Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Canada: Let the attacks begin

The National Post

Growing pains on campaign trail for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as Obama sharpens attack on GOP Medicare plans

The newly shaped Republican presidential ticket is fighting growing pains amid charges from President Barack Obama’s re-election team that challenger Mitt Romney favors his new running mate’s controversial plans to overhaul Medicare and cut trillions of dollars from social programs.

But for all the advantages of having a running mate to share the workload, the Republicans are working through the challenge of planning double the events, coordinating messaging on the road, handling new security stresses and simply getting to know each other.

While Romney’s pick of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan has energized his campaign, the move has opened up the Republican ticket to an entirely new set of attacks and criticisms.

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