“…So far, putting Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s ticket hasn’t led to any detailed plans for his top issue, the budget.
That won’t change, according to a Romney aide who spoke to Politico.
“The nature of running a presidential campaign is that you’re communicating direction to the American people,” a Romney adviser, who is not named, told Politico.
“Campaigns that are about specifics, particularly in today’s environment, get tripped up.”
The issue of the budget, particularly taxes and cuts to entitlement programs, is a pivotal one for the election and is one both campaigns are trying to exploit.
For the Romney campaign, that has meant accusing President Barack Obama of decimating Medicare by taking funds from it for his health care law -
- even though that is a false claim.
Ryan’s own budget would transform the program to make it almost unrecognizable…”
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