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Reaction to Ryan: A Gap Between Mainstream America and Official Washington

tex1952 Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 7:25 AM
BAH. There will be NO difference if R & R get in the WH. Just more smoke & mirrors and lies. Agreed that they are the lesser of 2 the evils, but look at BOTH of their records as politicians. The disconnect has and will be there regardless of party. The ONLY difference between the parties is the Repugnants are SNEAKIER and are able to hide or shift blame for the bad they do much better than damocraps. Not advocating a third party ! Just sayin' !

One of the things Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate ensures is a series of polling questions over the coming months asking voters what's more important: creating jobs or cutting government spending; helping the economy or cutting deficits; repealing the president's health care law or focusing on the economy.

These questions reflect the way official Washington views the world, but they don't make sense in Mainstream America. In Washington, it's a given that more government spending is needed to help the economy. Most Americans hold the opposite view. So when you ask whether...