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The Paul Ryan Budget Is Sinking the Romney Campaign

From the first day that Ryan joined the Romney ticket, the campaign has been running away from The Ryan Budget.

The first 48-72 hours of Ryan’s VP candidacy saw John Sununu zipping from one TV interview to another to announce that Romney was NOT adopting The Ryan Budget and would have a budget plan of his own. Since then, both Romney and his surrogate speakers have been tripping over themselves to remind voters that Romney, not Ryan is at the top of the ticket. Who can forget Romney’s failed cheerleader moment when he could not turn a crowd cheering for Ryan into a crowd cheering “Romney-Ryan”?

On Friday night, Chris Matthews made a similar observation (video above).

Matthews thinks that The Ryan Budget is the cause of Romney’s grief. Howard Fineman says that Romney did not pick Ryan for the The Ryan Budget. The more scrutiny the Ryan budget gets, the less popular it becomes. Joy-Ann Reid says that the Ryan budget has put Obama ahead in the over-60 voting bloc, a critical base for Romney.

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The Paul Ryan Budget Is Sinking the Romney Campaign

I noticed that from the first day that Ryan joined the Romney ticket, the campaign has been running away from The Ryan Budget.

The first 48-72 hours of Ryan’s VP candidacy saw John Sununu zipping from one TV interview to another to announce that Romney was NOT adopting The Ryan Budget and would have a budget plan of his own. Since then, both Romney and his surrogate speakers have been tripping over themselves to remind voters that Romney, not Ryan is at the top of the ticket. Who can forget Romney’s failed cheerleader moment when he could not turn a crowd cheering for Ryan into a crowd cheering “Romney-Ryan”?

On Friday night, Chris Matthews made a similar observation.

Matthews thinks that The Ryan Budget is the cause of Romney’s grief. Howard Fineman says that Romney did not pick Ryan for the The Ryan Budget. The more scrutiny The Ryan Budget gets, the less popular it becomes. Joy-Ann Reid says that The Ryan Budget has put Obama ahead in the over 60 voting bloc, a critical base for Romney.

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Cynthia Kouril

Cynthia Kouril is a former Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York under several different U.S. Attorneys, former counsel to the Inspector General for the N.Y.C. Department of Environmental Protection where she investigated threats to the New York City water supply and other environmental crimes, as well as public corruption and fraud against the government, former Examining Attorney at the N.Y.C. Department of Investigation and former Capital Construction Counsel at New York City Parks and Recreation.
She is now in private practice with a colleague whom she met while at the USA Attorney's Office. Ms. Kouril is a member of the Steering Committee, National Committeewoman and Regional Coordinator for the New York Democratic Lawyers Council, a member of the Program Committee of the Federal Bar Council and a member of the Election Law Committee at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She is active in several other Bar Associations.
Most important of all, she is a soccer mom.

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