 AM

4. huh

 

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Response to cali (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 07:03 AM

5. And why might that be?

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Response to whathehell (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 11:21 AM

9. because Ryan is glib, a much better liar than rMoney

energetic, quick on his feet and not nearly as stupid as many duers think.

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Response to cali (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 08:35 PM

11. Oh yes, I've heard that he's glib and no dummy,

but do you really think he can "get past" someone like Joe Biden?

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Response to cali (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 07:31 AM

6. I disagree

ryan has handed Biden so much material over which he can drag that little skunk's ass backwards through the rose bush. Many people short change the VP---last time he debated, he wiped the floor with his opponent. I don't believe ryan to be any intellectually better than mooselini... his record is to decimate the elderly, the poor and working classes of this country in order to make the rich richer--he can't run away from that. Biden will hang that millstone around his neck and we'll all watch him sink with it.

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Response to cali (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 07:54 AM

7. It will if climate change is on the topic list

Ryan is a big climate change denyer. Hope Biden bones up on NOAA recent report on climate change. That goes for Obama as well.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 08:00 AM

8. Not to mention foreign policy. Ryan has as much foreign policy experience as Palin.

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Response to cali (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 11:46 AM

10. I don't doubt it. Biden will tear little Paul RyAYN to shreds.

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