“..It was a less harsh rebuke than that by Ann Romney – who told critics to “stop it,” -
-but the criticism was still striking for the Wisconsin congressman, who has cultivated strong relationships with conservative pundits.
The Romney-Ryan ticket has come under criticism from conservative pundits as the campaign tries to get past the damage done by the former Massachusetts governor’s leaked comments at a May fundraiser -
- where he said that 47 percent of Americans are “dependent on government” – and see themselves as “victims” because they don’t pay income tax.
Peggy Noonan, from her perch at the Wall Street Journal has called for an “intervention.”
Michael Gerson of the Washington Post said the Republican ideology of the “makers” versus “takers” – a phrase Ryan coined – “offers nothing.”
Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard called Romney’s remarks “arrogant and stupid.”..”
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